Note: the first cover is of the first CD issue of the album, released during the 1990s. Javanese Court Gamelan is a recording of the gamelan of the Paku Alaman court in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia. It was recorded by ethnomusicologist Robert E. Brown. It was issued on compact disc on April 17, 1991 with the original contents. It was remastered and reissued under the name Java: Court Gamelan on January 28, 2003 with a cover of a photograph of Borobudur.
On spine and disc: Javanese Court Gamelan. The printed durations for track 2 (18:53) and track 3 (21:50) do not match the durations as they actually run. Post-1993 repress of Java: Javanese Court Gamelan, as indicated by the mould SID code in the hub of the disc. Allegedly released in 1995. Issued in standard jewel case with 12 pp. booklet. Mould SID Code: IFPI 0573.
The Music Of KRT Wasitodiningrat Performed By Gamelan Sekar Tunjung. Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Jawa, Indonesia (1909 – 2007). KRT Wasitodiningrat (1904-2007) . Pak Cokro, Ki Cokrowasito, KRT Wasitodipuro, and KPH Notoprojo, highly esteemed composer and performer of Central Javanese gamelan music.
Gamelan Sekar Tunjung. Java: Javanese Court Gamelan.
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P. H. Notoprojo, also known as Tjokrowasito, Wasitodipuro, Wasitodiningrat, among other names (March 17, 1909 – August 30, 2007), was one of the most highly respected performers of Javanese gamelan. He led the Paku Alaman palace gamelan as well as the gamelan for the Radio Republik Indonesia Yogyakarta, and taught gamelan in universities around the world. He was also a noted composer and rebab performer. On March 9, 2004, he received the Nugraha Bhakti Musik Indonesia Award.
Album · 2006 · 4 Songs. Recorded in the royal court of Paku Alam IX, this music casts a hypnotic spell as the players improvise over rhythmic pulses. The female choir, which chants majestically on the nearly 40-minute, two-part "Gending," induces shivers. The shorter "Bubaran: Nudan Mas" is no less exotic, spotlighting the delicate interplay of the gongs and marimbas. Java Court Gamelan Various Artists.
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Vocals [Pesinden] – Niken Larasati, Nyi Tasri*
|2||Gending Tejanata - Ladrang Sembawa - Ladrang Playon||18:28|
|3||Gending Mandulpati - Ladrang Agun-Agun
Vocals [Pesinden] – Niken Larasati, Nyi Djiworetno*
|4||Bubaran Hudan Mas||2:07|
- Art Direction, Design – John William Costa
- Coordinator – Teresa Sterne
- Directed By – K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat*
- Mastered By – Robert C. Ludwig*
- Photography By [Cover Photo] – Black Star
- Recorded By, Liner Notes – Robert E. Brown
NotesThis recording was made on January 10, 1971, in the great reception hall, or pendopo, of the Pura Paku Alaman in Jogyakarta, by kind permission of His Highness Paku Alam VIII.
Grateful thanks to Andrew Toth for help with the recording and notes; and to Michael Moore for valued technical assistance.
Originally released on LP in 1971.
The track time given on the back cover for track 3 is incorrect. The correct time is listed here.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7559-72044-2
|H-72044||K.R.T. Wasitodipuro||Javanese Court Gamelan From The Pura Paku Alaman, Jogyakarta (LP, Album)||Nonesuch||H-72044||US||1971|
|WPCS-10271||K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat*||Java: Javanese Court Gamelan (CD, Album, RE)||Nonesuch||WPCS-10271||Japan||1999|
|7559-72044-2||K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat*||Java: Javanese Court Gamelan (CD, Album, RE)||Elektra Nonesuch||7559-72044-2||Europe||1991|
|H-72044||K.R.T. Wasitodipuro||Javanese Court Gamelan From The Pura Paku Alaman, Jogyakarta (LP, Album, RP)||Nonesuch||H-72044||US||Unknown|
|7559-72044-2||K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat, Robert E. Brown||K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat, Robert E. Brown - Javanese Court Gamelan From The Pura Paku Alaman, Jogyakarta (CD, Album, RP)||Elektra Nonesuch||7559-72044-2||Europe||Unknown|