1 – 20:58 Ketawang bedhayan DURADASIH slendro manyura
2 – 14:08 Gendhing bonang DHENGGUNG TURULARE pelog nem
3 – 14:57 Gendhing GAMBIR SAWIT slendro sanga
Collection: Digital Series, Gamelan of Central Java
This album opens with a section of a larger gendhing that accompanies a bedhaya dance called Dura Dasih or Dora Dasih (meaning “deceitful love”). Bedhaya is a genre of court ceremonial dance. Performed by seven or nine female dancers, it evokes a solemn and peaceful atmosphere. The section included in the album is ketawang Kinanthi Dura Dasih. It is a piece composed on the basis of macapat Kinanthi, one of the forms of sung-poetry.