Included are two extended tracks of contrasting but matching beauty, grace and dignity. The first, an instrumental for an 18th-century sacred gamelan, is a piece associated with the Muslim feast of Mouloud. The second is a 50-minute three-part sacred dance normally performed by the princesses of the palace and rich in both male and female solo and choral singing as well as instrumental work. Both are superb.
Royal Palace of Yogyakarta 3: Spiritual and Sacred Music Review
by John Storm Roberts