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Taigu Yiyin 1
Music Bequeathed from Antiquity (1511 and 1515)
太古遺音
 

Author index
Most
Yuefu Shiji (YFSJ) links are are from the Qin Melody Lyrics category. The source is indicated by # within folio, adding references from the Zhonghua Shuju (Beijing) edition, 1996.2 Many attributions, especially those in "quotes", are inreliable. My linked individual commentaries are often incomplete, as this is an ongoing project.

06. Anon. (compare unknown): Guan Ju Qu (Osprey Cry Tune); Shi Jing poems 1-5
09. Anon.: Wen Wang Qu (Wen Wang's Tune); Shi Jing poems 236-8
23. Bai Juyi: Zhaojun Yuan (Lament of [Princess] Zhaojun); YFSJ 59, #1 (p.854)
      with Wang Zhaojun, Wang Shuying's wife Liu, last Chen ruler, Zhang Hu, Liang Shiqiong (?), and Yang Ling
13. Bao Zhao: You Lan 5 Shou; see Yilan Cao (Esteemed Orchid Melody); YFSJ 58, #3 (p.840)
      with Confucius, Xin Deyuan, Han Yu (Qin Cao #2, and Cui Tu
29. "Bo Ya": Ting Qin Fu (Ode about Listening to the Qin); source unknown
30. "Bo Ya": Boya Diao Ziqi (Boya Mourns Ziqi); source unknown
23. Chen, Houzhu (last ruler): Zhaojun Yuan (Lament of [Princess] Zhaojun); YFSJ 59, #1 (p.854)
      with Wang Zhaojun, Wang Shuying's wife Liu, Bai Juyi, Zhang Hu, Liang Shiqiong (?), and Yang Ling
13. "Confucius": Yilan Cao (Esteemed Orchid Melody); YFSJ 58, #2 (p.839)
      with Xin Deyuan, Han Yu (Qin Cao #2), Bao Zhao and Cui Tu
16. "Confucius": Yasheng Cao (Proximate Sage Melody); refers here to Yan Hui, one of a few people so named; unknown source
13. Cui Tu: You Lan; see Yilan Cao (Esteemed Orchid Melody); YFSJ 58, #3 (p.840)
      with Confucius, Xin Deyuan, Han Yu (Qin Cao #2 and Bao Zhao
21. Gu Kuang: Caishi Wunong (Five Melodies of Mr. Cai); YFSJ 59, #2 (p.858)
      with Linghu Chu, Jiang Huan, Wu Jun, Jiang Hong, Li Bai and Li He
32. Guo Zhen: Chun Jiang Qu (Springtime River Tune); YFSJ 77, #2 (p.1081)
      with Zhang Ji and Zhang Zhongsu (lyrics slightly different; not in qin section)
04. Han Yu: Qishan Cao (Melody of Mount Qi); Qin Cao #6, YFSJ 57, #18 (p.832)
05. Han Yu: Juyou Cao (Gloomy-Detention Melody); Qin Cao #5, YFSJ 57, #13 (p.829)
10. Han Yu: Yueshang Cao (Yueshang Melody; Qin Cao #4, YFSJ 57, #17 (p.832)
11. Han Yu: Lü Shuang Cao (Walking-in-the-Frost Melody); Qin Cao #7, YFSJ 57, #21 (p.834)
13. Han Yu: Yilan Cao (Esteemed Orchid Melody); Qin Cao #2, YFSJ 58, #2 (p.840)
      with Confucius, Xin Deyuan, Bao Zhao and Cui Tu
14. Han Yu: Jiang Gui Cao (About to Return Melody); Qin Cao #1, YFSJ 58, #4 (p.841)
15. Han Yu: Guishan Cao (Turtle Mountain Melody); Qin Cao #3, YFSJ 58, #5 (p.842)
17. Han Yu: Can Xing Cao (Partial Form Melody); Qin Cao #10, YFSJ 58, #6 (p.842)
18. Han Yu: Bie Gu Cao (Parting Snowgoose Melody); Qin Cao #9, in YFSJ 58, #11 (p.845)
19. Han Yu: Zhi Zhao Fei (The Pheasant Flies in the Morning); Qin Cao #8, in YFSJ 57, #23 (p.837)
21. Jiang Hong: Caishi Wunong (Five Melodies of Mr. Cai); YFSJ 59, #2 (p.857)
      with Wang Wei, Linghu Chu, Jiang Huan, Wu Jun, Li Bai, Li He and Gu Kuang
21. Jiang Huan: Caishi Wunong (Five Melodies of Mr. Cai); YFSJ 59, #2 (p.857)
      with Wang Wei, Linghu Chu, Wu Jun, Jiang Hong, Li Bai, Li He and Gu Kuang
28. Jiaoran the Monk: Feng Ru Song Ge (Song of Wind Through Pines); YFSJ 60, #7 (p.876)
21. Li Bai: Caishi Wunong (Five Melodies of Mr. Cai); YFSJ 59, #2 (p.857)
      with Wang Wei, Linghu Chu, Jiang Huan, Wu Jun, Jiang Hong, Li He and Gu Kuang
24. Li He: Huangzhong Diao (Yellow Bell Tune [modal prelude])
21. Li He: Caishi Wunong (Five Melodies of Mr. Cai); YFSJ 59, #2 (p.858)
      with Linghu Chu, Jiang Huan, Wu Jun, Jiang Hong, Li Bai and Gu Kuang
23. Liang Shiqiong (?): Zhaojun Yuan (Lament of [Princess] Zhaojun); YFSJ 59, #1 (p.855)
      with Wang Zhaojun, Wang Shuying's wife Liu, last Chen ruler, Bai Juyi, Zhang Hu, and Yang Ling
