Concert theme: “Song in Praise of the Guiding Party”; 67th anniversary of the WPK
Place: People’s Theatre
Audience: Officials of the party, state, army, and industries; university staff and students
KCNA: Highly approving, calendar>>October 11, 2012
The white uniforms that became a mark of the band were introduced in this concert. The famous 2012 hair style was getting shorter and spreading among the members. Likewise the band’s own emblem, which no other group uses, was introduced here, though it still can be seen only on the dress of the members and in song titles. It clearly depicts an electric violin, and I suppose that it is Sonu Hyang-hui’s violin. At least it attests to the central role of the String Quartet in the band at this time. Pictures of the emblem on the uniform at the and of the page. I wonder what is the piece of melody written on the emblem?
00.01.08 Presentation of band members
00.02.22 애국가 Egukka National anthem 愛国歌
Composition: Kim Won-gyun 김원균 金元均, lyrics: Pak Se-yong 박세영 朴世永, 1947
00.04.45 10 월입니다 Si wŏrimnida It is October 十月です
Composition: Ri Jongo 리종오, lyrics: Jong Yong-ho 정영호, 1995
Vocal sextet: Pak Mi-kyong, Kim Sol-mi, Jong Su-hyang, Ri Myong-hui, Kim Yu-kyong, Pak Son-hyang
00.07.30 조선로동당 만세 Chosŏn rodongtang manse Hail to the Korean Workers’ Party! 朝鮮労働党万歳
Composition: Om Ha-jin 엄하진, lyrics: An Ho-gun 안호근, 1980
00.08.35 당중앙을 목숨으로 사수하자 Tangjungangŭl moksumŭro sasuhaja Let’s defend the party central to our death 党中央を命がけで死守しよう
Composition: Ri Tong-jun 리동준, lyrics: Han Chan-bo 한찬보, 1959. Thus the metaphor of party central was used already by KIS in the 1950s, and only later adopted by KJI in the early 1970s.
00.09.07 어머니당의 품 Ŏmŏni tangye phum Bosom of the Mother Party 母なる党のふところ
Composition: Yu Myong-chol 유명철, lyrics: Kim Song-jo 김성조, 1979
00.10.13 나를 부르는 소리 Narŭl purŭnŭn sori The voice that calls me 私を呼ぶ声
Composer: U Jong-hui 우정희, lyrics: Jon Tongu 전동우, 1981
00.10.44 당을 노래하노라 Tangŭl norehanora I sing in praise of the Party 党を歌わん
Composition: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영, lyrics: Cha Yong-do 차영도, 2010
00.12.38 가고싶어 가는 길 Kagosiphŏ kanŭn kil The road I want to go 行きたくて行く道
Composition: Kim Mun-hyok 김문혁, 1992
00.13.22 내 마음 즐거워라 Ne maŭm jŭlgŏwŏra I am joyful 私の心は楽しい
Composition: Pak Jin-guk 박진국, lyrics: Kim Kyong-gi 김경기, 1992
00.14.25 밤하늘에 내리는 눈송이야 Pamanŭre nerinŭn nunsongiya Snowflakes falling from the night sky 夜空に降る雪よ
Composition: U Jong-hui 우정희, lyrics: Jang Tongu 전동우,1985
00.15.30 당의 령도를 중성으로 받들리 Tangye ryŏngdorŭl jungsŏngŭro pattŭlli We’ll be true to the Party’s guidance 党の領導を心から奉じる
Composition: Sol Myong-sun 설명순, lyrics: Ri Pom-su 리범수, 1979.
00.16.20 당의 기치따라 Tangye kichittara Let’s subordinate ourselves under the Party flag 党の旗に従って
Composition: Han Si-hyong 한시형, lyrics: group, 1980
00.18.20 그대밖에 내 몰라라 Kŭdebagge ne mollara We know nobody but you あなたしか私は知らない
Composition: So Jong-gon 서정건, 1987. Arrangement: Ri Myong-nam 리명남.
Cello solo: Yu Un-jong
00.22.54 조국과 나 Joguk kwa na Motherland and I 祖国と私
Composition: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영, 1997
Vocal solo: Ryu Jina
00.27.55 장군님을 닮으리 Janggun nimŭl talmŭri We must learn from the general 将軍様を見習おう
Composition: Hu Pan 후반, 2000. Arrangement: Jang Ryong-sik 장룡식.
Vocal quartet: Kim Yu-kyong, Ri Myong-hui, Ryu Jina, Pak Son-hyang
00.30.55 당중앙의 불빛 Tangjungangye pulbit Light from the Party Central Committee 党中央委員会から明かり
Composition: Om Ha-jin 엄하진, lyrics: Ri Dok-jo 리덕조、1980
One of the first songs glorifying the untiring work of KJI for DPRK citizens late at night in his office in lamplight. Here presented as an instrumental version.
