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    Semar Pegulingan Saih Pitu Mekar Bhuana Examples:

    Unduk, Kamasan Village, Klungkung style

    Blandongan, Pagan Kelod Village, Denpasar style

    Bramara, Kaliungu Kelod Village, Denpasar style

    Sinom Kelanguan, composed in 1941 by I Ketut Gending from Gerenceng Village, Denpasar

    Ginanti, Titih Village, Denpasar style

    Semara Patangian (Pelegongan) Mekar Bhuana Examples:

    Kawitan (first section), I Wayan Lotring, Kuta

    Bopong (opening section), I Wayan Lotring, Kuta

    Bopong (closing section), I Wayan Lotring, Kuta

    Gender Wayang Mekar Bhuana Examples:

    Seketi, Br. Teges Kanginan

    Pemungkah, Pacung Village style

    Cangak Merengang, Pacung Village style

    Selonding Mekar Bhuana examples:

    Dukuh Dayang, Bugbug Village, Karangasem style

    Gumi Usak, originally from Asak Village, Karangasem; re-arranged by Vaughan Hatch

    Sekati example:

    Perejangan, orginally from Temega Village, Karangasem: played by Vaughan Hatch on an iron-keyed instrument that he crafted himself based on field recording by Theo Meier from 1962

    Gong “Sekatian” Bugbug

    Not an actual Sekati orchestra in terms of instrumentation but named as such by Bugbug locals. Also referred to as “Gong Desa”. Excerpt recorded by Vaughan Hatch on DAT in 1998.

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    1999 – 2000 Preservation of three Pacung Village, Gianyar style gender wayang instrumental pieces. This music was taught to musicians outside of Pacung to encourage

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    In 2010, we produced the first DVD of Balinese court music ever filmed in a historic temple. This video documents rare court semara pagulingan music
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