In this paper, I will analyze the compositions by Jun Seok Bang in the historical period drama movie The Throne (2015) because Bang brings together elements of Korean traditional music with western orchestration in strategic ways to strengthen the emotional narrative of the film for the contemporary Korean audiences and beyond. More specifically, I will analyze two songs that are central to portraying the key concept of the film: forgiveness. These two songs reflect the stages of forgiveness from anger to sadness. I will highlight how the composer achieved emotional effects through his musical choices in instrument use and orchestration.
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Choi, Michael Wonyoung. “In Search of Forgiveness: The Throne.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2017. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-scoring/76.