Pagh-Paan, Younghi

STAGE WORKS

Mondschatten • [2002-2005]
Chamber music theatre
Libretto by Juliane Votteler (after Sophokles‘ „Ödipus auf Kolonos”) in cooperation with the composer using original texts by Byung-Chul HAN
Ödipus (T.), Antigone (Ms.), Theseus and Kreon (Bar), Polineikes (high S); Choir: 5 individual voices (2 S. 3 Ms.)
1 (BFl). 1 (Ob d‘am). 1 (in B, in A). BCl. 1 (CBn). / 0. 1 (in B, in C). 1 (T-BTbn). 0. / Acc. 2 Perc. / 2. 0. 2. 1. 1 (5-string).
Material on request. New version is planned. 
World Premiere: Stuttgart, 21.7.2006
Duration: 70’
Sy. 3604 // Score / Pno. / Vx. / Libr.



ORCHESTRA WORKS

Der Glanz des Lichts • [2011/12]  
Double concerto for violin, viola and small orchestra
in memoriam Teresa de Ávila (1515 - 1582) and Edith Stein (1891 - 1942)
3 (Picc). 2 (Eng.Hn). 2 (in B). BCl. 3 (1 CBn) / 2. 1 (in C). 2. 0. / Timp. 3 Perc. / 14. 12. 10. 8. 6 (3 5-string).
World Premiere: Berlin, 27.1.2013
Duration: 17’
Sy. 3721 // Score / Vx.

Im Lichte werden wir wandeln • [2007/12]  
for baritone and orchestra
Text: Latin texts from letters of the 2nd Korean priest Yang-Eop CHOE (1821-1861)
Bar.
2 (Picc). 1. 1 (BCl). 2 (CBn). / T.Tbn. / 1 Perc. / 10. 8. 6. 4. 4.
World Premiere: Saarbrücken, 8.6.2012
Duration: 15’
Sy. 4095 // *Score / Vx.

In luce ambulemus • [2007]
for tenor solo and small orchestra
Text: Latin texts from letters of the 2nd Korean priest Yang-Eop CHOE T.
2 (Picc). 1. BCl. 2 (CBn). / T.Tbn. / 1 Perc. / 14. 12. 10. 8. 6.
World Premiere: Donaueschingen, 19.10.2007
Duration: 12’
Sy. 3722 // *Score / Vx.

Dorthin, wo der Himmel endet • [2000/01]  
for orchestra with mezzo-soprano and six men’s voices 
Text: Kim Chi-ha, Aischylos
Ms. 6 Mst.
3 (2 Picc). 1. Ob d‘am. 2. BCl. 2. CBn. / 0. 1. 3. 0. / 3 Perc / 12. 10. 8. 6. 6.
World Premiere: Berlin, 18.3.2001
Duration: 15’
Sy. 3519 // *Score / Vx.

sowon...borira • [1998]
for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Text: Anna Achmatowa, Rose Ausländer, Louize Labé
Ms.
2 (Picc). 2 (Eng.Hn). 1.Cl. BCl. 2 (CBn). / 2. 1. 2. 0. / Timp. 2 Perc. Hp. / Str.
World Premiere: Donaueschingen, 16.10.1998
Duration: 30’
Sy. 3378 // *Score / Vx.

GO-UN NIM • [1997/98]
for small orchestra
1 (Picc). 1. 2 (BCl). 1. / 1. 1. 1. (T.-B.) / 2 Perc. / 9. 4. 4. 2.
Altered instrumentation: 3 Vl / 2 Va / 2 Vc / 1 D.B.
World Premiere: Bremen, 22.3.1998
Duration: 11’
Sy. 3403 // *Score / Vx.

NIM • [1986/87]  
for large orchestra
4 (2 Picc, AFl). 2. Eng.Hn. 3. BCl. 4 (CBn). / 4. 3. 3. 1. / Timp. 3 Perc. / Str.
World Premiere: Donaueschingen, 16.10.1987
Duration: 17’
Sy. 3043 // *Score / Vx.

SORI • [1979/80]  
for large orchestra
3 (2 Picc). 3 (Eng.Hn). 2. BCl. 3 (CBn). / 4. 3. 3 (BTbn). 1 (DBtb). / Timp. 3 Perc. / 14. 12. 10. 8. 6.
World Premiere: Donaueschingen, 18.10.1980
Duration: 16’
Sy. 2344 // *Score / Vx.



