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gamelan


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Type of orch. found in S. E. Asia, particularly Indonesia (e.g. Java). Incl. str. and woodwind instrs., but is notable for range of perc. such as gongs, drums, chimes, marimbas, etc. The visit of a Javanese gamelan to the Paris Exposition of 1889 had a marked influence on Debussy.

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