Composer
SNYDER
Title
Dream of Naksongdae
Instrumentation
flute
Editor
James J. Pellerite
Publisher
Brixton Publication
Grade
3+
Product Code
03B18000B815

Dream of Naksongdae
Composer: Snyder
Editor: James J. Pellerite
Publisher: Brixton Publication
Instrumentation: Flute

This concept of this music is derived from an ancient Korean legend sruurounding the birth of Kang Kam-ch'an, the famous general of the Koryo dynasty who defended Korea invasions from the Ch'i-tan, defeating them in a decisive battle in 1018.  According to the legend, just before the birth of Kang, his mother saw a shooting star (Naksong in Korean) and interpreted this as a sign of her furture son's destiny as a great leader.   It was originally written for the Taegum, the bamboo transverse flute.

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