Laurel Sercombe recordings: Drepung Loseling Tibetan Monks, 1988-10-17  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Sercombe, Laurel; Ellingson, Ter; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Laurel Sercombe recordings: Drepung Loseling Tibetan Monks
6 items  :  Original tape (OT) - 1 compact cassette (TDK SA 90, Dolby B); Original tape (OT) - 1 VHS (digital audio recording, SP); Earliest copy (EC) - 1 open reel (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 2 tracks, 7in., Ampex 407); Earliest copies (EC) - 2 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 2 tracks, 7 in.); Working tape (WT) - 1 DAT
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Recordings by Laurel Sercombe of three performances by the Drepung Loseling Monks at the University of Washington on 1988 October 17. Performances include a recording session at the Music Building, Room 35, a lecture-demonstration at Brechemin Auditorium, and a concert at Brechemin Auditorium.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Laurel Sercombe has been the Archivist for the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington since 1982. She has co-produced a series of music recordings with Northwest Folklife, lectured for classes in Ethnomusicology, Library and Information Science, and American Indian Studies, and designed and taught a course on sound archiving. In 1998 she received a pre-doctoral Smithsonian Research Fellowship and in 2001 received her Ph.D. with the dissertation And Then It Rained: Power and Song in Western Washington Coast Salish Myth Narratives. She is a member of the Music Library Association, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, for which she served as Current Discographer 1992–2000 and Treasurer 2000–2004. She serves on the boards of Jack Straw Productions and Northwest Heritage Resources. In 2013 she organized and hosted "Sounds of the World," a series of six programs for UWTV featuring film footage from the Robert Garfias Collection in the Ethnomusicology Archives.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top


88-40.1 EC - 9:30 a.m. recording session (hum on original recording) (13:20).

88-40.2 OT - 3:30 p.m. lecture-demonstration (1:08:13).

88-40.3 OT - first 33 minutes blank, possible defective tape - 8:00 p.m. public performance of sacred music and dance of Tibet (1:22:38 or 1:55:43, including blank section).

88-40.3 WT - digital copy of 88-40.3 OT (1:23:12).

88-40.4-5 EC - analog dub of 88-40.3 OT (42:42, 34:40).


88-40.1 EC recorded by Ter Ellingson (Nagra IV-S, KM 84 mics).

88-40.2 OT recorded by Laurel Sercombe.

88-40.3 OT recorded by Laurel Sercombe (JVC HR-S2OU vcr, PCM-F1, KM-84 mics).

See logsheets for contents.

Miscellaneous Notes: Concert sponsored by UW Ethnomusicology Division, Anthropology, Comparative Religion, and Asian Language and Literature.

Documentation: Concert program and flyer.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

2 items
1988040-0002: 88-40.2: Cassette 1
88-40.3: VHS 1

Earliest copiesReturn to Top

3 audiotapes
1988040-0001: 88-40.1: Reel 1
88-40.4: Reel 2
88-40.5: Reel 3

Working tapesReturn to Top

1 audiotapes
1988040-0003: 88-40.3: DAT 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--China--Tibet Autonomous Region
  • Tibetans--Asia--Central Asia
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Lecture
  • Sound Recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Tulku, Gungbar (performer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Drepung Loseling Monks (Musical group) (performer)