Sae ya, sae ya

Lee, HyeKyung

Sample audio

Sample score

Open

Duration

4m 55s

Publisher

DreamFirstMusic

Composed

2020

Instrumentation

Flexible Ensemble with Keyboard

About the work

Sae ya – sae ya was written for CoMA for any mixed ensemble in open score in four parts with percussion and keyboard.  It is based on a Korean folk tune for children, Parang-sae (bluebird), which was often used as a lullaby with a simplest melody without any ornamentation.  The folk tune uses only three notes (D,G,A) creating a gloomy ambiance in slow tempo.  In this piece I expanded in its transpositions for a melodic/harmonic variety with bouncy rhythm in faster tempo.