Korea - Land of the Morning Calm: "Yomillak: Enjoying With the People"
Composed in the 15th century, Yomillak is a courtly seven-movement piece of music that combines elements of both Korean and Chinese native music. Originally composed of ten movements, it used a series of songs from the epic poem cycle "Songs of the Flying Dragon," a work composed as the first experimental application of Hangul's newly invented Korean alphabet in 1443. Since the 16th century, the text is excluded from the performance, and the piece was strictly continued as a purely instrumental work and increasingly koreanized.
presented by Peter Duffy (20 April 2003)
1. Yomillak (1st Movement)
2. Yomillak (2ndMovement)
3. Yomillak (4th Movement)
4. Yomillak (6th Movement)
"Yomillak", 1983, Jigu Records, Seoul