String quartet: Sonu Hyang-hui, Hong Su-kyong, Cha Yong-mi, Yu Un-jong
00.34.32 전사의 길 Jŏnsaye kil Soldier’s road 戦士の道
Composition: U Jong-hui 우정희, 1986
Guitar: Kang Phyong-hui
Duo: Ryu Jina & Pak Son-hyang
00.39.48 아버지 어머니의 청춘 시절 Apŏji ŏmŏniye chŏngchun sijŏl Vernal years of father and mother 父と母の青春時節
Composition: Ri Mun 리문, lyrics: Kim Yong-jol 김영절, no date. Neither creator has created anything else in my files, only this one song, which points to a very old song.
Vocal septet: Pak Mi-kyong, Kim Sol-mi, Jong Su-hyang, Ri Myong-hui, Kim Yu-kyong, Ryu Jina, Pak Son-hyang
00.43.48 우리의 행군길 Uriye henggungil On our march 我らの行軍の道
Composition: Song Dong-chun 성동춘, lyrics: O Yong-je 오영재, 1985
Arrangement: Kim Un-ryong 김운룡
00.48.02 하나의 대가정 Hanaye tegajŏng One great family 一つの大家庭
Composition: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영, lyrics: Ri Jong-sul 리정술, 1990
Arrangement: Jang Ryong-sik 장룡식
00.50.48 번영하여라 로동당시대 Pŏnyŏngayŏra Rodongtang site Do prosper, age of the Workers’ Party! 繁栄せよ労働党時代
Composition: Ri Jongo 리종오, lyrics: Choe Jun-kyong 최준경, 1996
Arrangement: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영
00.54.49 어머니 Ŏmŏni Mother 母
No creation info. Arrangement: Ri Myong-nam 리명남.
Banyan: Kim Hyang-sun
Vocal duo: Ri Myong-hui, Pak Son-hyang
00.58.20 내 운명 빛내준 어머니 당의 품 Ne unmyŏng pinnejun ŏmŏni tangye phum My destiny is in the bosom of the Mother Party 私の運命を輝かせた母なる党のふところ
Composition: Hǒ Jun-mo 허준모, lyrics: Kim Thaek Yǒng 김택영, 1996.
Arrangement: An Jong-ho 안정호.
Vocal solo: Pak Son-hyang.
One of her rare solos. She has a nice deep contralto voice, and is perfectly capable of performing alone on stage, but for some reason moments of special stardom just do not come her way. The assignment of different status roles to different people follows North Korean rules, and they are clouded.
01.02.30 어머니의 목소리 Ŏmŏinye moksori Mother’s voice 母の声
Composition: Kim Hak-yong 김학영, 1992
Vocal solo: Ryu Jina
01.07.14 어머니 우리 당이 바란다면 Ŏmŏni uri tangi parandamyŏn If the Mother Party wishes 母なる我が党が望むなら
Composition: Kim Mun-hyok 김문혁, lyrics: Jo Ryong-chul 조령출, 1992
Vocal sextet; unusual order. Pan Son-hyang is resting
01.11.18 우등불 Udŭngbul Campfire 焚火
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Cha Yong-do 차영도, 2010
Vocal quintet: Kim Sol-mi is mentioned in the screen text; the others are Pak Mi-kyong, Jong Su-hyang, Kim Yu-kyong, Pak Son-hyang
01.14.30 불타는 소원 Pulthanŭn sowŏn Burning wish 燃える望み
Composition: Jong Chun-il 정춘일, lyrics: Hwang Song-ha 황성하, 2012
Vocal solo: Kim Yu-kyong
01.19.09 높이 날려라 우리의 당기 Nophi nallyŏra uriye tangi Fly high our Party flag! 高く翻れ我らの党旗
Composition: Kim Dong-chol 김동철, lyrics: Choe Jun-kyong 최준경, 1985
Vocal septet, normal order
01.23.21 영광을 드리자 위대한 우리 당에 Yŏngkwangŭl tŭrija widehan uri tange Glory to our great Party! 栄光を捧げよう、偉大な党に
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Yun Du-gun 윤두근, 2010
Vocal septet, usually normal order, despite movings on the stage
01.27.47 당을 노래하노라 Tangŭl norehanora I sing in praise of the Party 党を歌わん
This was one of the songs in the medley, a KJI era song from 2010. Despite what was shown on the video, this was not actually a direct KJU song. Only one new song. Almost everything was KJI era party songs, at least one also from KIS times.
01.30.10 Ending ceremonies
Jong Chun-il 1 2012
U Jong-hui 3 old
Hwang Jin-yong 3 old
An Jong-ho 2 old
Hwang Song-ha 1 2012
No creation info 4; apparently all old
29 songs, 1 new KJU, 28 old. 8 or roughly ⅓ were composed by MBB vice directors.
White military uniforms and the emblem.
Cutting of hair also started much more markedly among the singers, with the ultra-short hair, or female version of the Kim Jong-un hair style, appearing first on the heads of Kim Yu-kyong and Ryu Jina. It is difficult to say whether they did as friends or as competitors; in terms of singing they appeared to be competitors, with Ryu Jina gradually becoming more important. As the cutting of the hair proceeded very unevenly and with different styles, it appears to be a result of individual initiative.