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ENSEMBLE

According to a book by Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin, "Muzik Tradisional Malaysia" (page 4), ensembles music can be group into the nature of the performance's forms they serve and their instrumentations. 

In general, these group included:

1.    Musical groups consisting of Idiophone instruments which accompany theater and dance performances, or instruments that are played to kings and nobles, or to accompany custom's social occasions. Examples from this group are:

Angklung

Caklempong

Gamelan

 

2.    Ensembles of Membranophone in large and various size scale that produces instrumental music or to accompany chorus singing and dancing. Membranophones in Malay society represents the drum's groups, synonym to be used to be played during the zikir (chanting words to praise Allah and prophet Muhammad S.A.W). nowadays this group is very popular during weddings, cultural festivals, Sultan's birthday, and National Day. Examples from this group are: 

Kompang

Hadrah

Rodat

Dabus

 

3.    Ensembles consist of three categories of instrument (Aerophone Idiophone and Membranophone ) that accompany theater and dance performances. Examples from this group are:

Wayang kulit

Nobat