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Yuhwa (The Goddess of the Willow Trees)

In Korean mythology, Yuhwa was the daughter of a River God, tricked into marrying the Sun God. She escaped back to her homeland and gave birth to a son who became the founder and monarch of Korea’s northern kingdom. Hailstork’s six-minute depiction for solo flute is a luscious mix of innocent (and catchy) melody, blended with fascinating drama and texture to create a work that stands on its own as pure music and depicts the Yuhwa legend.

Yuhwa (The Goddess of the Willow Trees), by Adolphus Hailstork, Theodore Presser, www.presser.com.