21. Linghu Chu: Caishi Wunong (Five Melodies of Mr. Cai); YFSJ 59, #2 (p.856)
      with Wang Wei, Linghu Chu, Jiang Huan, Wu Jun, Jiang Hong, Li Bai, Li He and Gu Kuang
22. "Liu An, prince of Huai Nan": Bagong Cao (Melody of the Eight Dukes); YFSJ 58, #25 (p.851/2)
36. Liu Ji (?): Kechuang Yehua (Evening Talk by a Guest's Window; 1st of 23 pu);
      no pu attributes melody, but some say lyrics are by Liu Ji (1311-1375)
23. Liu, wife of Wang Shuying: Zhaojun Yuan (Lament of [Princess] Zhaojun); YFSJ 59, #1 (p.854)
      with Wang Zhaojun, last Chen ruler, Bai Juyi, Zhang Hu, Liang Shiqiong (?), and Yang Ling
27. Shi Chong: Si Gui Yin (Thinking-of-Returning Prelude); YFSJ 58, #1 (p.838)
33. Shi Yangxiu (?): Shuang Qing Zhuan (Paired Clarity Chronicle; also Yuan He Shuang Qing); source unknown
37. Su Shi: Qian Chibi Fu (Former Red Cliff Ode); collected works
38. Su Shi: Hou Chibi Fu (Latter Red Cliff Ode;) collected works
25. Tao Yuanming: Gui Qu Lai Ci (Come Away Home); in his collected works
03. Unknown: Xiang Fei Yuan (Lament of the Xiang River Concubines); sources not given;
      later attribution: Liang Yiniang (woman of Liang)
12. Unknown: He Ming Jiugao (Cranes Cry in the Nine Bends of the Marsh); sources not given
20. Unknown: Chu Ge (Song of Chu); after short opening attrib. Xiang Yu (YFSJ 58, #2, p.850), sources not given
26. Unknown: Meihua Qu (Plum Blossom Tune); sources not given
35. Unknown: Gu Qiu Feng (Ancient Autumn Breeze); sources not given
      lyrics diff. from Qiu Feng in YFSJ 60, #8 (pp. 876/7)
23. "Wang Qiang" (Zhaojun): Zhaojun Yuan (Lament of [Princess] Zhaojun); YFSJ 59, #1 (p.853)
      with Wang Shuying's wife Liu, last Chen ruler, Bai Juyi, Zhang Hu, Liang Shiqiong (?), and Yang Ling
21. Wang Wei: Caishi Wunong (Five Melodies of Mr. Cai); YFSJ 59, #2 (p.856)
      with Linghu Chu, Jiang Huan, Wu Jun, Jiang Hong, Li Bai, Li He and Gu Kuang
31. Wang Wei: Yangguan Qu (Yang Pass Tune); YFSJ 80, #last (p.1139, i.e., not in qin section)
34. Wen Tianxiang: Zheng Qi Ge (Song of Correct Attitude); collected works
07. "Wen Wang": Wen Wang Cao (Wen Wang Melody); YFSJ 57, #14 (p.830)
21. Wu Jun: Caishi Wunong (Five Melodies of Mr. Cai); YFSJ 59, #2 p.857;
      with Wang Wei, Linghu Chu, Jiang Huan, Jiang Hong, Li Bai, Li He and Gu Kuang
08. "Wu Wang": Ke Shang Cao (Attacking Shang Melody); YFSJ 57, #15 (p.831)
20. "Xiang Yu": Chu Ge (Song of Chu); short opening in YFSJ 58, #20 (p.849)
      (source of remaining lyrics unknown)
13. Xin Deyuan: Yilan Cao (Esteemed Orchid Melody); YFSJ 58, #2 (p.840)
      with Confucius, Han Yu (Qin Cao #2), Bao Zhao and Cui Tu
23. Yang Ling: Zhaojun Yuan (Lament of [Princess] Zhaojun); YFSJ 59, #1 (p.855)
      with Wang Zhaojun, Wang Shuying's wife Liu, last Chen ruler, Bai Juyi, Zhang Hu, and Liang Shiqiong (?)
01. "Yu Shun": Nanfeng Ge (Song of the South Wind); YFSJ 57, #5 (p.824)
02. "Yu Shun": Si Qin Cao (Thinking-of-Parents Melody); YFSJ 57, #4 (p.824)
32. Zhang Ji: Chun Jiang Qu (Spring Time River Tune); YFSJ 77, #2 (p.1081)
      with Guo Zhen and Zhang Zhongsu (lyrics slightly different; not in qin section)
23. Zhang Hu: Zhaojun Yuan (Lament of [Princess] Zhaojun); YFSJ 59, #1 (p.855)
      with Wang Zhaojun, Wang Shuying's wife Liu, last Chen ruler, Bai Juyi, Liang Shiqiong (?), and Yang Ling
32. Zhang Zhongsu: Chun Jiang Qu (Spring Time River Tune); YFSJ 7, #2 (p.1081/2)
      with Guo Zhen and Zhang Ji (lyrics slightly different; not in qin section)

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. 太古遺音 38 melodies with lyrics. Some are clearly songs; others not. As I have no poetry experts to help me determine rhythms, my focus has been more on the instrumental repertoire. (Return)

2. Paperback; I don't know if the 1979 edition is different. (Return)

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