Performers: Nyi Cendaniraras (pesindhen), Darsono (gerong), Rustopo (gerong), Waridi (gerong), Suraji (rebab), Ibu Pringgo Hadiwiyono (gender), Supardi (bonang), Rusdiyantoro (bonang), musicians of STSI and Kraton Surakarta, Joko Purwanto (coordinator)
Instruments: Gamelans Kyai Kaduk Manis ("Extraordinarily Sweet", pelog) & Kyai Manis Rengga ("Sweet in Ornament", slendro)
Playing time: 58'
Recording date: May 2004 (Kraton Surakarta)
This is a natural followup to the previously released Volume VI in this series. There are some unusual items here, however, including the archaic carabalen genre (4 tones) and the less common kemanek genre. The first piece is especially satisfying, showing more parts than most of the tracks on my list.
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To Javanese music page.T. M. McComb