(Note: Beyond the specific items listed below, consult music reference works such as The Rough Guide to World Music by Simon Broughton et al. [London; New York: Rough Guides, 2006-] and Ethnomusicology: A Research Guide, by Jennifer Post [2nd ed., Routledge, 2011] for information on additional audio recordings. Use internet music providers such as Smithsonian Global Sound for chapter-related listening and see the Internet resources sections of this Online Learning Center).
There are many excellent recordings of gamelan music and other Indonesian musics available. The vast majority feature gamelan traditions of Central Java and Bali.
Bali: Balinese Music of Lombok=Musique balinaise de Lombok. 1997. Auvidis D 8272. Recordings made by David Harnish, 1983–1989 with historical and technical notes in English and French.
Bali: Golden Rain. 2003. Nonesuch.
Gamelan gong and Kecak of Peliatan village. Recorded in Bali by David Lewiston in 1966.
Bali Music from the Morning of the World. 2003. Nonesuch.
These recordings were made by David Lewiston in the villages of Peliatan, Batuan, Singapadu, Den Pasar, and Ubud during a field trip to Bali in 1966.
Banyumas Bamboo Gamelan: Traditional Music from Central Java. 1998. Nimbus NI 5550. Performed by Banyumas Bamboo Gamelan.
Gamelan of Central Java. 2001-2010. 14 vols. Felmay.
Recordings produced by John Noise Manis features works by leading contemporary Indonesian composers.
Indonesia: Music of the Theatre=Musique du théâtre. 1999. Auvidis D 8078. Gamelan of the Yogyakarta kraton recorded in 1968 and 1970.
Indonesia: Wayang Golek: The Sound and Celebration of Sundanese Puppet Theater. 2001. Multicultural Media MCM3019—MCM3024. Giri Harja III; Asep Sunandar Sunarya, leader. Recorded, edited, and annotated by Andrew N. Weintraub. Includes one enhanced CD with transcriptions of Sundanese narratives, sung text, and translations. Program notes by the collector, including bibliography and performance flow charts in English (6 CDs).
Java: Court Gamelan I, II, III. 2003. Nonesuch. 3 CDs.
A three-part series documenting the Indonesian gamelan tradition of the four princely courts of the neighboring cities of Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Recorded in Java by Robert E. Brown.
Java the Jasmine Isle: Gamelan Music. 2003. Nonesuch.
Originally released in 1969. Well known instrumental pieces recorded in Java by Suryabrata & David Lewiston during the 1960s with notes by David Lewiston.
Jegog: The Rhythmic Power of Bamboo: I Nyoman Jayus’ Bamboo Ensemble from the Northwest of Bali. 1997. Multicultural Media MCM 3012. Jegog Jayus, from Banjar Samblong, Sangkaragung-Jembrana, Bali; I Nyoman Jayus, director. Program notes by Martin Ramstedt, bibliography, and discography in English (16 p., illus.).
Jemblung and Related Narrative Traditions of Java. 1997. Pan Records 2048 CD. Ethnic series.
Recorded in 1981, 1983, and 1994 by Jack Body and Yono Sukarno in various locations on Java. Program notes in English, and Javanese texts, with English translations (23 p.).
Lestari: The Hood Collection/Java. 2007. Wergo SM 17122.
Compilation of gamelan music of Yogya, Solo, and Bandung, from the Mantle Hood Collection of Early Field Recordings from Java; recorded in 1957-1958. Co-produced with the Berlin Ethnological Museum. Notes by Made Mantle Hood (92 p.).
Music of the Gamelan Gong Kebyar. 1996. Vital Records.
2–CDs recorded in Denpasar, Bali in 1991 and 1992.
Music of Indonesia Series. 1991–1999. Smithsonian Folkways.
Covers a vast array of traditional, contemporary, and popular music styles from all over Indonesia (all of the tracks in this series are available online at smithsonianglobalsound.org). Recorded, compiled and annotated by Philip Yampolsky. Detailed program notes in English. 20 compact discs. Titles:
1: East Java 1-Songs Before Dawn: Gandrung Banyuwangi (SFW40055)
2: Indonesian Popular Music-Kroncong Dangdut and Langgam Jawa (SFW40056)
3: Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong (SFW40057)
4: Music of Nias and North Sumatra: Hoho, Gendang Karo, Gondang Toba (SFW40420)
5: Betawi & Sundanese Music of the North Coast of Java (SFW40421)
6: Night Music of West Sumatra: Saluang, Rabab Pariaman, Dendang Pauah (SFW40422)
7: Music from the Forests of Riau & Mentawai (SFW40423)
8: Vocal & Instrumental Music from East & Central Flores (SFW40424)
9: Vocal & Instrumental Music from Central & West Flores (SFW40425)
10: Music of Biak, Irian Jaya: Wor, Church Songs, Yospan (SFW40426)
11: Melayu Music of Sumatra and the Riau Islands (SFW40427)
12: Gongs and Vocal Music from Sumatra (SFW40428)
13: Kalimantan Strings (SFW40429)
14: Lombok, Kalimantan, Banyumas: Little-known Forms of Gamelan and Wayang (SFW40441)
15: South Sulawesi Strings (SFW40442)
16: Music from the Southeast: Sumbawa, Sumba, Timor (SFW40443)
17: Kalimantan: Dayak Ritualand Festival Music (SFW40444)
18: Sulawesi: Festivals, Funerals, and Work (SFW40445)
19: Music of Maluku: Halmahem, Bura, Kei (SFW40446)
20: Indonesian Guitars (SFW40447)