ENSEMBLE WORKS

Wundgeträumt • [2005]  
for six instrumentalists 
Fl (BFl). Ob. Cl (BCl). Vl. Vla. Vc. (Ob with Maracas)
World Premiere: Brussels, 5.3.2005
Duration: 12’
Sy. 3621 // *Score / Vx.

Roaring Hooves • [2000]
for seven instruments and wind-sound 
Fl. Cl. 2 Vl. 2 Vc. Perc.
Material on request; the audience can be part of the performance imitating wind sounds.
World Premiere: Ulan Bator, 17.6.2000
Duration: 6’
Sy. 3511 // Score / Vx.

Io • [1999/2000]  
for nine instrumentalists 
Cl. Tr. Timp (T.Tbn/BTbn). 2 Perc. Acc. Vla. Vc. D.B. (5-string)
World Premiere: Hannover, 9.6.2000
Duration: 17’
Sy. 3495 // *Score / Vx.

SOWON (Wunsch) • [1996]  
for mezzo-soprano and ten instrumentalists
Text: Rose Ausländer, Louize Labé, H.C. Artmann, Anna Achmatowa
Ms.
Fl. (BFl.) Ob d‘am. Cl. Perc. Guit. Hp. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
World Premiere: Witten, 28.4.1996
Duration: 17’
Sy. 3264 // *Score / Vx.

BIDAN-SIL / Seidener Faden • [1992/93]  
for oboe and ensemble
Ob.
AFl (BFl). Ob d‘am. Cl. Bn. Perc. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
World Premiere: Vienna, 26.1.1994
Duration: 17’
Sy. 3128 // *Score / Vx.

U-MUL / Der Brunnen • [1992]  
for seven instrumentalists
AFl. Cl. Perc. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
World Premiere: Witten, 26.04.1992
Duration: 9’
Sy. 3127 // *Score / Vx.

MA-UM • [1990/91]  
for female voice  and 12 instrumentalists
Text: Angelus Silesius, Chung-Chul, Han-Shan
Ms.
AFl. Ob (Ob d‘am). Cl. BCl (D.B.Cl). Bn. Hp. Perc. 2 Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
World Premiere: Graz, 6.10.1990
Duration: 15’
Sy. 3096 // *Score / Vx.

TA-RYONG VI • [1988/98)
for six instrumentalists
Fl (Picc, AFl, BFl). Cl (BCl). Perc. Vl. Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: Nürnberg, 8.11.1998
Duration: 9’
Sy. 3433 // *Score / Vx.

HWANG-TO / Gelbe Erde • [1988/89]  
for choir and nine instrumentalists
Text: Kim Chi-ha
Choir SATB / Ob (Eng.Hn). 2 Cl (BCl). Hr. Timp. Perc. Vla. 2 Vc.
World Premiere: Stuttgart, 26.04.1989
Duration: 16’
Sy. 3067 // *Score / Vx.
/ Choir-P.

TA-RYONG II • [1987/88]  
for sixteen instrumentalists
1 (Picc). 1. 1. 1. / 1. 1. 1. 0. / 2 Perc. / 2. 0. 2. 2. 1.
World Premiere: Paris, 7.5.1988
Duration: 14’
Sy. 3049 // *Score / Vx.

MADI • [1981]  
for twelve instrumentalists
2 Fl. 2 Cl. BCl. Hn. 3 Vla. 2 Vc. D.B.
World Premiere: Metz, 22.11.1981
Duration: 12’
Sy. 2380 // *Score / Vx.

NUN • [1979]  
for singing voices and eighteen instrumentalists
Text: Kwang Kyun Kim
2 S. 2 Ms. A. (all w. Perc.)
2 Fl (Picc). Cl. BCl.  DB.Cl. Bn (CBn). / Str.: 6. 0. 2. 2. 2.
World Premiere: Saarbrücken, 6.7.1979
Duration: 9’
Sy. 2458 // *Score / Vx.



CHAMBER MUSIC

Imaginärer Tanz einer Dichterin II • [2015]
for saxophone quartet and violoncello
World Premiere: Köln, 18.04.2015
Duration: 10'
Sy. 4416 // Score

Augenblicke – Gebet • [2013]
for violoncello and organ
World Premiere: Jena, 24.7.2013
Duration: 14‘
Sy. 4256 // *Score

HANG-SANG V • [2012]
for alto flute, guitar and buk
AFl. Guit. Buk (korean perc).
World Premiere: Seoul, 29.7.2012
Duration: 11’
Sy. 4291 // *Score

Imaginärer Tanz einer Dichterin • [2012]  
for alto flute, tenor oboe, bass clarinet and violoncello
AFl. Tob. BCl. Vc.
World Premiere: Berlin, 23.1.2013
Duration: 10’
Sy. 4319 // Score / Vx.

