Myanmar Musical Instruments | Maha Gita | Myanmar Orchestra ( Saing Waing) | Zat Pwe
The complete body of Burmese classical songs is usually referred to as, the "Maha Gita," meaning great or royal song. The repertoire is also sometimes referred to as "Thachin Gyi," or great songs. These were the songs of the royal Burmese courts and form the basis of Burmese classical music. The Maha Gita repertoire is pervasive in the performance of Burmese music. It forms the basis of shared tradition of the chamber music ensemble, the hsaing ensemble, as well as that of solo instrument performances such as the piano. The Maha Gita also provides much of the basis for music in the theater, both the puppet theater and that which employs live actors.
The printed text collections organize the songs into types as follows:
The Maha Gita
In addition to this body of court songs, there are a number of instrumental pieces in the form of opening music for the theater which are called "Panama Ti'loun," or "first pieces". There are a number of instrumental types associated with the Royal Palace Watch, such as the "neyi," the first music played each morning in the royal palace and the "yegin," played as the watch musicians navigated the moat around the royal palace. A number of rhythmic and melodic types borrowed from folk repertoire, such as "byo," "si daw," and "dophat" also are included in the corpus of Burmese traditional music, although not formally part of the Maha Gita.
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