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Isang Yun

Isang Yun

Subtitle: Invocation for Winds, Percussion and Double Basses

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 12:00
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental / Score Only - £10.99


Full Score
C Flute I-II-III
Bassoon I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Gong (5)
  • Guiro
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-tam (3)
  • Tom-tom (5)

Program Notes

Mugung-Dong, an "invocation" for winds, percussion and double basses, means "…unending movement" and represents, according to the composer, a concrete manifestation of the eternally flowing sound of the Tao. The instrumentation (3 each of flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons; 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; percussion and double-basses) and the subtitle Invocation indicate a religious ritual. Additionally, Yun had the South Korean student's movement in mind as a symbol of the untiring struggle for renewal and justice. (The student's movement in South Korea was involved in the overthrow of the Syngman Rhee regime in 1960, and influential in the proclamation of the "free city" Kwangju in 1980).

- Program Note from liner notes by Walter-Wolfgang Sparrer from Ars Musici CD Ensemble Modern

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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  • Ensemble Modern (Hamburg, Ger.) (Hans Zende, conductor) - 22 June 1986 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Yun, I. (1988). Mugung-dong : Invocation für Bläser, Schlagzeug und Kontrabässe [score]. Bote & Bock: Berlin, Ger.