Composer:   Tae Kyun Ham
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   S-44
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied


Kathy Romey
University of Minnesota 1997
R&R Chair College & University

Kashiri (Are you going away?) is based on a traditional Korean Iyric poem (set in both characters and IPA transcription) dealing with the grief of one bidding farewell to their beloved. The song contains unison, homophonic and imitative passages with many tempo changes expressing the intensity of the poetry. As in traditional Korean vocal style, the music involves a great deal of portamento and many grace notes. Kashiri is also arranged for 3-part women’s chorus.