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Composer Han Si Hyong

Pyongyang, September 28 (KCNA) — Han Si Hyong, 73, is a composer loved and respected by people.

He has devoted his whole life to the collection of musical heritage for posterity.
Recently alone, he collected over 280 ancient musical pieces. Among them are more than 20 songs on masque dance dating back to the Koguryo and Paekje dynasties.
These pieces, which show the long history and brilliant culture of Korea, instill great national pride into the minds of people.
Korean folk songs he has collected number more than 3,000.
He was the first in the country to compile “Collection of Korean Folk Songs” (vols. 1 and 2) and “on Korean Tunes”.
Besides, he wrote “Drill book on national vocal music” (soprano, alto and bass) and many other music books.
And he composed or arranged 500 songs including “Korean Dance Music,” “Public Health Exercise” and “Song of 10-Point Platform.”
He is now working as composer of the Mansudae Art Troupe.

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