The Raffles Gamelan: A Historical Note

The Raffles Gamelan: A Historical Note

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The residue of the collection of Sir Stamford Raffles, formed in 1810-24 and presented to the Museum in 1859. Mrs Drake is the grand daughter of the Rev. Raffles Flint, nephew and heir of Sir Stamford.

According to Jeune Scott-Kemball in a 1976 letter, the scaling of the gamelan instruments was determined by Jaap Kunst in 1938. All the instruments except one were slendro. The exception is pelog. The ordering of the keys in the scale was determined by a Javanese musician.

Edited by William Fagg the British Museum With a biographical note by Douglas Barrett Photos with Artifacts in it Soft Cover.

1970 , 32 pp

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