Jean Ahn

Folksong Revisited for piano

SM-000291740
Alternative title
Nilili, Mongeumpo and Ongheya
Composer
Jean Ahn
Publisher
Jean Ahn
Genre
Classical / Contemporary
Instrumentation
Piano
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Movement(s)
1 to 3 from 3
Duration
8'30"
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2005

Description
Folksong Revisit is one of my lifelong projects to re-interpret the Korean
folksongs I've known since young. I tried to keep the original tune explicit but
juxtapose or clash it with my other musical background, which is non-Korean.
Each piece can stand alone. When played as a set, the performer can decide the order.
1. Nil-lili
Using the theme of Korean tune “Nil-Ni-li-a”, this music extends the piece by juxtaposing
whole-tone scale, chromatic scale and pentatonic clusters.
The piece has the joyful lightness of the original tune which is one of the characteristic folk
songs from Kyung-gi Province.
2. Song of Mongeumpo
This is a boating song for sailors, dreaming of their lovers in land. The song has two moods,peaceful and rumbling. I exaggerated the contrast to portray the emotion of the sailors. The performer should be flexible about the tempo and phrasing.
3. Ongheya
Ongheya is one of the most famous farming songs from Korea. An antiphonal song, it features a 'call and response' between the leader and the farmers. This work enhances the antiphonal character of the song by highly contrasting the music of each side. Throughout the piece, the communal spirit of the farmers is emphasized.

Upload date
09 Jul 2017

Price

Sheet music file including a license for an unlimited number of performances, limited to one year.
5.00 USD
PDF, 1.35 Mb (22 p.)

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