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5,000 Years of Korean Soul

  • 2021.7.1
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    Choi Tae-Hoon; President's Award Winner at the 36th Onnara Traditional Music Competition 2016
  • 2020.7.1
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    Suyeonjangjigok is a song to pray for the longevity of the king and was used as an accompaniment to the royal court and Jeongjae during the Joseon Dynasty.
  • 2021.7.11
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    a leading member of the National Gugak Center's Jeongak orchestra.
  • 2020.7.11
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    Manpajeongsikjigok is written as an annual music in the royal court of the Joseon Dynasty, meaning "Calm all kinds of waves".
  • 2021.7.21
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    The first song on this stage, which began with a quiet long breath of '평조 다스름(Pyeongjo Dasreum)', is 'Sangryeongsan'.


  • 2020.7.21
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    Music of the same type as crude music played in the court or in the private sector.

    <Yeongsan Recitation상 includes the gale wind (Hyeonak Yeongsan Recitation) and the gale wind (Samhyeon Yeongsan Recitation), and the flat tide that transforms the gale wind down to four degrees. The term "Yeongsanhoesang" refers to Hyeonak Yeongsanhoesang, which is a type of string wind, which is also called Geomungohoesang because Geomungo forms the center of its melody.

    In principle, musical instruments for Hyeonak Yeongsanho are composed of Geomungo 1, Gayatgo 1, Haegeum 1, Danso 1, Sepiri 1, Jeotdae 1, and Janggu 1. In some cases, the amount of money is collected.

    Besides these small-scale compositions, the flute uses a low-volume sepirie, and the stir is mainly played by low-spirits and flatness, so it harmonizes with the string instrument and shows a kind of chamber music. The janggu is also playing the game without hitting the background, and Haegeum moves the original to a gat to reduce the volume of the music by reducing resonance. The Hyeonak Yeongsan Hoesang consists of nine pieces of music, including Yeongyeongsan Mountain, Jungyeongsan Mountain, Seyeongsan Mountain, Tapdeuli, Samhyeon Dodry, Hayundodry, Yeombuldodry, Taryeong, and Gunak, and it is called the folk music statue to play nine songs. Also, it is known as hoesang that continuously plays the three songs of Surimyeon, Yangcheong, and Ujodori on top of the nine songs.

    Sepiri/Lee Young, Daegeum/Kim Young-heon, Haegeum/Jeon Eun-hye, Geomungo/Kim Chi-ja, Gayageum/Lee Jong-gil, Danso/Lee Jong-beom, Yanggeum/Cho Yu-hoe, Janggu/Park Geo-hyun
  • 2021.7.31
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    Piri/Han Se-hyun/Lee Ho-jin, Daegeum/Won Wan-cheol, Haegeum/Kim Sun-gu, Ajaeng/Yoon Seo-kyung, Janggo/Kang Hyung-soo, Jwa/Lee Jae-ha
  • 2020.7.31
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    The three songs are called "Geomyeon-gutdodry," "Yangcheongdodry," and "Ujop-gopdori," which are played at the end of the Yeongsan Ritual.

    The three songs have a change in the speed of 'slow-fast-slow.'

    Originally, Sangryeongsan Mountain to Gunak, which is a collection of Yeongsan Hoesang, is classified as the main wind and the three above are classified as the back wind, while the back wind is played as a separate music.

    A thousand years old is a nickname given to the wind behind the Yeongsanhoesang of the National Gugak Center.
  • 2020.8.1
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    Julpungnyu in the styles of Kim Juk-pa

    Hyeonak Yeongsanhoesang, known as "Yeongsanhoesang" or "Julpungryu," was developed from the scholars' pungryubang of the late Joseon Dynasty and passed down to this day. Depending on the region and type of transmission, it is divided into the national Gugak Center's, local's, and Sanjo master's pungryu. Traditional Korean traditional music was passed down around Seoul, using the legal capital, while other local customs and master's customs were performed in various provinces using the Sanjo Gayageum.

    From the gayageum masters Kim Chang-jo, Han Sook-gu, Han Soo-dong, Han Seong-gi, Choi Mak-dong, Sim Sang-gun, Kim Yun-deok, and Seong Geum-yeon, the Sanjo masters were also well versed in the arts, and Jukpa was also a master of the Sanjo, and played bonpungnyu(Dasureum-gunak) and the duitpungryu (Cheonnyeonmanse, Gutgeori).

