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June 27, 2006 Chamber Music – conductor not used Size of Venue (performance space) Groups by number Duet, trio, quartet, quintet String Quartet two violins, one viola, one cello Piano Quartet one violin, one viola, one cello, one piano Piano Quintet String ensemble plus piano Brass Quintet Two trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba Woodwind Quintet (only one with 5 different instruments) Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon Frescobaldi – Canzona detta la Bianchina Violin Cornett Continuo Chitarrone Harp Organ Young person’s guide to the Orchestra (title with narration) Variations and a fugue on a theme of Henry Purcell (title without narration) 1945 film: instruments of the orchestra Henry Purcell, Rondeau from Abdelazar or The Moor’s Revenge A-B-A-C-A (rondo) Gamelan Music of Bali (Balinese and Javanese) Diversity of styles Most common orchestras Bronze
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Unformatted text preview: Bamboo Gender Wayang Instrumental ensemble Smallest group of four musicians Bronze metalophone with 10 metal bars Bamboo resonator under each bar. Played with wooden mallets Large – gender gede Small – gender barangan Played in slendro scale (five-note scale, dividing the octave into five nearly equal parts) Purposeful mistuning causes “shimmering” sound Monophonic texture Heterophonic texture Polyphonic texture (kotekan) • Religious functions • Ritual gatherings • Temple festivals • Dance dramas • Social dancing • Shadow puppet theater (Wayang Kulit) “Shadow Puppet Theater” Dalang (Puppetmaster/Priest) The Prosperity of Wibisana Overture Story-Puppets-Musical Techniques Usually based on religious subjects Parables Myths Social Political Current topics of the day...
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