The orchestra (gamelan) consists of wind, string and percussion instruments, the latter being in preponderancy to the other two.
We know what Borel has written on the gamelan (he calls it soul music).
A topeng company numbers eleven persons—the dalang, six actors, and four gamelan musicians.
gamelan broke into a song of welcome; the bridegroom was coming.
The gamelan also which accompanies the dalang is somewhat different.
The kaboepaten was filled with gamelan music and the perfume of flowers.
For the gamelan music alone makes too great an impression upon me.
The gamelan played; a dancing-girl entered and began to dance.
There is one gamelan for religious celebrations, another for feasts of rejoicing and another for the theatre.
Wajang performances are always accompanied by gamelan music, explanatory verse and a chorus with chants.
"East Indian orchestra," 1817, from Javanese gamel "to handle."