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Gong Of Belaluan Kebyar Ding I: Kebyar
03 :06
02
Gong Of Belaluan Kebyar Ding II: Surapati
03 :03
03 03 :01
04
Gong Of Belaluan Kebyar Ding IV: Batél
02 :59
05 02 :53
06 03 :08
07
Gong Of Belaluan Curik Ngaras
02 :55
08
Gong Of Belaluan Kembang Langkuas
02 :53
09
Pelégongan of Kuta, directed by I Wayan Lotring Calonarang: Sisya
02 :41
10
Pelégongan of Kuta, directed by I Wayan Lotring Calonarang: Ngalap Basé = Ampin Lukun
02 :55
11
Pelégongan of Kuta, directed by I Wayan Lotring Gegénggongan
02 :52
12
Pelégongan of Kuta, directed by I Wayan Lotring Gonténg (Djawa) Pengawak Solo
02 :45
13
Gong Of Busungbiu Lagu "Tabuh Gari"
02 :52
14
Gong Of Busungbiu Lagu "Cocelantungan"
02 :46
15
Gendér Wayang Of Kuta, Directed By I Wayan Lotring Seléndro
02 :50
16
Jangér Group Of Abian Timbul Putih Putih Saput Anduk
02 :41
17
Angklung Of Sidan Lagu Gending "Merdah"
03 :00
18
Angklung Of Sidan Lagu "Ngisep Dublag"
03 :10
19
Benjamin Britten, Colin McPhee Pemungkah
02 :47
20
Benjamin Britten, Colin McPhee Rébong
02 :55
21
Benjamin Britten, Colin McPhee Gambangan
01 :36
22
Benjamin Britten, Colin McPhee Lagu Délem
01 :28
23
Benjamin Britten, Colin McPhee Tabu Telu
02 :43
24
Colin McPhee, Benjamin Britten, and Georges Barrère Lagu Ardja
02 :13
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Colin McPhee, Benjamin Britten, and Georges Barrère Kambing Slem
01 :53
ARTIST
TITLE
The Roots of Gamelan: The First Recordings
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WA 2001CD WA 2001CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/2/2010

2015 repress expected soon? Subtitled: Bali, 1928, New York, 1941. 1999 release, the first on this exceptional classical world music label. Recordings from Bali, 1928, reissued for the first time. These historic recordings were made as part of a collection of the first and only commercially-released recordings of Balinese music prior to World War II. This incredibly diverse sampling of Balinese new and older styles was released on 78 rpm discs that same year, with subsequent releases for international distribution in the following years. The discs were sold worldwide (or not sold, as it happened) and quickly went out-of-print. It was a crucial time in the island's musical history, as Bali was in the midst of an artistic revolution, with a new style of music, kebyar, sweeping the island. Gamelan groups were having their older ceremonial orchestras melted down and reforged in the new style. Intense competition between villages and regions was driving young composers to develop compositional ideas, innovations and impressive techniques. Gamelan is the general term for Bali's dozen or so instrumental music ensembles. The word is derived from gamel, to handle, and Balinese make a clear distinction between gamelan krawang, bronze instruments, and other kinds of ensembles utilizing bamboo. The distinctive features of Bali's major styles highlight shimmering resonances of gongs, knobbed gong-chimes, and metallophones (with bronze keys suspended over bamboo resonators), ranging four or five octaves, and differing from neighboring Java in their explosive sonorities and phrasings. Gamelan styles are associated with specific contexts of ceremonial, entertainment, or recreational activity. The unique collection of tuned gongs, gong-chimes and flat metallophones which we associate with the gamelan styles of Bali and Java, appears to have developed between the construction of the 9th century Buddhist temple Borobudur and the arrival of the first Dutch expedition in 1595. The end of the album features music by composer Colin McPhee, whose reinterpretive work is inspired by these early recordings, using piano and flute.