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Sundanese Classical Music
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Sundanese Classical Music
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Sundanese Classical Music
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: World Music Library
Release Date: 4/20/1994
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 741952513124, 041952513125
 

CD Reviews

Sundanese sung poetry and flute music
Geert Jan van Oldenborgh | Gouda, Holland | 02/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The most famous form of Sundanese classical music is the tembang, a set of songs accompanied by two kacapis (zithers), suling (bamboo flute) and ocasionally a rebab (two-stringed violin). The poems are sometimes in free verse, sometimes in a rythmic arrangement, and highly ornamented, with the kacapis providing the bases of the melodic line, and the suling and rebab varying and commenting on it. Kacapi suling is a more recent form, consisting of the rythmic pieces of tembang with the song left out, creating a wonderfully flowing music, which is also very accessible to ears unaccustomed to Indonesian music. This CD contains very nice recordings of both types of music."