Required Pieces and Composers
for Children (Based on Korean Children’s Song) No 14
by Byung-Eun Yoo
Born in 1952, he studied composition at the Seoul National University
(BM) and at the University of Michigan (MM). Utilizing many elements
from Korean traditional music he has been producing works since
1980s, most of which sound uniquely Korean.
He is currently professor of composition at the Korean National University
of Arts School of Music. Some of his works are Hahn for Orchestra, Shinawi
No.5 for Orchestra, Children’s little Sanjo for Piano and Orchestra,
Piano Sanjo No.2, Shinawi No.7 for Flute, Cello and Harp and so on.
Etudes for Children
Etudes were written in 1990s. Although they are studies for
children, most of them were not only intended for the technical
purpose but also as artistic compositions performable at the
concert. Many of them are based on modern Korean children’s
songs. And rhythms and modes from Korean traditional music were
also used in some of them.
Etude No. 14 begins with a rather technical
and prosaic motive borrowed from the Etudes by Hanon which
used to be studied widely by Korean children in the 1960s and
Etude No. 50 is based on modern Korean children’s
song titled Usan(Umbrellas). The whole tune is not heard continuously
but fragments of it are scattered here and there mostly in
the left hand.
Arirang Fantasy for violin and
piano by Soonme Kahng
Soonmee Kahng, PhD
Professor, College of Music,
Sungshin Women's University
Ewha Women's University, BM
Manhattan School of Music, MM
Michigan State University, PhD.
Arirang Fantasy for violin and piano
Korean folk tune, Arirang is used as a theme in this music. The melodic and rhythmic characteristics of Arirang are various in different localities. Kynggi Arirang is cheerful, Kangwon Arirang (consisted in five beats) is aggressive on the other hand. Both tunes are presented in the beginning and middle sections with it's variations. Mostly the rhythmic characteristics of the tunes is represented in the piano accompany and improvised like sections are appeared in both parts. This music was written in 2004 for the Sejong Music Competition.
Violin and Piano by Keumok Heo
has earned advanced music degrees from several
universities, including a master’s degree in composition from Northwestern
University. She also studied at Robert Schumann Musikhochschule, Duesseldorf,
Germany where she received a Diplom (the equivalent of a masters degree)
in composition and a minor in piano. Additionally, she graduated from
Yon Sei University with a bachelor’s degree in composition and
a minor in piano.
Her compositions have been performed in Germany, Asia and the
United States and have been featured in several international
music festivals. Her work has been published in written scores
and on CD.
Fantasy for Violin and Piano
This piece was composed in 2004, especially for the First Sejong
Music Competition. The theme is based on a Korean art song, Sarang
by Nanpa Hong.
Sopum for violin and piano based on the theme of Sanyoungsan Keumok Heo
Sopum for violin and piano based on the theme of Sanyoungsan