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Meeting 11 July 2015



Introduction

This, the 74th meeting of the London Youlan Qin Society, was held in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. We were delighted to welcome back Dr. Liang Jiyong from Guangzhou. Dr Liang gave a very interesting talk about the zhonghe style qins nmade by Prince Lu of the Ming Dynasty. He made a number of these qins, each with a serial number between 1 and 245 marked inside the dragon pool. "Eight treasure powder" was embedded in the lacquer, which made it very hard (hence they remain well preserved) but to the detriment of the sound; only no. 1 has a good sound.

Music

The following music was played:

  1. Qiu Feng Ci 秋風词 (Ode to the Autumn Wind), played by Charles Tsua
  2. Jiu Kuang 酒狂 (Drunken Ecstasy), played by Joshua Wickerham
  3. Gu Yuan 古怨 (Ancient Lament), played and sung by Marnix Wells
  4. Ying Hu Cao 银狐操 (Melody of the Silver Fox), played by Charles Tsua (his own composition)
  5. Zui Yu Chang Wan 醉渔场晚 (Drunken Fishermen Singing at Night), played by Julian Joseph
  6. Yi Guren 忆故人 (Memories of an Old Friend), played by Jenny Zhao
  7. Huai Gu 怀古 (Remembering the Past), played by Liang Jiyong
  8. Zui Yu Chang Wan 醉渔场晚 (Drunken Fishermen Singing at Night), played by Zeng Haochen
  9. Gu Yuan 古怨 (Ancient Lament), played and sung by Marnix Wells
  10. Ping Sha Luo Yan 平沙落雁 (Wild Geese Descending on the Level Sand), played by Charles Tsua (his own version)
  11. Ping Sha Luo Yan 平沙落雁 (Wild Geese Descending on the Level Sand), played by Yang Yi (Li Xiangting'sversion)
  12. Song from the Kunqu opera Mudanting 牡丹亭 (Peony Pavillion), Sung by Annie Liang




The London Youlan Qin Society would like to thank the Department of Music at SOAS for allowing us to hold our meeting there.