The Music of Bali, Vol. 2: Legong Gamelan


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The Music of Bali, Vol. 2: Legong Gamelan by Tirta Sari

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In line with producer David Parsons’ unparalleled web site recording model recapturing misplaced arts and creating new, this second quantity of the Balinese sequence was recorded within the Pura Gunung Sari Temple at Peliatan, Bali. Peliatan, a small village south of Ubud, is legendary for its Legong traditions.

Gamelan refers to an ensemble of devices in Java and Bali which is comprised primarily of bronze gongs and metallophones tuned in order that intervals of a scale conform to sure tuning fashions. The tuning for the gamelan utilized by Tirta Sari relies on the gamelan Semar Pegulingan, an ensemble that, in its authentic type, utilized the seven-tone pelog tuning system widespread to Bali and Java.

Later, the Tirta Sari ensemble was modified (by including devices and altering the configuration and vary of the keys and kettle-gongs on the prevailing devices), to make it extra just like the gamelan gong kebyar, the preferred sort of gamelan in present-day Bali. By taking parts from each kinds of gamelan, Tirta Sari has been in a position to play a greater diversity of musical types and repertiore, in addition to dances.

The principal musicians of the Tirta Sari ensemble are Tjok Alit Hendrawan, Anak Agung Oka Dalam, Wayan Kopi, Ketut Madra, Tjok Bagus and Wayan Subrata.

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