In Javanese gamelan
music, the srepeg
is one of the gendhing structures
derived from the wayang
The colotomic structure is:
- ...N...N ...N...N
- TPTPTPTP TPTPTPTP
with both lines played together, and T indicating a stroke of the kethuk, P the kempul, and N the kenong. The kenong and kempul always play the seleh.
Gongans are of varying length, according to the pathet. The ending (suwuk) can occur at any point in the cycle, given the cue from the kendhang or kepyak. The melodic shape of a srepeg is distinctive, as it consists mostly of the seleh alternating with a neighbor tone.
It is usually fast and played in irama lancar.
- Neil Sorrell. A Guide to the Gamelan. London: Faber and Faber, 1990. Page 70.