List of Works


Three Han for voice and instrumental ensemble 1984

San-soo hwa for mixed chorus and janggo 1984

Yim Yang for orchestra 1985

Mack II for three violins, two violas, two cellos, and double bass 1991 (revised 1993)

Resonance for marimba, violin, clarinet, and bassoon 1993

The Eleventh Lunar Moon Night for violin, viola, cello, and piano 1994

HawDu I (Breath) for flute, harp, cello, and percussion 1995 (CD KSCM, 2001)

Duduri for piano, synthesizer, and four percussionists 1995 (originally electone and samul nori)

HawDu II (A shadow is reflected in the water) for violin, cello, and piano 1996 (KSWC 9906, 1999)

Munyang for flute, clarinet, violin, double bass, and marimba 1997 (TCMS 0016, 2000)

Altaic Ritual for orchestra 1998 (CD KSWC, volume 8-2)

The Country of Morning Calm for soprano, chorus, and orchestra 1998

A Certain Gesture for clarinet and bass clarinet 1998 (KSWC 9811, 1998)

Memories of Father for soprano and piano 1999

New Days for mixed chorus and piano 1999

Resonance (revised from 1993) for xylophone, vibraphone, and two marimbas 2000.

Karma for orchestra 2000 (Soo Moon Dang, 2004)

Salpuri-Electori for Korean traditional dance and electone 2001

Yearning for Korean traditional female voice and gayageum 2002

Ongheya for four eighteen-string gayageums 2002 (CD Korean Song with Gayageum, Gyeonggi Gayageum Ensemble, Hwaeum, 2004)

Returning to Heaven for baritone and piano 2002

Honbul I (Song of the Woman's Soul I) for Korean traditional female voice, gayageum, and Korean traditional orchestra 2003 revised 2012 (CD KSWC, volume 9)

Kasiri for Korean traditional female voice and orchestra 2003

Fanfare for the Muse for orchestra 2003 (Soo Moon Dang, 2005)

Dalha for Korean traditional female voice, three geomungos, and one percussionist 2003 (CD Geomungo in My Heart, Sim Geum, Ensemble Geomeun, Shinnara, 2006)

The Exaudime Nomine for children’s chorus 2004

The New Days for children’s chorus 2004

Song of the Woman’s Soul II for Korean traditional female voice and Korean instruments 2004

The Blue Wings for violin, cello, and piano 2004 (TCMS-0058, 2005; CD KSCM, 2005)

Five Visionary Moments for three eighteen-string gayageums 2004

Honbul I for solo gayageum 2004

Honbul II (Song of the Woman’s Soul II) for solo gayageum and Korean traditional orchestra 2004 (CD Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Music Orchestra, 266th Subscription Concert, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, 2004)

The Vacant Memory 1 for gayageum and cello 2004

The Vacant Memory 2—The Deep Brush for solo ajaeng 2005 (CD Kyrie: Kim Sang-Hun, ajaeng, Dreambeat, 2007)

Sae for haegeum, geomungo, and marimba 2005

I-Eo-Do-Sa-Na for four gayageums 2005

A Peony Blossom for Korean traditional female voice and Korean instruments 2005

Cuckoo for soprano and piano 2005

Soul Mate (Der Hochzeitstag) , opera for voices, chorus, Western orchestra, and Korean instruments 2006

Dancing Brush for clarinet, viola, and piano 2006

A Constellation for tenor and piano 2006

Han River for mixed chorus 2006

Yearning for You (15 Songs) for tenor, Korean traditional female voice, and piano 2006 (CD Yearning for You, Dream Share Recordings, 2007)

The Wet Sleeve for solo gayageum 2007

Han River I for orchestra 2007

Bibari for chorus and piano 2007

Il Bacio for soprano, tenor, and piano 2007

Honbul III for solo gayageum and Korean traditional orchestra 2007

Mu-Gung Flower for Korean traditional female voice and Korean instruments 2007

The Lost Sound for four twelve-string gayageums 2007

Kasiri for tenor, Korean traditional female voice, and orchestra 2007

Dancing Sanjo I for violin, gayageum, and piano 2008

Han River II for orchestra 2008

When Playing Geomungo for Korean traditional female voice and three geomungos 2008

Muk-Hyang for daegeum, geomungo, yanggeum, cello, and percussion 2008

The Scent of Grass for daegeum, haegeum, piano, cello, and percussion 2008

Ye-Min-Rak for chorus and Korean traditional orchestra 2008

Honbul IV for solo gayageum and Korean traditional orchestra 2008

The Flower for tenor and piano 2008

Only Love for soprano, tenor, and orchestra 2009

The Shepherd of Star for soprano and piano 2009

The Tale of Sun and Moon for soprano, tenor, and piano 2009

Bari for dancers and orchestra 2009

Dancing Arirang for orchestra 2009

The Fisherman’s Song for Four Seasons for tenor, baritone, chorus and Korean traditional orchestra 2010

Karma (opera) 2010

Han River Cantata for soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, Korean female voice, Korean male voice, mixed chorus, children’s chorus, Korean traditional instruments and Western orchestra 2011

Nan-Seol-Hyeon (Song of Spring) for soprano, mezzo soprano and piano 2012

Ippni’s Wedding (opera) 2012

 

Music Examples

Altaic Ritual

Example 1: showing twelve-tone row and the other series of pitches derived from the row.

Example 2: section one, excerpt from orchestral score, showing melodic and rhythmic conflict between the groups portraying light and darkness.

Example 3: section two, mm. 50-68, excerpt from orchestral score, showing piccolo/violoncello and flute/oboe duets with harp/piano ostinatos.

 

The Blue Wings

Example 1: mm. 1-8, showing piano and string motives that combine intervals derived from Sae-ya sae-ya with other material.

Example 2: section two, mm. 19-27 (beginning with meter change to 3/4), showing conflict between right- and left-hand piano parts with chromatic inflections in strings.

Example 3: section three, section three, mm. 46-56, showing emphasis in strings on perfect fourths/fifths and piano ostinatos alternating between consonant and dissonant sonorities.

 

The Dancing Brush

Example 1: section one, mm. 1-8, showing quartal harmonies around pitch center C#, pitch conflicts, sweeping melodic lines and accelerating/decelerating rhythms.

Example 2: section two, mm. 27-45, showing ostinatos, viola figure and expansion upon stepwise clarinet melody.

Example 3: section two, mm. 61-68, showing eighth-note motives in a 3 + 3 + 2 rhythm.

 

Honbul II

Example 1: section two, mm. 14-21, showing heterophony, emphasis on perfect fourths, and marimba figures organized into ten-note groups.

Example 2: section four, mm. 100-107, showing multiple layers of activity and three-note motive in winds.

Example 3: concluding section, mm. 177-186, showing conclusion in 8/16 and 9/16.