Compositions by Bill Alves

Information about Gending Chilao

Cello and Javanese Gamelan.

Duration: c. 7:00

Gending Chilao is an example of a piece which shares more in formal structure, mode, and other qualities with traditional Javanese music, but here combined with a Western emissary, the cello (retuned to match the gamelan). Chilao is a beautiful area in the nearby San Gabriel Mountains.

Recording: Here is an excerpt from the premiere performance by Tom Fla herty and the Harvey Mudd American Gamelan. (mpg format)

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