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Java: The Jasmine Isle / Gamelan Music

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    Jasmine and the exotic, subtle sounds of the orchestra called gamelan are inextricably linked in the life of Java, Indonesia's most populous isle. Sacred musical instruments, religious offerings, dancers, brides—all are decorated with jasmine. And where there is jasmine, there is the music of the gamelan: at religious ceremonies, at the theater, at popular entertainment. The rich, intricate texture of the Javanese gamelan is in sharp contrast to the extrovert brilliance of gamelan gong kebjar, found on the neighboring island of Bali. This record presents instrumental versions of pieces well known in Java.

    FROM THE ORIGINAL LINER NOTES (1969)

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    Recorded in Java by Suryabrata & David Lewiston

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Explorer Series: Indonesia
Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 05:00
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Jasmine and the exotic, subtle sounds of the gamelan are inextricably linked in the life of Java, Indonesia's most populous isle: at religious ceremonies, at the theater, in popular entertainment. The rich, intricate texture of the Javanese gamelan stands in sharp contrast to the extrovert brilliance of gamelan gong kebjar from neighboring Bali.

Description: 

Jasmine and the exotic, subtle sounds of the orchestra called gamelan are inextricably linked in the life of Java, Indonesia's most populous isle. Sacred musical instruments, religious offerings, dancers, brides—all are decorated with jasmine. And where there is jasmine, there is the music of the gamelan: at religious ceremonies, at the theater, at popular entertainment. The rich, intricate texture of the Javanese gamelan is in sharp contrast to the extrovert brilliance of gamelan gong kebjar, found on the neighboring island of Bali. This record presents instrumental versions of pieces well known in Java.

FROM THE ORIGINAL LINER NOTES (1969)

ProductionCredits: 

Recorded in Java by Suryabrata & David Lewiston

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79717

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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197
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499
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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 05:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597971729BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
081227781163
Price: 
9.00
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