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Unformatted text preview: The eldest and most experiences person plays the gong, as age is highly respected in Javanese society. The orchestras name is emblazoned on the gong, and offerings are made to the gong before the performance. 3. How does a gamelan composition usually begin? How does it end?: A solo introduction, a buka, will start a gamelan piece. Then the drums are heard, until there is a stroke by the gong....
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- Spring '10