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188 – Royal Court Music 3: 문명지곡(Munmyeongjigok)

June 29, 2011

Part three of the ‘Sound of Heaven, Music of King Sejong’ concert at Gyeongbokgung Palace on May 28th.  This excerpt is an example of 문명지곡 (Munmyeongjigok) and is played (with accompanying dancers) during the first of five wine offerings. (188 – Munmyeongjigok)

Recorded 5/28/11, 4:16PM (local time)

*You can hear the rest of the concert here.

**Thanks to my good friend, Ian, for letting me steal his photo.  He went to the performance the day after I did and was able to get a lot more varied pictures than I could.  I’m the sure the picture doesn’t align 100% with the music, but at least it gives a better sense of what the entire ceremony was like.

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