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Die Hood Collection - Frühe Feldaufnahmen aus Java
Museum Collection Berlin
Product number: SM 17122
Edition: + 92-page booklet
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This CD, which is a co-production with the Berlin Ethnological Museum, is a sample of the larger Mantle Hood collection of 164 reel-to-reel tapes representing more than 80 hours of music and improvisations of principal Javanese gamelan musicians in Yogya, Solo and Bandung in the 1950s. The recordings capture improvisation rooted in a truly Javanese traditional rote system of learning during a pivotal era before the widespread influence of western-modelled conservatory pedagogy.
All pieces of this CD – recorded in 1957 and 1958 – are first releases.


Lagon Tlutur (slendro pathet manyura)
Ladrang Asmarandana (slendro pathet manyura)
Jineman Uler Kambang (slendro pathet sanga)
Ketawang Tarupala (slendro pathet manyura)
Budak Ceurik
Ketawang Langen Gita Srinarendra (pelog pathet barang)
Ladrang Kandamanyura (slendro pathet manyura)
Gendhing Rambu (pelog pathet lima)

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Die Hood Collection - Frühe Feldaufnahmen aus Java
Museum Collection Berlin
+ 92-page booklet
78 ′10 ′′

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Product number:
SM 17122
0,19 kg

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