November 15-16, 2012 Wayang Wong Harjunawiwaha, Gendhing
Westmister Concert, and Serimpi Pandhelori, Lawungageng Magnificent performances full of magic and glory from the Kraton of Nyayogyakarta, presented by Gala Budaya World Performance in cooperation with the Court of Yogyakarta and Wayang Orang Bharata, 8:00 pm at Teater Jakarta, Taman Ismain Marzuki, Jalan Cikini Raja 73, Jakarta, Tickets: www.tamanismailmarzuki.com November 14-24, 2012 OTabotO Festival Bengkulu Bengkulu City, the Province of Bengkulu The Tabot ceremony is a tradition that has been passed down for generations in celebrating the Islamic New Year and the tragic death of Husein Bin Ali (the grandson of Prophet Muhammad pbuh).
In chapter 2, "The Taste of Music: Rasaning Gendhing" Benamou introduces us to the central aesthetic term rasa.
In chapter 3, "The Classification of Rasa Gendhing" he launches a thorough analysis of how these lexical mappings relate to how musicians talk about the karawdtan repertoire as musical objects--the first of the three possible meaning categories of rasa (see above).
Pietists denounced singing (tembang) and music (gendhing) as sinful and believed that permitting tembang in church services would undermine the Christianization of indigenous people (Sylado 2003, 17).
Kyai Ngabdullah (known later as Kyai Tunggul Wulung)11 and Kyai Sadrach extended Coolen's ideas by employing traditional gendhing or gamelan compositions in their church services.
(19.) "Dhalang Bicak was performing a story from the Bharatayuddha, 'The Death of Abimanyu.' Just after the scene about the death of Abimanyu's two wives [after they hear of his death] Gendhing
Bendhet [Gendhing Bondhet?] was played.
'Music from the Palaces and Villages of Java', a concert dedicated to the maker of this gamelan, began with a Gendhing
Bonang, a purely instrumental piece preparing everyone for the evening and clearing the air of bad spirits.
It has since become standard practice for ethnomusicologists to go to the "field" (an important aspect of the discipline), studying not only the knowledge of gamelan, but also how to play gendhing (gamelan composition) and to sing tembang (Javanese sung poetry).
Subsequently, the author shows that the interconnections of gatra, in exact duplication or varied form, is commonly found in a larger spectrum of the gendhing repertory.
Chapter 8, the lengthiest and most-technical chapter of the book, examines the nature of the interactions between performers in three distinct types of repertory: gendhing
(gamelan compositions), palaran ("ametrical vocal melodies fitted loosely to metrical instrumental settings" [p.
As the Javanese literary arts were developed and promulgated in the courts, parallel musical changes occurred in the gamelan gendhing
(compositions), for example in the development of poetic texts consisting of hundreds of stanzas which were set with choral parts to gamelan pieces to accompany sacred court dances.
Tjakrahadikusuma, "De Regelen der Gendhing
[Rules of Gamelan Works]", referred to in Kunst, De Toonkunst van Java/Music in Java.