Speeches, Lectures, and Letters, Volume 2
Lee and Shepard, 1905
This book introduces the reader to the history, music and instruments specifically of the Central Javanese gamelan, although reference is also made to Balinese gamelan music. There is a detailed account of the ritualistic process by which a gamelan is made, while the book begins with an assessment of the influence of gamelan music on Western composers, from Debussy, to Benjamin Britten, to Steve Reich.
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