Gamelan

Ensembles of Southeast Asia, consisting of various combinations of gongs, metallophones, xylophones, drums, bowed and plucked chordophones, flutes or double reed aerophones, small cymbals, and singers. They accompany dances and religious and ceremonial events.

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Ensembles of Southeast Asia, consisting of various combinations of gongs, metallophones, xylophones, drums, bowed and plucked chordophones, flutes or double reed aerophones, small cymbals, and singers. They accompany dances and religious and ceremonial events.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300205068. The J. Paul Getty Trust.