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특종 特鐘 Teukjong METALLOPHON Korea Music

The teukjong consists of a single large bell suspended from an ornate wooden frame, the bell is tuned to the note of C. It was originally used in both the deungga (terrace orchestra) and the hunga (courtyard orchestra), but now it is only found in the deungga for the Confucian Shrine Ceremony and Royal Ancestral Shrine ceremony. The teukjong is struck to signal the opening of the occasion. The percussionist strikes the bell with a long cowhorn mallet.

This instrument was made by the great musician Park Yeon during the reign of King Sejong as he arranged the royal court music. It signaled the beginning of ceremonial music.

(Source: Angelfire and web archive org)

특종 Teukjong Front

특종 Teukjong Front

특종 Teukjong Deco 1

특종 Teukjong Deco 1

특종 Teukjong Deco 2

특종 Teukjong Deco 2

특종 Teukjong Deco 3

특종 Teukjong Deco 3

특종 Teukjong Turntable

특종 Teukjong Deco 4

특종 Teukjong Deco 4

특종 Teukjong Bell

특종 Teukjong Bell

특종 Teukjong Mesh

특종 Teukjong Mesh