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GCJ  Yantra Digital Series

 

 

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Gamelan of Central Java - 20

 

EVOCATIVE MUSIC FROM KRATONS AND PALACES

 

 

tracks:

 

Track 1      14:41      Istana Mangkunegaran

First stanza of Ktw Puspa Warna at night from the garden surrounding the Pendopo. The three ceremonial gamelans – Kodok Ngorek (Croaking Frog),  Munggang,  Carabalen.

 

Track 2      15:22      Pura Paku Alaman

Morning rehearsal of bedhaya dances.

       

Track 3      14:39      Kraton Yogyakarta

Midday gamelan rehearsal with a natural/real superposition of azan (muezzin chant). 

Sequence from a formal performance of the bedhaya dance Semang – introduction, gendhing, final exit march (mares) with Western trumpet and drum.

 

Track 4      21:28      Kraton Surakarta

The peaceful, scintillating sound of gamelan Kaduk Manis playing Gd Babar Layar.

A taste of the islamic music – santi swara – using chorus, terbang (rebana) drums, and kemanak, during the Sekaten celebrations.

A beginning of the over 90-minute-long fascination of the Kraton's Bedhaya Ketawang.