List of Works

Three Movements for clarinet and cello 1973

Prelude for string orchestra 1975 

Two Images for voice, violin, and piano 1975 

For a Child for voice, flute, clarinet, and percussion 1976 

An Illusion for three flutes, harp, and percussion 1977

Poem for solo flute 1978 (KSWC 9503)

A Movement for flute and harp 1980 

Phenomenon I for two pianos 1982

Poem for cello and piano 1982

Poem for string orchestra 1983 

Poem for flute/piccolo/alto flute and harp 1983 (Ye Dang, 1992; CD Contemporary Music Society in Seoul, volume 22, 1995) 

Concerto for 9 String Players (four violins, two violas, two cellos, double bass) 1983 (Ye-Dang, 1992)

Lamentation for piano and percussion 1983

Three Songs for Autumn for soprano and piano 1987 (Ye-Dang, 1992)

Pentastich for solo violin 1988 (CD KSWC, volume 1)

Music for sixteen string players 1989

At the Soo-Kook for French horn, piano, and two percussionists 1990 (KSWC 9405; CD Contemporary Music Society in Seoul, volume 19, 1992; CD Suh Kyungsun, Dream Percussion, Karos Percussion Ensemble KPE 7724, 2006) 

The Sea in Winter for voice and piano 1991 

Poem for orchestra 1994

Poem for daegeum and gayageum 1995 (KSWC 9604)

Texture for eighteen-string solo gayageum 1996

Structure for seventeen-string solo gayageum 1996 

Ye-Shee for orchestra 1998 

At the Old Courtyard of an Old Palace for orchestra 1998

Texture for solo daegeum 1998 

Music for chamber ensemble (two flutes, two horns, two percussionists, six violins, three violas, three cellos, and double bass) 1998 (Soo Moon Dang, 1998; CD KSWC, volume 8-1)

String Quartet no. 2 for two violins, viola, and cello 1999 (Soo Moon Dang, 2000)

Pentastich for solo cello (arrangement of 1988 solo violin piece) 2001

Moments Sonorous for Korean traditional orchestra, 2002–3

In the Winds and Light for Korean traditional orchestra 2003

Two Songs for Korean traditional male singer and traditional chamber ensemble 2003 

A Song of a Candle Light for voice and piano 2003

Wild Flower for voice and piano 2005 

Symphonic Poem “October” for orchestra 2005

Hwangjinhee and the Moon for voice and piano 2006 

Repercussions for two percussionists 2006 (CD Suh Kyungsun, Dream Percussion, Karos Percussion Ensemble KPE 7724, 2006) 

Sangsahwa for voice and piano 2006 

Four Movements for solo percussion 2006 (CD Suh Kyungsun, Dream Percussion, Karos Percussion Ensemble KPE 7724, 2006) 

Phenomenon I for marimba ensemble, based on 1982 piano duet 2006 (CD Suh Kyungsun, Dream Percussion, Karos Percussion Ensemble KPE 7724, 2006) 

Nocturne – Sookook II for clarinet, violin, and piano 2007 

Pentastich for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon 2007

Sonorous Moments for two pianos and four percussionists 2007 (CD Suh Kyungsun, Dream Percussion, Karos Percussion Ensemble KPE 7724, 2006) 

My Pretty Star for voice and piano 2007 

 

Music Examples

Poem for flute/piccolo/alto flute and harp

Example 1: page 1, showing the two segments of the tone row (C-Db-B-A-G#-A# at the beginning, and E-Gb-F-D-G-D# beginning approximately thirty-three seconds into the duet), with ornaments and clashing sonorities. 

Example 2: pages 4-5, showing two repetitive five-note figures (G4-D4-F4-F#4-D4 on page 4, Bb5-Ab5-Gb5-F5-Gb5 on page 5), along with some special harp effects (rapidly rubbing the strings with the flat of the hand, and playing with the fingernails). 

 

Poem for daegum and kayagum

Example 1: opening section, showing emphasis on Eb and interplay with other pitches, and Korean influences (long notes, dynamic changes, vibrato, pitch bending, ornaments). 

 

Music for Chamber Ensemble

Example 1: mm. 1-12, with violins forming a six-note chord (B4-C#5-D5-E5-F#5-A5), horn parts centered around D, and neighbor-tone figures on conflicting pitches in the violins (C5-D5-E5-G5-A5-B5) and violas/violoncellos (Db4-Eb4-F4-F#4-G#4-A#4). 

Example 2: mm. 121-132, climax with the twelve string parts moving independently up the chromatic scale leading to the tone cluster with all twelve pitches. 

 

String Quartet II

Example 1: mm. 1-10, showing the opening D4-D#4-E4-F4 sonority, shifting pitches, movement up a minor second and the return to the original sonority. 

Example 2: mm. 28-30, showing neighbor-tone figures on conflicting pitches (G# in viola, Bb in second violin, A in first violin). 

Example 3: mm. 51-58, showing the same pitches sequences on Db4-Eb4 on four conflicting rhythmic patterns. 

 

Nocturne - Sookook II

Example 1: mm. 1-12, with violin harmonics, long notes in the clarinet, and piano harmonies spaced a minor second apart that may be displaced to form other intervals. 

Example 2: mm. 13-18, showing contrapuntal interplay on a long melodic line. 

Example 3: mm. 84-95, portion of section four, showing the heavily accented pitches and angular lines with octave displacement. 

 

Repercussions

Example 1: mm. 31-40, showing some of the restatements of the unifying melodic material in various note values. 

Example 2: mm. 46-58, showing transformation of the material through octave displacement in various note values, and the first xylophone/vibraphone duet. 

 

Sonorous Moments

Example 1: mm. 1-14, focusing on the harmonic presentation of the two central pitch groups in the pianos (D-F-G, G#-B-C#). 

Example 2: mm. 19-26, showing melodic presentation of the pitch groups D-F-G and G#-B-C# with the melodic and harmonic alteration of these original pitch sequences. 

Example 3: mm. 60-69, with the three-note pitch groups presented simultaneously in different rhythms, and the first pianist playing inside the instrument with nails along with the glockenspiel. 

Example 4: mm. 139-144, showing a return to the harmonic presentation of the motives within 12/8 and the a fast 4/4 meter.