The Opening Section of Isang Yun's My Land My People: A Cross-Section of Korean and Western Musical Features

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Isang Yun's oratorio My Land My People is organized in four movements, and is scored for orchestra, solo voice and choir. Movements are titled as follows: Rjoksa (History), Hyon-Shil I (Presence I), Hyon-shil II (Presence II), and Mi-rae (Future). This document only covers from measures 1-38 of the first section of the first movement of this work. Even though this work is atonal, the composer emphasizes a harmonically moving, tonal sonority: interval class five includes perfect 4th and 5th, quintal-quartal harmony and authentic cadence moving dominant to tonic. Also, in this document, a comparison with Korean traditional music elements is ... continued below

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Choi, Woohyuk May 2006.

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Isang Yun's oratorio My Land My People is organized in four movements, and is scored for orchestra, solo voice and choir. Movements are titled as follows: Rjoksa (History), Hyon-Shil I (Presence I), Hyon-shil II (Presence II), and Mi-rae (Future). This document only covers from measures 1-38 of the first section of the first movement of this work. Even though this work is atonal, the composer emphasizes a harmonically moving, tonal sonority: interval class five includes perfect 4th and 5th, quintal-quartal harmony and authentic cadence moving dominant to tonic. Also, in this document, a comparison with Korean traditional music elements is included to support Isang Yun's musical features.

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Choi, Woohyuk. The Opening Section of Isang Yun's My Land My People: A Cross-Section of Korean and Western Musical Features, thesis, May 2006; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5292/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .