Tears of Red Poppies -Fantasy on a Jeju Folksong Yong Cheon Geom

Tears of Red Poppies -Fantasy on a Jeju Folksong Yong Cheon Geom

  • Composer: Park, Soo-Hyun
  • Grade: 3
  • Duration: 5:00
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: COMS-85096S


The “Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival” is held annually each August on Jeju Island, Korea. This work was commissioned by the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival Organizing Committee, and was composed in 2012 as a required piece for the “U-13 Band Contest” which is a part of the festival.
As the subtitle indicates, the subject is a famous folksong from Jeju called “Yong Chen Geom”, which is the name of a legendary sword in China. The folksong took on the sword’s name because it is mentioned in the first lyric of the piece, although the music itself is actually a tragic love song. The title “Tears of Red Poppies” was selected by the composer, derived from the lyrics and meaning of the song.
The piece is tenderly expressive with dynamic rhythm interludes, employing a sweet original melody purposefully accessible to even young bands.


Piccolo (Option)
1st & 2nd Flutes
Oboe (Option)
Bassoon (Option)

Clarinet in Eb (Option)
1st Clarinet in Bb
2nd Clarinet in Bb
3rd Clarinet in Bb
Alto Clarinet in Eb (Option)
Bass Clarinet in Bb

1st & 2nd
Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
1st & 2nd Trumpets in Bb
3rd Trumpet in Bb

1st & 2nd Horns in F
3rd & 4th Horns in F

1st & 2nd Trombone
3rd Trombone


String Bass (Option)

1st Percussion
Snare Drum
Crash Cymbals

2nd Percussion
Bass Drum

3rd Percussion
Crash Cymbals
Suspended Cymbal

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