The Lively Universe (score)

The Lively Universe (score)

  • Composer: Park, Soo-Hyun
  • Grade: 6
  • Duration: 7:00
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A085A


Program Note

This work was premiered in July 2016, composed as a commissioning project for the joint concert "KAPPORE 2016" performed by the joint ensemble of Osaka's Castle Wind Ensemble and Osaka Korean Wind Orchestra.
From these two organizations, two thematic elements were requested: the theme of Osaka's "Tenjin-bayashi" and the Korean rhythmic style "Jangdan” (especially the triple meter style). Combining these themes was the main focus of the work. Tenjin-bayashi is often used in Osaka’s Tenjin Festival, and is the main musical accompaniment dominant in many traditional situations to honor the leading priest of a festival. Jangdan is representative of its roots, "Pungmul" wishing for a bountiful harvest.
Both themes resonate towards the heavens, God, and the universe. Both are a vibrant and explosive life force of this land. This liveliness inspired the title “The Lively Universe”.

Performance Note

Three Japanese percussion instruments and four Korean percussion instruments are scored. Although possible substitute percussion instruments are provided, make sure to study the characteristics, striking method, sound volume and timbre of the original ethnic percussion as much as possible.


1st Flute
2nd Flute


Clarinet in Eb
1st Clarinet in Bb
2nd Clarinet in Bb
3rd Clarinet in Bb
Bass Clarinet in Bb

1st Alto Saxophone in Eb
2nd Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
1st Trumpet in Bb
2nd Trumpet in Bb
3rd Trumpet in Bb
4th Trumpet in Bb

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

1st Trombone
2nd Trombone
3rd Trombone

Tuba (div.)
String Bass
(doub. Hyoushigi or Whip)

[Japanees Percussion 1]
Crash Cymbals
Suspended Cymbal
Shou or Hi-hat Cymbal
Wind Chimes
Shou or Suspended Cymbal

[Japanees Percussion 2]
Miya-daiko or Tenor Drum

[Japanees Percussion 3]
Shime-daiko or Snare Drum
[Korean Percussion 1]
Korean two sided Dr. or Congas
Wood Blocks

[Korean Percussion 2]
Bass Drum
Puku or Bass Drum

[Korean Percussion 3]
Korean large gong or Tam-tam
Korean small gong or Suspended Cymbal


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