Animal Mass

for 4 singers and gamelan was composed October 1996 for Gending,

with financial support from the FST. Performed by Gending

with Jurrien Sligter conducting and recorded by VPRO radio.

ANIMAL MASS is shaped like a mass, lasts 15 minutes and can also be performed instrumentally. The libretto is based on the vocabulary of a variety of spontaneous animals.

 

 

INSTRUMENTATION

 

singers:

counter-tenor

alto

bariton

bas

 

 A cicer is played by one of the singers.

 

12 piece gamelan:

 

saron peking

sarun barung

sarun demung

bonang panerus

bonang barung

gender barung

 

slentem

gambang

kendang

bedug

kenong

 

kempul+gong

suwakan+gong ageng

 

kendang en bedug play same part in unison

 

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