In addition to the Chong-ak and
Misogak styles, there are several other important traditional music
genres such as the Buddhist Pomp'ae, ritual
music and Chongmyo ceremonial music. Pomp'ae,
with its long, drawn-out notes, is occasionally played at Buddhist ceremonies,
but is rarely performed at concerts. As a result, the group of musicians able to
perform Pomp'ae is limited to a few monks.
Ritual music includes that which is played during rites honoring confucian sages
as well as during Chongmyo ceremonial music during rites honoring Choson
Dynasty kings. The former is known as Eng-anjiak while
the latter consists of two repertoires known as Pot'aep'yong
and Chongdaeop. Pot'aep'yong,
the music played especially during the Chongmyo ritual, has a mysterious
and inspirational quality.