Semara patangian, also commonly known as pelegongan, is a type of orchestra that is used to accompany legong, Calonarang, topeng (masked) and pependetan dances for both ritual and secular performances. There is also a wide repertoire of semara patangian compositions, the more famous of which were composed by pelegongan maestro, I Wayan Lotring of Kuta (read more about him in a chapter written by Vaughan Hatch in a book entitled Kuta and Kuta, also available on our store).
Depending on preference, buyers can choose to have the high ndang key of the gangsa, jublag and jegogan place on the left in the classical style like the antique set at Mekar Bhuana Conservatory.
Watch a video of Mekar Bhuana’s own antique pelegongan set with its unique old-fashioned style tuning, which was tuned together by Wayan Widia and Vaughan Hatch:
This new, carved and gold-gilded pelegongan orchestra is made up of the follow instrumentation:
– 2 Gender Rambat (14 keys)
– 4 Gangsa Pemade (5 keys)
– 4 Gangsa Kantilan (5 keys)
– 2 jublag/calung (5 keys)
– 2 jegogan (5 keys)
– 1 ceng-ceng ricik
– 1 kajar time keeper
– 1 klenang time keeper
– 3 suling flutes (1 small and 2 medium)
– 1 rebab
– 1 gentorag
– 1 kempur gong (60 cm) in carved and gold-gilded frame
– 1 hanging kemong (25 cm) in carved and gold-gilded frame
– 1 complete set of mallets
Contact us for shipping costs and further information.
We are aware that purchasing gamelan orchestras or instruments from overseas can be a complicated and frustrating process without professional experience and fluid communication on the ground in Bali. This is why we make the utmost effort to personalise your purchase and supervise the quality of the craftsmanship, tuning and handling of all instruments before they are shipped to your door. Quality control is carried out personally by Balinese gamelan researcher and longtime Bali resident, Vaughan Hatch, who is also the co-founder of Mekar Bhuana. This expertise is included in the price of all our orchestras and instruments, and justifies the price you are paying to have professional instruments that will last you a life-time.