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Evening Melodies 1

Evening Melodies for Silk String Zither
11 PM, 8 October 2005
St. John's Church, Tartu
Part of the 2005 Tartu Early Music Festival, Tartu, Estonia

This program consists of the following. Items with an asterix are songs.

  1. Autumn in a Lunar Palace (1425, #25)
  2. Jade Pendants in a Heavenly Breeze (1425, #26)
  3. Evening Call of the Raven (1425, #43)
  4. *Song of Wind through the Pines (1511, #28)
  5. *Old Toper's Chant (1539, #42 and 1571)
  6. Moon Atop a Plum Tree (1525, #48)
  7. A Drunken Fisherman Sings in the Evening (1525, #77)
  8. Mid Autumn Moon (1614, #8)
  9. Autumn River Night Anchorage (1614, #9)
  10. Peaceful Evening Prelude (1614, #15)

Many other qin melodies also have either evening themes, or mention evening in their prefaces and/or subtitles. References to the moon are particularly popular.2

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1 A more common theme than "morning". Perhaps it is relevant that the theme "autumn" is more common than "spring" (see seasons). (Return)

2 Other relevant melodies include,

  1. Autumn Moon Shining on a Reed Pavilion (1425, #13)
  2. Wandering in a Lunar Palace (1425, #18)
  3. Ascending the Great Void (1425, #34)
  4. Evening Talk by a Guest's Window
In addition many other melodies refer to evening in their prefaces or in section headings.
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