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dc.contributor.advisorHan, Guohuangen_US
dc.contributor.authorSantosaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-26T17:27:53Z
dc.date.available2016-02-26T17:27:53Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/15785
dc.descriptionDiscography: leaf [82]en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages [79]-81)en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this study I would like to demonstrate how important the role of the rebab is in the context of Javanese gamelan music. The rebab is one of the elaborating instruments in gamelan music. Its melody is important because it leads other instruments. In addition, it also improvises the balungan or the vocal melody. The balungan and the vocal melody inspire the melody of the rebab. Behind the vocal and the balungan melody, there are several concepts or principles that govern instrumental parts. These principles constrain the instrumental part and guide the elaboration of their treatment. Despite the constraints, however, the rebab is still flexible enough to improvise its melody. Its treatment shows how important the role of the rebab in the gamelan composition really is. Its role can be analyzed from its presence in gendhing type, vocal type, or a combination of those types of composition. In general, there are five basic constraints that are always present in the treatment of the rebab: the pathet, the balungan, the vocal melody, the scale, and the melodic formula. These constraints must be considered when a rebab player performs his part in a composition. The rebab treatment also has some flexibility in developing its part. By manipulating its melodic formulas, it becomes an entity that balances its flexibility within constraints. It is this relationship that generates the rebab treatment so that its presence in the ensemble becomes part of the complexity of the interwoven sound.en_US
dc.format.extent82 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGamelan music--History and criticismen_US
dc.subject.lcshMusic--Indonesia--Java--History and criticismen_US
dc.subject.lcshMusical instruments--Indonesia--Javaen_US
dc.titleThe music of the rebab in Javanese gamelanen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Musicen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Mus. (Master of Music)en_US


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