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pin peat


  • A Khmer classical court ensemble.

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  • Variants

    • bin bādy
    • pinn peat
    • pinpeat
  • Broader Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat: Khmer traditional wedding music, 1990?
    • found: Grove music online June 9, 2014 :(Pin Peat. Cambodian ensemble which accompanies court dance, masked plays, shadow plays and ceremonies, in addition to performing outside these contexts. The large ensemble consists of korng tauch and korng thom, (circular gong-chimes); sralai tauch and sralai thom (quadruple reed aerophones); roneat daik (metallophone); roneat aik and roneat thung (xylophones); ching (a pair of small cymbals); skor thom and sampho (drums); and vocalists (neak chrieng). The reduced ensemble often comprises korng thom, sralai thom, roneat aik, sampho, ching and vocalists)
    • found: Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, 1998:volume 4, page 939 glossary (pinn peat Khmer classical court ensemble)
    • found: Wikipedia June 9, 2014:(Pinpeat The pinpeat orchestra or musical ensemble performs the ceremonial music of the royal courts and temples of Cambodia. The orchestra consists of approximately nine or ten instruments, mainly wind and percussion (including several varieties of xylophone and drums). It accompanies court dances, masked plays, shadow plays, and religious ceremonies.)
    • found: Sam, Sam-Ang. The pin peat ensemble, 1988:page 49 (Pin peat can be grouped into three different ensemble types, depending on milieu: the village, the court, and the University of Fine Arts.)
    • found: New Grove dict. of musical instruments:volume 3, page 719 (pinpeat see bin bāby) volume 1, page 230 (bin bāby orchestra of Kampuchea used to accompany the royal ballet, shadow plays and monastic rites)
  • General Notes

    • A Khmer classical court ensemble.
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-06-24: new
    • 2014-12-11: revised
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