'Pagodas' from the collection 'Estampes' (Engravings) by Claude Debussy by Classical Soul Pianist published on 2013/06/26 00:56:16 +0000 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/debussy-nature-myth-legend/id716186796 Pagodas From the collection 'Estampes' (Engravings) by Claude Debussy. This piece was inspired by the Javanese Gamelan which Debussy first heard at an international exhibition in Paris. here is the definition of Gamelan from Wikipedia: A gamelan is a traditional musical ensemble from Indonesia, typically from the islands of Java and Bali, featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, kendang (drums) and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings. Vocalists may also be included. For most Indonesians, gamelan music is an integral part of Indonesian culture. The term refers more to the set of instruments than to the players of those instruments. A gamelan is a set of instruments as a distinct entity, built and tuned to stay together – instruments from different gamelan are generally not interchangeable.