Gamelan Semar Pegulingan / Gamelan Semar Pegulingan Saih Pitu

Gamelan Semar Pegulingan Saih Pitu: The Heavenly Orchestra of Bali

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Semar Pegulingan gamelans were originally royal ensembles and used a seven-tone scale. Later, various different ensembles with the same name developed, all of them pitched higher and with a brighter, more delicate sound than gong gede. This group is one of the few remaining seven-tone Semar Pegulingan gamelans. Its music seems almost weightless, slower and less insistently virtuosic than modern styles.

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