Type: Aerophones > Open-Ended > Flutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.111.12
Region: South East Asia.
Description: The palendag, also called Pulalu [in Manobo and Mansaka], Palandag [Bagobo], Pulala [Bukidnon] and Lumundeg [Banuwaen] is a type of Philippine bamboo flute, the largest one used by the Maguindanaon, a smaller type of this instrument is called the Hulakteb (Bukidnon). For the Maguindanaon, the palendag was used for intimate gatherings for families in the evening.
Construction: The construction of the mouthpiece is such that the lower end is cut diagonally to accommodate the lower lip and the second diagonal cut is make for the blowing edge. Among the Bukidnon, a similar instrument with the same construction except that it is three-fourths the length of the palendag, is called the hulakteb.
Citations: Bibliography: Hans Brandeis – Musical Instruments for Individual Use. Music and Dance of the Bukidnon-s of Mindanao -A Short Introduction; Archived from the original on June 16, 2006. Retrieved July 7, 2006 ;