Roneat Thung

Name: Roneat Thung.
Type: Concussion > Xylophones > Idiophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.22
Country: Kampuchea.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The roneat thung [in Khmer: រនាតធុង roneat thung] is a low pitched xylophone used in the Khmer classical music of Cambodia. It is built in the shape of a curved, rectangular shaped boat.

This instrument plays an important part in the pinpeat ensemble. The roneat thung is placed on the left of the roneat ek, a higher-pitched xylophone. The roneat thung is analogous to the Thai xylophone ranat thum.


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