Lessons with Sukamso was collected by Larry Polansky in 1988-89.
Includes damping exercises, a variety of cengkok, and garap of several pieces.
Gambang Suling, sometimes known as Swara Suling or Suara Suling, is often credited to Nartosabdho. The piece is extremely popular, and has been arranged and re-arranged in both vocal and instrumental versions for a wide variety of ensembles and instruments, including Balinese gamelan, Sundanese angklung, and classical guitar. The notation here is from the Pelog Nem section of the volumes below. In Pak Cokro's notation, the introduction uses older Yogyanese symbols for the individual drum strokes; the rhythm is indicated as "Wirama Rumba."
Bubaran Udan Mas, Yogya style from K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat.
The Collected Compositions of K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat is a subset of the volumes below; the titles are listed in the index. These are the pieces that Pak Cokro indicated as his compositions, at the time the larger volumes were completed.
THE JAVANESE VOCAL NOTATION OF K.R.T. WASITODININGRAT
Indexes for both books combined
Slendro, Book I
* Complete Slendro Book
Slendro title, contents and general acknowlegements
Slendro Pathet Nem
Slendro Pathet Sanga
Slendro Pathet Manyura
Pelog, Book II
* Complete Pelog Book
Pelog Table of Contents (introduction is the same)
Pelog Pathet Lima
Pelog Pathet Nem
Pelog Pathet Barang
With Pak Cokro's permission, this collection of notation (in .pdf files) may be freely downloaded. The table of contents, introduction, and indexes were scanned as text and are searchable; the notation itself is not. The introduction is by Alex Dea and Laurie Kottmeyer (and is the only section with a copyright). Editorial comments or corrections in the notation are by Jody Diamond, with assistance from I.M. Harjito and Djoko Waluyo. The indexes are useful for finding versions of pieces in other pathet, or in a particular form.
Note: In Java, it is customary for people to be honored by receiving new names. Pak Cokro's first name was Cokrowasito (on early cassettes you might see Tjokrowasito, the old spelling). When he became the head of the Paku Alaman palace (_puro_) gamelan, his name was changed to K.R.T. (Kanjeng Raden Tumenggung, honorary titles) Wasitodipuro, meaning Wasito of the palace. He was later promoted to Wasito of the world, or Wasitodiningrat. The title of the collection was updated at that point. His final name was K.P.H. Natapraja.