186 – Royal Court Music 1: 전폐희문(Jeonpyehuimun)
This will be the first in an extended series of posts of Korean traditional court music. On May 28th, the 국립국악원 (National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts) performed ‘Sound of Heaven, Music of King Sejong,’ at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. This performance was a re-staging of a 600-year-old banquet that was originally held at the palace in honor of the beloved King Sejong. The excerpt posted here is an example of 전폐희문 (Jeonpyehuimun) and is performed in preparation for the ceremony. Note that the whiny kids are not part of the reenactment. (186 – Jeonpyehuimun)
Recorded 5/28/11, 4:04PM (local time)
*You can hear the rest of the concert here.