Angklung Set, Metal, Chromatically Tuned

Angklung Set, Metal, Chromatically Tuned

(Aluminum Chimes, Organ Chimes, Triple Octave Chimes, Shaker Chimes, Ang Klings, Angkloeng, Gitterrassel)

Mfg. by Deagan

2 additional octaves ring per pitch (3 total notes). Built in 1901. Metal version of Indonesian bamboo angklungs.

Range shown is of lowest note on each angklung.

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This set of angklung, made by Deagan, is an antique instrument from the early 1900s. They are fashioned after the traditional Indonesian bamboo angklung, but made out of metal; therefore, they are more resonant and durable than bamboo angklung. Each note of the metal angklung play three octaves when rung; they are also called "Triple Octave Chimes" or "Aluminum Chimes."

These metal angklung were bought by Emil Richards around the late 1980s from an elderly gentleman in Los Angeles; Emil heard them and was fascinated by them. The metal angklung are often used as clusters of sounds, but can be played melodically, as they are arranged chromatically. Their range is C4-C6 (counted from the lowest note which rings from each angklung). Having two percussionists allowed 4 note chords to be played, to the favor of Emil and composers.


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  • The metal angklung play foreboding clusters, solo, in this excerpt from Mission: Impossible III (2006) by Michael Giacchino.

  • "Shore Leave," from the album Swordfish Trombones by Tom Waits, uses metal angklung as a raw metallic texture which is interspersed throughout the song.

  • From Lost TV show, composed by Michael Giacchino. Listen for high-pitched, dark metallic sound playing repeating pattern.

  • Metal angklung play a delicate role on the tonic of this clip from The Incredibles (2004) by Michael Giacchino.

  • The metal angklung play mostly downbeats in the first 8 measures of "Souped Up" from the film Ratatouille (2007), composed by Michael Giacchino.

Please note: these are just examples, as playing technique and mallet/stick choices often have a great effect on the timbre.

These sound excerpts, to the best of our knowledge (unless otherwise noted), include this actual instrument from our collection. To hear the instrument yourself, or to let us know of any errors, please contact us.