Black Belt, White Cadillac for Chamber Ensemble

An autobiographic composition, this piece is one of duality; a musical depiction of two Korean martial art forms (Tae Kwon Do Poomse) and the American persona of one who likes to cruise in vintage cadillacs (preferably white). This first movement, Taeguek Pal jung: Poomse of Yin, Earth, and North, begins with a traditional Korean folk tune. It soon breaks into a lively dance depicting the high leaps and mountain stances of the last of the color-belt forms (red belt), Taeguek Pal jung (form number eight).

More dark and serious, the second ovement is written on the first-degree black belt from Koryo, the ancient name for Korea. An extremely violent form, Koryo begins with the martial artist lifting his or her hands to the face, focusing all energy into the hands.

The last two movements move to the other persona, "Cruisin' the White Caddillac," and the reprise movement, "Black Belt, Whie Cadillac.

Solo parts included: Alto Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F, Bassoon

SKU: 804069175101
Weight: 0.95 lb

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