CD discography – central Java

Reviews

A review of available CDs of central Javanese gamelan was published in Seleh Notes, Vol. 13, no. 3, July 2006. An extended version of that review (PDF file, 162 kB), which can be downloaded by clicking here, includes the three-CD set from Arion and the King Records (Japan) series as listed below. The Arion set, although theoretically available at the time of writing (June 2006), is not listed by major retailers. The King Records series has not been obtainable in Europe or the USA for several years, although some CDs in the series appear to be available in Japan: more details below.

Other reviews can be found as follows:

Listings

Indonesian companies

CDs are now being issued by Indonesian recording companies, e.g. Dasa and Keraton Music. Not all are new digital recordings. These are not normally obtainable outside Indonesia.

The Lokananta company has started reissuing some of its classic cassette recordings in CD form: see dedicated pages at www.lokanantasolo.com/pages/cdseries.html, where detailed notes in English can also be found. These CDs are being sold via the American Gamelan Institute.

Companies outside Indonesia

The list below, consisting only of CDs released by Western labels, was prepared for use with the Seleh Notes review mentioned above. Titles of pieces are given in standardised modern spelling, and corrected as far as possible. Titles of the CDs themselves are left unchanged. On the ‘details’ pages, the dates are those of the recordings. Some of the pieces heard on these recordings, e.g. parts of the dance suites, are not identified in the track listings. If you can fill in the gaps, please contact the webmaster.

Languages of notes: E English, F French, G German, J Japanese, S Spanish

The CDs are listed by recording company.

 

ABC-Clio

Gamelan: Traditional Sounds of Indonesia (CD accompanying book by Henry Spiller)

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Arc Music

Gamelan from Central Java [Arc Music EUCD1902]

Notes: E/G/F/S

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Arion

Gamelan of Central Java [Arion ARN 64629, 3 CDs]

Notes: E/F

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Auvidis

Java: Music of the Theater [Auvidis/Unesco D8078]

Notes: ?

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Java – vocal art [Auvidis/Unesco D8014]

Notes: E/F

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Celestial Harmonies

Yogyakarta: Gamelan of the Kraton [Celestial Harmonies 13161-2]

Notes: E

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CMP

The Music of K. R. T. Wasitodiningrat [CMP CMPCD3007]

Notes: E

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Dunya, see Felmay


Elektra Nonesuch

The Jasmine Isle [Elektra Nonesuch 79717-2]

Notes: E

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Javanese Court Gamelan [Vol. I], Pura Pakualaman, Jogjakarta
[Elektra Nonesuch 79719-2]

Notes: E

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Javanese Court Gamelan Vol. II, Mangkunegaran, Solo [Elektra Nonesuch 79721-2]

Notes: E

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Javanese Court Gamelan Vol. III, Kraton Yogya [Elektra Nonesuch 79722-2]

Notes: E

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Felmay

Gamelan of Central Java, I: Classical Gendings [Dunya/Felmay FY8041]

Notes: E

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Gamelan of Central Java, II: Ceremonial Music [Dunya/Felmay FY8042]

Notes: E

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Gamelan of Central Java, III: Modes and Timbres [Dunya/Felmay FY8043]

Notes: E

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Gamelan of Central Java, IV: Spiritual Music [Dunya/Felmay FY8044]

Notes: E

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Gamelan of Central Java, V: Gaya Yogyakarta [Dunya/Felmay FY8075]

Notes: E

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Gamelan of Central Java, VI: Kraton Surakarta [Dunya/Felmay FY8103]

Notes: E

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Gamelan of Central Java, VII: Edge of Tradition [Dunya/Felmay FY8104]

Notes: E

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Inédit (Maison des Cultures du Monde)

Gamelan de Solo: le jeu des sentiments/Solonese gamelan: a garland of moods
[Inédit (Terrains series) W260125, 4 CDs]

Notes: F/E

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JVC

Gamelan of Surakarta [JVC VICG-5263]

Notes: J/E

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King Record Co. (Seven Seas)

These recordings are not currently (June 2006) obtainable in Europe or the USA. The first number given below is that of the original release. A few CDs from the series appear to have been reissued in Japan under other numbers (KICW....).

The Javanese Gamelan [King Record Co. KICC 5129]

Notes: J/E

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Court Music of Kraton Surakarta [King Record Co. KICC 5151/KICW1015]

Notes: J/E

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Court Music of Kraton Surakarta II [King Record Co. KICC 5193]

Notes: J/E

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Gendhing Bonang, Court Music of Surakarta III [King Record Co. KICC 5238/KICW1077]

Notes: J/E

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Chamber Music of Central Java [King Record Co. KICC 5152/KICW1076]

Notes: J/E

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Music of Mangkunegaran Solo I [King Record Co. KICC 5184/KICW1075]

Notes: J/E

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Langendriyan, Music of Mangkunegaran Solo II [King Record Co. KICC 5194]

Notes: J/E

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Klenèngan Session of Solonese Gamelan I [King Record Co. KICC 5185]

Notes: J/E

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Rebab and female singing of Central Javanese Gamelan [King Record Co. KICC5211]

Notes: J/E

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Music of the World

The Sultan's Pleasure [formerly Music of the World: now on download at www.emusic.com]

Notes: E (cassette)

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Nonesuch, see Elektra Nonesuch


Ocora

Java: Palais Royal de Yogyakarta: Vol. 1, Les danses de cour/Court dances
[Ocora/Radio France C560067]

Notes: F/E/G

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Java: Palais Royal de Yogyakarta: Vol. 2, La musique instrumentale/Instrumental music
[Ocora/Radio France C560068]

Notes: F/E/G

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Java: Palais Royal de Yogyakarta: Vol. 3, Le spirituel et le sacré/Spiritual and sacred
[Ocora/Radio France C560069]

Notes: F/E/G

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Java: Palais Royal de Yogyakarta: Vol. 4, La musique de concert/Concert music
[Ocora/Radio France C560087]

Notes: F/E/G

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Java: Langen Mandra Wanara [Ocora/Radio France C559014/5, 2 CDs]

Notes: ?

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Original Music

Street Music of Java [Original Music OMCD 006]

Notes: E

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Rounder

Shadow Music of Java [Rounder CD5060]

Notes: E

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also relevant

Music for Sale: Street Musicians of Java [Kiwi Pacific HLS-91, cassette]

Street Music of Central Java [Lyrichord LLCT 7310, cassette]

Music of Indonesia 2: Kroncong, Dangdut and Langgam Jawa [Smithsonian/Folkways SF40056]

 

 

 

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