Homemade recipe

From Wind Repertory Project
Emily Koh

Emily Koh

Subtitle: nasi ulam

The title of this work is intentionally written in lower case.

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Emily Koh
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-toms (2)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

homemade recipe: nasi ulam is a sonic reimagination of a recipe of nasi ulam, a Peranakan mixed herb rice that can be found in Malaysia, Indonesia (Bali), Thailand and Singapore. Nasi ulam consists of cooled cooked rice, mixed with shallots, galangal, lemongrass, coconut, chili, calamansi juice, with chopped herbs such as daun kaduk (wild pepper leaf), daun kesum (coriander leaf), kafir lime leaf, mint leaf, turmeric leaf, Thai basil and ginger flower. Shredded fish or shrimp is often mixed in as well. The work includes melodies and interlocking rhythmic patterns that evokes sounds from the straits of Southeast Asia.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Emily Koh website Accessed 3 February 2021
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 377.