Inspirings Songs From North Korea
With the tour of the performance of the New York Philharmonic in North Korea, you might think that this is the first time orchestral music has been heard in Pyongyang. But that's apparently not the case. According to an article published February 20 on the Korean Central News Agency website, "works of orchestral music of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) are enthusiastically acclaimed by the audience for their versatile and unique themes and techniques of performance."
Symphonies such as
- The Sea of Blood
- The Flower Girl
- The Fate of a Self-Defence Corps Man
- Long Journey for Songun Leadership
And it's not just orchestral music. Another article notes that the Korean people have emerged victorious, loudly singing revolutionary songs.
These songs include
- Star of Korea
- The Song of the Anti-Japanese War
- On the Road to Decisive Battle
- Song of Defending Homeland
- My Song in Trench
- Song Devoted to Marshal Kim Il Sung
- We'll Travel One Road Forever
- Song of Comradeship
Other powerful songs, such as
- Arduous March
- Our Leader Will Always Be with Us
- Let Us Hold High the Red Flag
According to these articles, "the development and efflorescence of Juche-oriented musical art which has reached a high plane is unthinkable apart from the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il."
I shudder to think of what plane of musical art might be achieved under the leadership of George W. Bush.
Leave your suggestions of songs or symphonies that might be composed under his leadership in your comments.