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  • 2021.1.31
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    Gagok(female) Urak is especially cool with the change and sourness of the melody. This song conveys the heart of a woman who wants her to come even in bad weather in a pure and sweet voice.

    The winner of the Jeongga(classics) at the KBS Gugak Awards in 2012☆
  • 2021.1.31
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    Gyeongpungnyeon means "pleasure of a good harvest" and is named when it is played as a celebratory music at a royal ceremony.

    It is an instrumental version of the orchestral composition among the vocal music songs.

    ○ Ajaeng/Kim Chang-gon/Kim In-ae, Saenghwang/Yoon Hyung-wook☆
  • 2021.2.1
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    Hosted by Crown-Haetae Confectionery and Foods co., Ltd., 'Youngjae Traditional Music Association' holds concerts to encourage Korean classical musicians to develop bigger dreams by providing them with the opportunity to perform on a large stage.

    'Ari' consists of elementary and middle school students, and is a choir that plays traditional music and new gugak songs based on traditional Korean songs and singing methods.☆
  • 2021.2.1
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    ♡ Gasa are a song that sings the classic Chinese classics, which were frequently read by writers in the lyrics and literature that developed during the Joseon Dynasty, in a similar voice to the songs of the song and the founder.

    Daegeum Lee Sam, Geomungo Lee O-kyu, Haegeum Yoon Mun-sook, Janggu Sa Jae-seong
  • 2021.2.11
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    Ujo Isudaeyeop_ This is the most representative song among the 'Gagok' which was listed as UNESCO's World Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, and the 43-character poem is sung in a long breath of about 10 minutes.

    This song was widely sung in the royal court and upper-class during the late Joseon Dynasty, and it features a well-made style with orchestral accompaniment.

    Gayageum Song In-gil, Geomungo Lee O-gyu, Daegeum Kim Eung-seo, Flute Kim Kwan-hee, Haegeum Kim Ki-dong, Janggu Park Moon-gyu☆
  • 2021.2.21
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    Saturday Concerts at the National Gugak Center
  • 2021.3.1
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    KBS Gukak Hanmadang☆
  • 2021.3.11
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    ☆The 15th Korea Jeongga-dan(classical music group) Performance
  • 2021.3.21
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    ☆Completed National Intangible Cultural Property No. 41 Gasa
    a member of the National Gugak Center.
  • 2021.3.31
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    ☆Suryongeum means 'a dragon is reciting like playing with water.'
    It is a instrumental version of the accompaniment melody of Pyeongrong, Gyerak, and Pyeonsakdaeyeop of Gagok Gye-myeonjo. Although it is mainly played as a double accompaniment of Danso and Saenghwang, it is sometimes performed by organizing Yanggeum and dae-ajaeng. When the clear Danso sounds rise through the clouds of the saenghwang sound, a harmonic instrument, you will be able to feel the beauty of harmony and communication that creates a wave of melody, with the sound of a heavy, low-pitched Dae-ajaeng.
    - Mun Ju-seok, a curator at the National Gugak Center.


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    National Gugak Center Saturday Luxury Performance [2015.03.14.] 02. Suryong Eum Quartet (7 minutes)
    The form of playing traditional music as instrumental music without singing is called "Jajin Hannip." Jajin Hannip is played in various forms, such as instrumental solo, duet, ensemble, and wind ensemble, and the texture of music varies depending on the composition of the instruments.
    Originally, the music "Suryongeum" was imported from the Song Dynasty in Goryeo Dynasty and used as court music until the Joseon Dynasty, and is now a music that has been cut off from transmission. Today, among the various tunes of the song, Pyeongrong, Gyerak, and Pyeonsudaeyeop are called "Suryongeum" when they are played as instrumental music.
    ○National Gugak Center Orchestra - Saenghwang/Kim Chul, Danso/Lee Seung-yeop, Yanggeum/Joyu, Ajaeng/Kim In-ae
  • 2021.4.1
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    ☆Song/Lee Jeong-gyu, Daegeum/Kim Sang-joon, Haegeum/Kim Joo-nam, Geomungo/Kim Mi-sook, Janggu/An Sung-il
  • 2021.4.11
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    It refers to a comprehensive stage in which a series of school affairs and Yeonhwa dance are performed after a ritual held to exorcise evil spirits in the royal court during the early Joseon Dynasty.

    Hak(crane) dance has been performed at royal ceremonies since the Goryeo Dynasty, and is the only dance in Korea to perform under the mask of a bird. Yeonhwa Daemu tells the story of two girls born with lotus wine, and they are thrilled by the king's virtues and repay their grace by dancing and singing.

    When two dancers with crane masks all over their bodies dance and peck at the two pre-installed flower peaks with their beaks, the lotus blossoms open, the girl pops out and the crane runs out in amazement. After that, the dance performed by two girls is Yeonhwa Daemu. In terms of performance, the two dances have been handed down for many years, forming inseparable relationships.

    For accompaniment music, Seryeongsan Mountain, Samhyundodry, and Taryeong are used for the school dance, while only court music is used in Yeonhwadaemu.☆
  • 2021.4.21
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    Unlike other sijo forms, Gaksijo has flexibility in its length depending on the length of the lyrics, and in particular, five or eight beats are repeated several times in the middle chapter. The first chapter(chojang) is similar to ordinary sijo, but in the middle chapter is chirped with a high note.☆
  • 2021.5.1
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    Gayageum Lee Soo-eun | Geomungo Kim So-yeon | Daegeum Park Hye-on
    Piri Lee In-hwa | Haegeum Han Anna | Janggu Lee Sang-kyung☆
  • 2021.5.1
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    Sangsabyeolgok is one of twelve Gasa.

    It sings the love between a man and a woman who are separated.

    Geomungo: Hwang Jin-ah, Daegeum: Bang Chorong, Piri: Kim Seul-gi, Lee Hyang-hee, Haegeum: Park Soo-min, Percussion: Kim In-soo, Kim Hyun-soo