Singapore Wind Symphony's Percussion Ensemble
|Singapore Wind Symphony's Percussion Ensemble|
|Also known as||SWSPE|
|Origin||Ulu Pandan, Singapore|
|Years active||2004 -present|
|Associated acts||Singapore Wind Symphony|
|Website||Construction in progress|
The Singapore Wind Symphony's Percussion Ensemble (SWSPE) is an affiliation of the Singapore Wind Symphony (SWS). The ensemble is based in Singapore and is made up of both professional and amateur musicians.
The Singapore Wind Symphony's Percussion Ensemble was initiated and formed by Mr Willy Tan, timpanist from the Singapore Wind Symphony. Prior to his current appointment as leader of the ensemble, he has also taken the role of conductor from 2004-2006.
Members of the ensemble gather from a range of professions - professional musicians and educators, executives, national servicemen, college and tertiary students.
Since its inception in 2004, the SWSPE has held numerous public performances titled "Percussive Elementz", held twice a year. At its inaugural performance, the ensemble was honoured to have internationally renowned percussionist, Mr Tama Goh, as a guest soloist.
In 2005, the ensemble made her debut at the internationally acclaimed band competition, the 15th World Music Contest, (WMC) held in Kerkrade, Netherlands. The ensemble took part in The Percussion Ensemble Competition - Concert Division, and clinched the Silver award. This year also marked the introduction of such a division.
Guests who have performed with the SWSPE:
Mr Pan Huei Yuan, currently pursuing a Masters of Music (Percussion Performance) and Literature at the Northwestern University, USA. He is also a percussion instructor with the Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band (NUMB)
The SWSPE has been exploring a diverse range of repertoire, those that have been performed by the ensemble are listed in the table below.
|Overture for Percussion||John Beck|
|Samba Classico||Anthony Cirone|
|Jazz Varians||John Beck|
|Suite for Solo Drumset & Percussion Ensemble feat Tama Goh||David Mancini|
|African Welcome Piece||Michael Udow|
|Winstone Suite||Jared Spears|
|Valley of Nepal||Chris Brooks|
|Taiko [[:Media:|listen]] (help·[[:File:|info]])- Recorded 'Live' by the SWSPE||Scott Harding|
|Concerto for Drumset feat Mr Dennis Sim||John Beck|
|Symphony No 2 for Percussion Ensemble||Anthony Cirone|
|Visional Train||Kazuhiro Mamada|
|Concerto for Marimba & Percussion Ensemble feat Mr Muhammad Iskandar Mohd Rashid||Ney Rosauro|
|Volume Pig||Gareth Farr|
|Tribute to Mangione||Chuck Mangione /Chris Crockarell|
|Marimba Spiritual feat Mr Muhammad Iskandar Mohd Rashid||Minoru Miki|
|Marching Season||Yanni / Chris Brooks|
|Doomsday Machine||Michael Burritt|
|Ku-Ka Illmuku||Christopher Rouse|
|Mudra featuring Mr Pang Huei Yuan||Bob Becker|
|Sambach||J S Bach / Chris Brooks|
|Take The A Train||B Strayhorn / Chris Brooks|
|Noises ON||Chris Crockarell|
|Concert #2 for Marimba & Percussion Ensemble feat Ms Kae Hashimoto||Ney Rosauro|
|I Am Exhausted By My Own Heartbeats||Philip Tan|
|Ants’ Carnival||Philip Tan|
|Oh Elliot||Philip Tan|