Traditional Music

전통음악 단락
Namhaean Byeolsingut
Tongyeong Ogwangdae
Tongyeong Daechuita

Tongyeong Daechuita Preservation Society

  • Name of President : Lee, Sun-Hee (Instructor of Namhaean Byeolsingut)
  • Members : Lee, Hyeon-Ho and 20 Others

The Chuita music had been played by Gyeomnachui, the military band of Seonjeonkwanchung(a royal court guards), for various events including march, triumphant return, and opening and closing of gates.

Tongyeong, a city sharing 300 years of history with Naval Headquarter of the Three Provinces, had educated and managed musicians by the establishment of Chuigosucheong responsible for playing the Chuita music in various events.

Accoding to the「Tongyeongi」 12186, one of the books in Gyujangak, the Chuigosucheong was one of the affiliated government offices under the control of Naval Headquarter of the Three Provinces, and included 19 Chuita players. The system and size of Chuita bands had been changed over time, but the band had mostly consisted of the large Chuita players and small Chuita players. The large Chuita band was a big band including up to 50 Chuigosus and Seaksus; on the other hand, the small Chuita band was a small band excluding Seaksus and consisted of Taepyeongso, Nabal, pipe, Daegeum, and Nagak as wind instruments and Jing, drum, Bara, Janggu, and Kkwaenggwari as the percussion instruments. The musical instrument called Daetongsu was played only in Tongyeong. The Chuigosu and Seaksu wore Jeonlib on their head, yellowish Cheollik with navy belt, and white leggings under their knees for cheerful atmosphere.

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Recently, the Gilgunak is being played for someone’s 60th birthday party, funeral, and the Golmegigut of Namhaean Byeolsingut in Tongyeong. The Gilgunak consists of 3 movements. The Ging and Bara give signs at the beginning and end of each movement, and the Nagak and Nabal are played followed by the Daetongsu making the beginning of music. Tongyeong Chuita band generally consists od Daetongsu, Nabal, Nagak, Jing, Bara, Youngo, Taepyeongso, Janggu, pipe, and Daegeum.