Taryeong is a type of Korean folk song passed down from generation to generation. No one is sure when they were created. They are strophic in structure, organized into verses and refrain. Like most Korean folksongs, the songs are about anything from lost love to the toils of everyday work to the beauty of nature. The meter is compound with a peppering of hemiolas that gives Korean traditional music its characteristic rhythmic feel.
The text of Gyeongbok Palace Folk Song reads, in part: The South Gate opens, the morning bell rings, and all the world dawns.
This octavo contains all 3 Korean Folk Songs; no.1: Hangangsu taryeong (Han River Folk Song); no.2: Shingosan taryeong(Shingo Mountain Folk Song; and no.3: Gyeongbokkung taryeong(Gyeongbok Palace Folk Song). Search ''shingosan'' and ''gyeongbokkun'' titles on choral music search page for audio clips & sample scores. A full recording is available on CD-08.
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