Chohui and Her Imaginary Dance • [2012]  
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and violoncello
Ob. Cl. Bn. Vc.
World Premiere: Pyeongchang, 4.8.2012
Duration: 6’
Sy. 4292 // *Score / *Vx.

Silbersaiten IV • [2010]
for accordion and piano
Acc. Pno.
World Premiere: Berlin, 8.5.2010
Duration: 8’
Sy. 4099 // *Score

MOIRA • [2003]
for mezzo-soprano and accordion
from the chamber music theatre „Mondschatten”
Text: Juliane Votteler (after Sophokles)
Ms. Acc.
World Premiere: Bremen, 5.6.2004
Duration: 8’
Sy. 3620 // *Score

Silbersaiten V • [2002/13]
for alto flute, viola and harp
AFl. Va. Hp.
World Premiere: Lugano, 23.11.2014
Duration: 8’
Sy. 4255 // *Score

Silbersaiten II • [2002/09]
for clarinet, violoncello and piano
Cl. Vc. Pno.
World Premiere: Mannheim, 21.5.2010
Duration: 8’
Sy. 4058 // *Score

Silbersaiten III • [2002/09]
for alto flute, violoncello and piano
AFl. Vc. Pno.
World Premiere: Munich, 12.12.2009
Duration: 8’
Sy. 4057 // *Score

Silbersaiten I • [2002]  
for violin, violoncello and piano
Vl. Vc. Pno.
World Premiere: Rümlingen/Schweiz, 24.8.2002
Duration: 6’
Sy. 3006 // *Score

Die Insel schwimmt • [1997]  
for piano and percussion
Pno. Perc.
World Premiere: Cologne, 8.3.1997
Duration: 8’
Sy. 3387 // *Score

„Bleibt in mir und ich in euch” • [1996/2007]  
for organ and percussion
Org. Perc.
World Premiere: Seoul, 2.10.2007
Duration: 15’
Sy. 3452 // *Score

TA-RYONG V • [1995]
for two clarinets and shô (or accordion) ad lib. (all with small percussions) 
2 Cl. Shô (or Acc). (all w. s. Perc.)
World Premiere: Akiyoshidai, 24.8.1995
Duration: 11’
Sy. 3266 // *Score

HANG-SANG IV • [1993/2012]
for flute, clarinet and violoncello
Fl. Cl. Vc.
World Premiere: Braunschweig, 28.8.2011
Duration: 6’
Sy. 4223 // *Score

HANG-SANG III • [1993/2005]
for alto flute, viola, violoncello, frame drum 
AFl. Vla. Vc. Perc.
World Premiere: Frankfurt, 16.10.2005
Duration: 11’
Sy. 3645 // *Score

HANG-SANG II • [1993/1997]
for alto flute and guitar with tom-tom 
AFl. Guit (w. Perc).
World Premiere: Zurich
Duration: 11’
Sy. 3487 // *Score

TSI-SHIN-KUT / Erdgeist-Ritual • [1993/94]  
for four percussionists and playback tape with electronic sounds
4 Perc. Tape(2 K or 4 K).
World Premiere: Cologne, 9.6.1994
Duration: 19’
Sy. 3208 // *Score / carr.

HANG-SANG I • [1993]  
for alto flute, guitar and frame drum
AFl. Guit. Perc.
World Premiere: Toronto, 28.3.1993
Duration: 11’
Sy. 3143 // *Score

TSI-SHIN / TA-RYONG III • [1991]  
Duo for percussionists
2 Perc.
World Premiere: Graz, 12.10.1991
Duration: 15’
Sy. 3117 // *Score

NO-UL • [1984/85]  
for viola, violoncello and double bass
Vla. Vc. D.B.
World Premiere: Metz, 17.10.1984
Duration: 13’
Sy. 2457 // *Score

PYON-KYONG • [1982]  
for piano and percussion
Pno. Perc.
World Premiere: Bozen, 
Duration: 9’
Sy. 2435 // *Score

MAN-NAM III • [1977/2005]
for accordion, violin, viola and violoncello
Acc. Vl. Vla. Vc.
for accordion: Margit Kern
World Premiere: Neckargmünd, 12.6.2005
Duration: 15’
Sy. 3686 // *Score / *Vx.

