Literature Analyses

Korean Folk Rhapsody
Arranged by  James Curnow

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Year Published: 1988 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = n/a

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Thomas Esperiqueta - Spring 2000
Style/Form: ABABAB - Introduction (m.1 - m4); Theme A (m.5 - m.13); Theme B (m.14 - m.22); Transition (m.23 - m.24); Theme A (m.25 - m.33); Theme B (m.34 - m.42); Layering of both themes (m.43 - m.57); Grandioso - Theme A (m.58 - m.65); Theme B (m.66 - m.72); Coda (m.73 - m.79)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One flat (m.1 - m.57); Three flats (m.58 - m.79)
Time Signatures: 3/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to b-flat2; Oboe down to e-flat; Clarinet 1 up to a1; Clarinet 2 up to b down to G; Clarinet 3 up to b down to F; Bass Clarinet down to E-flat; Alto Sax up to a1; Tenor Sax up to b1 down to c; Bari Sax down to B-flat
    Trumpet 2 up to d1; Horn in F up to e1; Trombone down to GG; Baritone down to GG; Tuba down to AAA-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 2
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax , Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, F Horn, Trombone 1, Baritone BC, Tuba, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Mallet Percussion, Timpani
Percussion: 6 - 7 Players - Triangle, Temple Blocks, Snare Drum, Gong, Large Suspended Cymbal, Small Suspended Cymbal, Tamborine, Bells, VIbraphone, Xylophone, Timpani (2 drums)
Conductor Score: Semi-score (16 lines)
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 40 seconds (79 measures)
  • Much use of percussion to add color
  • Score contains directions for use of percussion
  • Bases on a folk song, "Ahrirang"
  • Vibes are optional and can be substituted with synthesizer or electric piano
  • Trumpets use straight mutes
  • Chnaging of texture from legato to short and separated back to legato
  • Musch use of chromaticism in transition area
  • Use of cuesfor long notes between low brass and low reeds
  • Timpani has three measuses to change pitches on both drums down a full step

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