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Word: Agung

Category: Instrument

Ethno-linguistic Group: Mgd, Yk

General Physical Description: a. Mgd – bronze gong with a hump in the middle, wide sides with the bottom going inwards

b. Yk – 3 large suspended gongs, all with a hump in the middle with wide sides

General Playing Technique: not mentioned

Musical Function: not mentioned

Playing Circumstance: there is a saying that the agung is played to stop an earthquake or during an eclipse of the sun and moon

Source: Musika Jornals 1977, Ang mga Kaisipan sa Musika sa Timog Silangang Asya by Jose Maceda

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