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MANIK JEJANTUNG
Live concert of GAMELAN PACIFICA
December 3 2011, for Cornish Music Series Fall 2011, at Poncho Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington.

Manik Jejantung (Inner diamond heart)

Duh Hyang Agung Paduka paring manik jejantung lir sesotya sumorot,
Endahing jagad wengi sinawung manis madu katresnan,
Manunggal jiwa raga ambabar satria kang sembadha,
Mbrastha dur angkara,
Mugi ratri iki miguna tumrap kawula
Duh sang Matah ati sun kanthi lelumban warih,
Asmara kekosok kang sari sari,
Duh Pangeran, kawula pasrah jiwa raga,
O…
Getering jiwa kaprawasa dewaning asmara,
Tan sranta kudhup amekar mulat kekejering sang bramara,
Jiwanggaku uga,
Arum kalbumu angambar, Oh…
Mbrengengeng janggamu karenteg ngingsep sariku, Oh…
Manunggal jiwa katresnan kang miguna

Oh Great Divinity and Lord bestow the vital diamond
of gushing light
Beauty of universal night
conjoining with the nectar of love
Union of body and soul
the genesis of a warrior, who will serve us
to eradicate our strife and torment
Shuddering soul thrust into love by passion divine
Inevitable visibility of the blossoming
and the murmuring of bees
Oh! May it be that this night is benefit to us all

Composer & Female Vocal : Peni Candra Rini
Male Vocal : Stephen Fandich
Gender Barung : Jesse Synder
Gambang : Christina Sunardi
Suling : Jarrad Powel
Gong : Dick Valentine

Thanks to : Asian Cultural Council, Gamelan Pacifica and Cornish College of the Arts.College of the Arts.