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Meeting 9 January 2016



Introduction

This, the 77th meeting of the London Youlan Qin Society, was held in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Many members renewed their annual subscriptions, which became due on 1st January. Those who have not yet done so are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

Summary of the AGM

The fifth AGM of the Sociey was held during this meeting.

2015 was a challenging but fruitful year. We successfully organised our Guqin Summer School at the newly opened China Exchange in London's Chinatown, taught by Dr Cheng Yu and Charles Tsua. This included a concert for the summer school. The concert was performed to a full house by members of LYQS, Dr Cheng Yu and guest musicians. We held one yaji meeting in the garden at the home of our Treasurer and another at the home of Cheng Yu. At the latter we we joined by three distinguishgd guests from China, qin maker Hong Qingyan, and qin players Chen Cheng and Xu Hanzhi. The society has a sizeable library of books which members can borrow.

Music

The following music was played:

  1. He Ming Jiu Gao 鹤鸣九皋 (Cranes Calling in the Nine Marshes), played by Charles Tsua (his own interpretation of the Score in Shenqi Mipu)
  2. Ping Sha Luo Yan 平沙落雁 (Wild Geese Descending on the Level Sand), played by Julian Joseph
  3. Jianghe Shui 江河水 (Flow of the River), erhu solo, played by Zhou Yulian
  4. Meihua San Nong 梅花三弄 (Three Variations on the Plum Blossom), played by Cheng Yu (qin) and Dennis Lee (xiao)
  5. Yi Guren 忆故人 (Thinking of an Old Friend), played by Jenny Zhao
  6. Bai Xue 酒狂 (White Snow), played by Zhang Lingqun
  7. Kongtong Yin 崆峒引 (Prelude on Mt. Kongtong), played by Charles Tsua (his own interpretation of the Score in Xilutang Qintong)
  8. Feng Lei Yin 渔樵问答 (Wind and Thunder), played by Charles Tsua
  9. Yueren Ge 越人歌 (Song of the Yue Boatman), (xiao solo), played by Dennis Lee
  10. Zui Weng Yin 醉翁引 (Drunken Old Man), qinge, played and sung by Marnix Wells (lyrics by Su Dongpo (Song Dynasty)
  11. Guanshan Yue 关山月 (Moon over the Mountain Pass), qinge, played and sung by Marnix Wells (lyrics by Li Bai (Tang Dynasty). The fingering of this piece is unusual, possibly Song Dynasty, as it is different from the "standard" (Ming Dynasty) fingering.
  12. Liang Xiao Yin 良宵吟 (Song for a Pleasant Evening), played by Julian Joseph
  13. Liu Shui 流水 (Flowing Water), played by Zhang Lingqun
  14. Qiu Shui 秋水 (Autumn Water), played by Charles Tsua
  15. Liu Shui 流水 (Flowing Water), played by Cheng Yu
  16. Ping Sha Luo Yan 平沙落雁 (Wild Geese Descending on the Level Sand), played by Zhang Lingqun
  17. Gao Shan 高山 (High Mountains), played by played by Charles Tsua (his own interpretation)
  18. Shen Ren Chang 神人畅 (Harmony of Gods and Men), played by Cheng Yu




The London Youlan Qin Society would like to thank the Department of Music at SOAS for allowing us to hold our meeting there, and Seán Kelly for taking the photographs.