Title : MUSIC SERIES (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1551 
KPC#
C-1177 
MICHEL#
1575 
StanGib#
1854 
Scott#
1440 
Date of Issue
11/15/1988 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
Kagopa 
Designer
Hong, Hye-yeon 
Image Area
22mm*32mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has been issuing series postage stamps featuring nursery rhymes and other songs that express our national sentiments. The following two are the fourth in the series.

Kagopa, "Sick for Home" (4/4, E flat major).
Words by Lee Eun-sang and music by Kim Dong-jin, this song is very familiar to the Korean ear. The music took almost the whole life-time of its composer, who wrote the first half of the song in his twenties, and completed the second half in his sixties. The words of the song express, in the style of "shijo", the traditional Korean versified poems of the modern man's fundamental longing for his hometown.

Songuja, "Pioneer" (6/8, C major).
This song, words by Yoon Hae-young and Music by Cho Koo-nam, was in fact dedicated to the innumerable fighters, who had given their lives for our national independence, during the Japanese rule of Korea, and will remain forever in our hearts, keeping our national soul awake.