    Jukpa said, "In principle, the technique of playing pungnyu is the same as Sanjo, but the Nonghyeon is not deep or heavy, so you should ride it without being messy and also ride it refreshingly." Among the customs handed down to Kim Chang-jo, Kim Juk-pa and Moon Jae-sook, styles of Kim Juk-pas is consisted of "Dasureum-Hahyun-Yeombul-Gunak" and "Gye-myeon, Glgeyangcheong-Ujo-Gutgeori." You can see the spirit of the old masters who wanted to look at "pungryu" with an artificial and restrained gaze, not focusing on the feelings of human joy and anger.

    ○ Gayageum/Lee Seul-gi, Daegeum/Kim Jung-seung, Janggu/Kim Cheong-man
    ○ Hosted and filmed/National Gugak Center
  • 2021.8.1
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    Jung Jae-guk

    Important Intangible Cultural Property No.46 Piri Jeongak and Daechwita holders

    No. 1 player in Jeongakpiri and Taepyeongso
  • 2020.8.11
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    "Jongmyo Jeryeak "Jeonpyehuimun, Huimun, Gimyeong, Yeokseong, Somu, Dokkyeong, Yeonggwan'"

    Jongmyo Jeryeak is one of the greatest masterpieces of Korean music, which has been played without any historical break until today, and is currently the No. 1 Important Intangible Cultural Property.
    The performance, singing(akjang), and dancing (ilmu) have a unique character that is performed according to the procedure of a certain Confucian rite.
    It consists of 11 songs of Botaepyeong and 11 songs of Jeongdae-eop, and will be played together by A-ak, Dang-ak, and Hyang-ak instruments. On May 18, 2001, it was listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

    ○ Jipsa/Hwang Kyu-sang, Jipbak/Yang Myung-seok, Akjang/Kim Byung-oh, Hong Chang-nam
    ○ Piri/Lee Young, Kim Sung-jin, Hong Hyun-woo (Taepyeongso), Kim Chul, Lee Jong-moo, Min Ji-hong, Daegeum/Lee Sang-won, Kim Sang-joon, Choi Sung-ho, Moon Eung-kwan, Kim Ki-yeop, Lee Gyeol
    ○ Haegeum/ Hwang Ae-ja, Kim Ju-nam, Ryu Eun-jung, Jeon Eun-hye, Gong Kyung-jin, Han Gap-soo, Gayageum/Cho Yoo-hoe, Lee Yun-na, Ko Yeon-jeong, Ajaeng/Kim In-ae, Geomungo/Kim Mi-sook, Yi Bang-sil, Park Ji-hyun
    ○ Pyeon-jong/Yoon Sung-hye, Pyeon-gyeong/Lee Geon-hoe, Banghyang/Jang Kyung-won, Janggu/Park Geo-hyun, Jeol (Jin)go/An Seong-il, Jing/Hong Seok-bok, Chuk/Kim Chang-gon, Eo/Ko Bo-seok, Hwi/Jo Il-ha
    ○ Mun-mu/Choi Hyung-sun, Kim Jin-jung, Mumu/Jung Hyun-do, Kim Seo-ryang

    ○ Hosted and filmed/National Gugak Center
  • 2020.8.21
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    01. Dongdong and Sujecheon
    ○ Bak/Jeong Jae-gook
    ○ Piri/Yang Myung-seok, Hwang Kyu-sang, Lee Young-hoe, Kim Gun-hoe, Ko Sung-jin, Ko Woo-suk, Hong Hyun-woo, Yoon Hyung-wook, Kim Cheol, Lee Jong-moo, Min Ji-hong, Kim In-gi
    Daegeum/Lee Sang-won, Chae Jo-byeong, No Boong-rae, Kim Sang-jun, Moon Eung-kwan, Kim Young-hun, Park Ki-yeop, Kim Hwi-gon, Lee Gyeol, Lee O-hun
    Sogeum/Lee Jong-beom
    ○ Haegeum/Kim Ki-dong, Hwang Ae-ja, Kim Joo-nam, Yoon Moon-sook, Ryu Eun-jung, Jeon Eun-hye, Ko Soo-young, Sa Hyun-wook, Gong Kyung-jin, Kim Yong-sun, Han Gap-soo,
    Ajaeng/Kim Chang-gon, Kim In-ae
    ○ Janggu/Park Geo-hyun
    Jwago/Hong Seok-bok