MAN-NAM II • [1977/86]  
for alto flute, violin, viola and violoncello
AFl. Vl. Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: Paris, 
Duration: 15’
Sy. 3021 // *Score / *Vx.

MAN-NAM I • [1977] 
for clarinet, violin, viola and violoncello
Cl. Vl. Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: Freiburg, Mai 1978
Duration: 15’
Sy. 2436 // *Score / *Vx.



VOCAL MUSIC

Zahllose Sterne • [2013]
for female voice and piano
FVx. Pno.
Text: Han San (China, 8. century)
World Premiere: 19.5.2013, Bremen
Duration: 3’
Sy. 4091 // Score

Noch... II • [1996 / 2012]
for alto and violoncello
In memoriam Isang Yun
Text: Rose Ausländer
A. Vc.
World Premiere: St. Gallen, 11.5.2012
Duration: 10’
Sy. 4066 // *Score

Den Müttern • [2009]
for soprano, piccolo and percussion
Text: Ernst Toller
S. Picc. Perc.
World Premiere: Hannover, 20.5.2011
Duration: 10’
Sy. 4064 // *Score

Attende, Domine, misericordiam tuam • [2007/09]  
for three voices choir 
Text: Latin texts from letters of the 2nd Korean priest Yang-Eop CHOE (1821-1861)
Three voices choir ad lib.
World Premiere: Seoul, 14.10.2009
Duration: 7’
Sy. 4021 // Choir-P.

Louise Labé • [2002]
for mezzo-soprano, oboe d‘amore, clarinet in A, violin and percussion
Text: Louise Labé
Ms.
Ob d‘am. Cl (in A). Vl. Perc.
World Premiere: Lyon, 12.03.2002
Duration: 8’
Sy. 3553 // *Score / *Vx.

Qui-Han-Nim [Edler Mann] • [2007]
for baritone, daegum, gayagum, seng-hwang or accordion
Text: Chung-Chul (16 C.) and Choe Yang-Eop (19 C.)
Bar. Daegum (Korean Fl). Gayagum (Korean Wölbbrettzither). Seng-Hwang (or Acc).
World Premiere: Seoul, 16.12.2007
Duration: 7’
Sy. 3547 // *Score / *Vx.

Vide Domine, vide afflictionem nostram • [2007]
for large mixed choir 
Text: Latin texts from letters of the 2nd Korean priest Yang-Eop CHOE (1821-1861)
S. T.
Chor: S. Ms. A. T. Bar. B.
World Premiere: Cologne, 22.3.2008
Duration: 14’
Sy. 3723 // *Score / Choir-P.

gi-da-ryu-ra (Warte nur) • [1999/2007]
for baritone solo and daegum, clarinet in A, violoncello and percussion
Text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe („Ein Gleiches”), Korean adaptation by  Nury Kim.
Bar. Daegum (Korean Fl). Cl (in A). Vc. Perc.
World Premiere: Seoul, 16.12.2007
Duration: 9’
Sy. 4015 // *Score / *Vx.

BI-YU • [1999]  
for soprano, bass flute, clarinet and violoncello (S., Cl. and Vc. with small perc.)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe („Ein Gleiches”), Korean adaptation by Nury Kim
S.
BFl. Cl. Vc. (S., Cl. and Vc. with small perc.)
World Premiere: Frankfurt, 26.5.1999
Duration: 9’
Sy. 3451 // *Score

In dunkeln Träumen • [1997]
for mezzo-soprano or baritone, flute and viola
Text: Heinrich Heine
Ms (or Bar). Fl. Vla.
World Premiere: Heidelberg, 16.4.1998
Duration: 6’
Sy. 3370 // *Score

Noch... • [1996]
for mezzo-soprano and viola
Text: Rose Ausländer
Ms. Vla.
Also available as adaptation (by Max Engel) for mezzo-soprano and baritone 
World Premiere: Hannover, 16.1.1996
Duration: 10’
Sy. 3339 // *Score

Mein Herz • [1991]
for mezzo-soprano and baritone (both witch small percussion)
Text: H.C. Artmann, Chung-Chul
Ms. Bar. (both w. sm. Perc.)
World Premiere: Oslo, 20.10.1991
Duration: 6’
Sy. 3116 // *Score

ma-am • [1990]
for female or male voice solo (with Klaves)
Text: Chung-Chul
A or Bar (w. Klaves).
World Premiere: Graz, Oct. 1990
Duration: 4’
Sy. 3119 // *Score

