Korea - Land of the Morning Calm: Classics of Korean Classical Music
presented by Peter Duffy (6 April 2003)

"Yeoeum (remaining sound) is an important concept and is frequently used in Korean musical aesthetics. After hearing a beautiful performance, musicians - and non-musicians - may speak of the beautiful after-tones rather than of the beautiful melody." - Hwang Byungki. The collection of Korean classical music is rightfully one of the nation's most valued treasures and the various musical pieces profess of some of Korea's most important cultural influences. This presentation includes pieces with connections to Buddhist chants, Chinese songs, Confucian shrine ceremonies, ancestral shrine ceremonies and native Korean folk tunes.

Playlist:
1. Saengso-Pyongjo
"Selections of Korean Classical Music", 1982, JIGU Records, Seoul
2. Sujechon
"Korean Court Music", LL7206 (1969), Lyrichord Discs Inc., New York
3. Springtime in Loyang
"Korean Court Music", LL7206 (1969), Lyrichord Discs Inc., New York
4. Confucian Shrine Ceremony (Welcoming the Approaching Spirit & 1st Offering of Wine)
"Korean Court Music", LL7206 (1969), Lyrichord Discs Inc., New York
5. Royal Ancestral Shrine Ceremony (Offering of Gifts)
"Royal Ancestral Shrine Music", JIGU Records, Seoul
6. Boheosa (Verse 4)
"Selections of Korean Classical Music", 1982, JIGU Records, Seoul
7. Pyojongmanbangjigok (Sangnyongsan)
"Selections of Korean Classical Music", 1982, JIGU Records, Seoul

Links:
http://www.korea.net/