    02. String Byeolgok
    ○ Gayageum/Jang Kyung-won, Lee Jong-gil, Lee Yun-na, Kim Yoon-hee, Ko Yeon-jung, Kang Hyo-jin, Jung Ji-young, Geomungo/Jo In-hwan, Kim Chi-ja, Kim Mi-sook, Chae Eun-sun, Yoon Sung-hye, Lee Bang-sil
    ○ Hyang-bipa/Kim Hyung-seop/Lee Myung-ha
    Wolgeum/Ko Bo-seok,
    Yanggeum/Cho Yu-hoe,
    Daejaeng/Chae Sung-hee,
    Danso/Lee Seung-yeop,
    Saenghwang/Kim Seong-jun,
    Janggu/An Seong-il

    03. Jajinhannip Byeolgok 'Chosudaeyeop, Samsudaeyeop, Urong, Pyeonrak, Eonpyeon, Taepyeong-ga'
    ○ Bak/Lee Young, Piri/Kim Sung-jin, Hong Hyun-woo, Yoon Hyung-wook, Kim Chul, Lee Jong-moo, Min Ji-hong, Kim In-ki, Daegeum/Chae Jo-byeong, No Boong-rae, Kim Young-heon, Park Jang-won, Kim Hwigon, Lee Oh-hoon
    ○ Haegeum/ Hwang Ae-ja, Kim Ju-nam, Yoon Moon-sook, Ryu Eun-jung, Jeon Eun-hye, Ko Soo-young, Sa Hyun-wook, Gong Kyung-jin, Kim Yong-sun, Han Gap-soo, Sogeum/Lee Jong-beom
    ○ Gayageum/Jang Kyung-won, Lee Jong-gil, Lee Yu-na, Kim Yoon-hee, Ko Yeon-jung, Kang Hyo-jin, Jung Ji-young, Geomungo/ Jo In-hwan, Kim Chi-ja, Kim Mi-sook, Chae Eun-sun, Yoon Seong-hye, Yi Bang-sil, Go Bo-seok, Ajaeng/Kim In-ae, Janggu/Hong Seok-bok, Jwago/An Seong-il

    ○ Hosted and filmed/National Gugak Center
  • 2020.8.31
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    Nakyangchun is a court music that combines Pyeonjong and Pyeongyeong percussion instruments in the formation of a wind ensemble. Unlike traditional music, which is rich in Nonghyeon and Sijimse, Nakyangchun's melody progresses relatively simply without decoration, giving a classical feeling. The harmony of Pyeonjong and Pyeongyeong percussion instruments, Changsha, where several musicians sing poems, and the melody centered on Dangpiri provide the unique charm of Nakyangchun Bay.

    ○ Bak/No bung-rae, Leader/Lee Jung-kyu, Kim Byung-oh, Hong Chang-nam, Lee Joon-ah, Jo Il-ha, Park Jin-hee
    ○ Piri/Lee Gun-hoe, Kim Seong-jin, Kim Cheol, Kim Seong-jun, Min Ji-hong
    Daegeum/Kim Sang-joon, Choi Sung-ho, Moon Eung-kwan, Ryu Eun-jeong, Park Jang-won
    Haegeum/Yoon Moon-sook, Ko Soo-young, Gong Kyung-jin, Han Gap-soo
    Pyeon-jong/Chae Eun-sun
    Pyeon-gyeong/Jo Yu-hoe
    Ajaeng/Kim Chang-gon
    Sogeum/Lee O-hun
    Jwago/Hong Seok-bok

    Hosting and Filming/National Gukak Center
  • 2020.9.1
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    Sangryeongsan is the first piece of Yeongsanhoesang, which consists of a collection of nine songs, and is loved as a solo performance by Piri or Daegeum.

    Jeong Jae-guk, a master of Korean traditional music, will join young musicians who participated in the European performance of Korean traditional music in 2010 and showed the essence of the piri.
  • 2020.9.11
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    Sujecheon is a court music played in the royal court on royal dance's accompaniment or the king's journey.

    Sujecheon means "life is as neat as heaven" and means wishing for a long life.

    Bak, Hyang-piri, Daegeum, Haegeum, Sogeum, Ajaeng, Janggu, and Jwago are performed in a combination with the powerful and colorful sound of wind instruments, slow speed, and irregular rhythm to reveal the grandeur of court music.