HWANG-TO II • [1989/92]
for two tenors, two baritones and bass
Text: Kim Chi-Ha
2 T. 2 Bar. B.
World Premiere: Cologne, 1.11.1998
Duration: 4’
Sy. 3170 // *Score

HIN-NUN / Weißer Schnee • [1985/2005]
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, counter tenor, tenor, baritone and bass (all with small percussion)
Text: Kwang-Kyun Kim
S. Ms. Ct. Ten. Bar. B. (all w. sm. Perc.)
World Premiere: Stuttgart, 16.3.2005
Duration: 8’
Sy. 3622 // *Score

HIN-NUN • [1985]  
for two sopranos, two mezzo-sopranos and two altos (all with small percussion)
Text: Kwang-Kyun Kim
2 S. 2 Ms. 2 A. (all w. sm. Perc.)
World Premiere: Darmstadt, August 1986
Duration: 8’
Sy. 3007 // *Score

Flammenzeichen • [1983]  
for female voices with small percussion
Text: Sophie Scholl, Franz Mittendorf, Kurt Huber (flyer from „Weiße Rose”)
S (or Ms; w. sm. Perc).
World Premiere: Berlin, Mai 1983
Duration: 9’
Sy. 2448 // *Score



SOLO WORKS

Unterm Sternenlicht • [2009]  
for organ solo
Org.
World Premiere: Seoul, 14.10.2009
Duration: 8’
Sy. 4022 // *Score

Fanfare • [2008]
for clarinet in A
Cl in A.
World Premiere: Bremen, 17.5.2008
Duration: 3’
Sy. 3913 // *Score

Mich dürstet / I thirst • [2008]  
for piano
Pno.
World Premiere: Tokyo, 29.10.2008
Duration: 7’
Sy. 3646 // *Score

NE MA-UM • [1996]  
for accordion
Acc.
World Premiere: Darmstadt, 3.8.1996
Duration: 14’
Sy. 3321 // *Score

Rast in einem alten Kloster • [1992/94]  
for bass flute
BFl.
World Premiere: Bern, 17.5.1994
Duration: 3’
Sy. 3241 // *Score

TA-RYONG IV • [1991]  
Die Kehrseite der Postmoderne
for percussion solo
Perc.
World Premiere: Graz, 11.10.1991
Duration: 5’
Sy. 3118 // *Score

AA-GA I • [1984]
for violoncello
Vc.
World Premiere: La Rochelle, Juli 1984
Duration: 13’
Sy. 2447 // *Score

Dreisam-Nore • [1975]  
for flute
Fl.
Part oft he series „NEUE KLANG SPIEL FORMEN”
World Premiere: Freiburg, Mai 1975
Duration: 7’
Sy. 2706 // *Score

PA-MUN / Wellen • [1971] 
for piano
Pno.
World Premiere: Seoul, 25.6.1971
Duration: 6’
Sy. 2343 // *Score

For more information and work descriptions, please go to http://www.pagh-paan.com

*30.11.1945 Cheongju / South-Korea

Younghi Pagh-Paan was born in 1945 in Cheongju, South Korean. From 1965 to 1971 she studied at the Seoul National University. In 1974 a DAAD scholarship took her to Germany. Despite moving to Germany, even today her compositional output is deeply connected, both intellectually and emotionally, with the traditional music of Korea. Here one can draw particular attention to the influence of Byung-Ki Hwang and Tae-Suk Oh, the former being a profound connoisseur and interpreter of the Korean music tradition, within which he composes, and the latter an innovative theatre director and modern playwright.

At the Freiburg im Breisgau Musihochschule, her teachers included Klaus Huber (composition), Brian Ferneyhough (analysis), Peter Förtig (music theory) and Edith Picht-Axenfeld (piano); she completed her studies in 1979. In 1980/81 she held a scholarship from the Sudwestfunk’s Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung, and in 1985 from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg. After guest professorships at the Conservatories in  Graz (1991) and Karlsruhe (1992/93), in 1994 Younghi Pagh-Paan was appointed professor of composition at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. There she founded the Atelier Neue Musik (New Music Studio), which she has directed ever since. She gained international attention with the performance of her orchestral work Sori at the Donaueschingen Music Days in 1980. She had further premieres at this festival in 1987, 1998, and again in 2007. In january 2011 she officially retired and has awarded emeritus status.

She has received numerous international awards for her work, most recently from her homeland, namely the Lifetime Achievement Award of Seoul National University (2006), the Order of Civil Merit of the Republc of Korea (2007) and the Lifetime Achievement Award of Korean Broadcasting Systems (KBS)(2009).

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