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Unknown Heroes (Park)

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Soo-Hyun Park

Soo-Hyun Park

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: III+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Foster Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Rental (27,500 yen)


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (III optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (II optional)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (III optional)
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Toms
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This piece was commissioned by the Osaka Korean High School Brass Band. It was composed and premiered at the school's regular recital in January 2019.

At the request of the advisor Mr. Chun Shin Yun, this piece was written to commemorate many predecessors before us who have left their mark on history by creating, leading, and developing their respective cultural domains, regions, and communities, as well as those who have not been remembered by history, by drawing inspiration from their stories.

The title Unknown Heroes was also suggested by Mr. Yun. As specific details such as the names of military commanders were also mentioned, I composed this piece based on the dramatic image of the battles of the Sengoku period and how individuals had attempted to create a path forward into their own future.

As I believe that this theme can be developed into a story that resonates with various communities including schools and orchestras, I had endeavored to create a piece with universally attractive music onto which performers would be able to project their own individual narratives.

The piece opens with a relaxing introduction that contains several important motifs before leading into its stirring main section with a 12/8 beat. This is followed by a graceful middle section before the piece showcases dynamic melodies in its second half and closes majestically.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned for Osaka Korean High School Wind Band

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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