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Xilutang Qintong
Qin Anthology of the Hall in the Western Foothills
1525 (not 1549)

Table of Contents

--- Tang Gao preface (III/3)
--- Table of contents (III/4)

Folio 1

--- 叙論 Discussion of Order and Detail (by Wang Zhi himself: partial translation; III/10)
--- 追古 Seeking Antiquity (see also in Qinshu Cunmu; III/11)
--- 十則 Ten rules (III/12)
--- 中聲 Centering Sounds (III/16)
      begins, "黃鐘為聲律之元。其長九寸...."
--- Qin Precision Measurements (compare Zhu Xi's calculations in Qin Lü Shuo; III/17)
--- Three Sounds (III/19)
--- Original Tune (III/19)
--- Fixing the Five Tone Modes (III/20)
--- Dealing with the Five Tones (III/23)
--- Distinguishing the Seven Tones (III/23)

Folio 2

--- 12 laws of the modes (III/24)

--- Discussion of Extra Essays (see also in Qinshu Cunmu; III/24)
--- Seven character method [Qi Zi Fa, associating each string with a star in the Big Dipper] (III/27)
--- [Seven] diagrams of the 12-note scales (III/28)

Folio 3

--- Extra essays (III/37)
--- Correct changes of the five sounds (III/42)
--- Important art of rhythm (III/43)
--- Record of the music book (III/46)
--- Qin rules which should be known (III/48)

Folio 4

--- Shape of the original qin (III/48)
--- Construction measures [with three diagrams] (III/49)
--- Images of qin construction [poetic names of qin parts] (III/50)
--- Discussion of the hui [studs] (III/51)
--- Important art of qin regulation (III/52)
--- Mysterious rules governing strings (III/52)
--- Style of carrying the qin [two diagrams, old and new styles] (III/52)
--- Method of putting on the strings [with diagram] (III/53)
--- Hand method of putting on the strings [diagram] (III/53)
--- Discussion of strings (III/53)
--- Explanation of the strings (III/54)
--- Hand position when playing the strings [diagram] (III/56)
--- Method of playing the strings (III/56)
--- Discussion of playing the qin (III/58)
--- Qin playing style [diagram] (III/58)
--- Art of playing the qin (translated by Juni Yeung; III/59)
--- Qin-tuning family tree (III/60)
--- Diagram of the five gentlemen principles (III/60)
--- The order of putting on strings (III/61)
--- 10 friends of the qin forum (III/61)

Folio 5

--- Tablature method using the fingers (III/62)
--- Diagram for using the fingers of the left hand (top half of III/62;
comment on missing section)
--- (Lost: Outline of left hand tablature figures)
--- (Lost: Outline of right hand tablature figures)
--- (Lost: Outline of left and right hand tablature figures)
--- (Lost: Tablature figures)
--- (Lost: Explanation of right hand finger techniques)
--- (Lost: Explanation of left hand finger techniques)
--- (Lost: Explanation of court-edited left and right hands)
--- (Lost: Tablature of a discussion of playing the strings)
--- (Lost: Playing the open strings)
--- (Lost: Playing the strings using harmonics)
--- (Lost: Playing the stopped strings)

Folio 6:

  1. Tiaoxian Pin (2 [#s not written]; String tuning piece); only here, though similar to Yisa Jin of 1539 (bottom half of III/62)
  2. Gong Yi (1; Meaning of Gong); compare 1425 (III/62)
  3. Xiuxi Yin (3; Cleansing Ceremony Intonation; occurs 3/3); prelude to #4, but see #12; 1st of nine (III/63)
  4. Yang Chun (10T; Sunny Spring); seems unrelated to 1425; 1st of 35 of this version (compare 1539, which has lyrics; III/63)
  5. Kangqu Yao (7 [6L, Ballad of the Highroad, from Liezi, end of Chapter 4 {Confucius}]); only here (III/65)
    Along the road Yao hears a boy sing this ballad, and so decides he can abdicate in favor of Shun
  6. Chonghe Yin (3; Intonation on Balanced Vital Force); prelude to #7 (III/64)
    Guide 18/179/--: 1st of 10
  7. Gukou Yin (13T; 谷口引 Gukou Allure); concerns the recluse 鄭樸 Zheng Pu; 1st of 5; III/67)
  8. Yiqiao Jin Lü (7T; Going for Shoes under the Bridge); 1st of 34 (compare 1539, which has lyrics; III/69)
  9. Meihua Sannong (10T; Three Repetitions of Plum Blossom); about 50 pu from 1425 (III/71)

    Folio 7:

  10. Daguan Yin (3; Intonation on Being Free of Worldly Emotions); prelude to #11; only here (III/73)
  11. Guanghan You (11T; Wandering in a Lunar Palace); in 16 pu from 1425 (III/73)
  12. Liu Shang (8; Floating Wine-Cups, a ceremony during xiuxi [see #3]); like Jiu Kuang, but extra at end (III/75)
  13. Gao Shan (6T; High Mountains); in 42 pu from 1425 (III/76)
  14. Liu Shui (10T; Flowing Streams); in 37 pu from 1425 (III/78)
  15. You Lan (10; Secluded Orchid); Confucius compares himself to it; only here (III/79)

    Folio 8:

  16. Shang Yi #1 (1; Meaning of Shang); "taigu" (most ancient); see 1425 and chart (III/82)
  17. Tianfeng Huanpei (3; Jade Pendants in a Heavenly Breeze); 2nd of 7 from 1425 (III/82)
  18. Qi Qi (9; Riding the Vapor); "also called Shen You Liuhe" (Spirit Roaming the Universe); 2nd of 5 from 1425 (III/82)
  19. Bai Xue (9; White Snow); 2nd of 35 from 1425 (III/84)
  20. Fei Dian Yin (3; Intonation on Lightning Flashes); prelude to #21; only here (III/86)
  21. Feng Lei (8T; Wind and Thunder); 1st of 42 (compare 1539; III/86)
  22. Yin De (3; Hidden Virtue); 2nd of 34 from 1425 (III/87)
  23. Chun Jiang (10; Spring River); only here; unrelated to the 7 Chunjiang Qu first found in 1511 (III/88)
    Minister Fan Li of Yue retires to a boat on the Five Lakes
  24. He Ming Jiugao (9T; Cranes Cry in the Nine Marshpools); 3rd of 9 from 1425 (III/90)

    Folio 9:

  25. Shang Yi #2 (1L; Meaning of Shang); also "Qiu Feng Ci", but lyrics differ from those of that title (III/92)
    Compare lyrics of Gu Qiu Feng and see chart. Why is this not paired with #43 or #47 below?
  26. Jiao Qi Yin (3; 膠漆吟 Glue and Varnish Intonation); good companions, as on qin (III/92)
    Only here, 1614 & 1647, but closely related to the Duan Jin Yin in 1552, 1557 & 1561; prelude to next
  27. Gujiao Xing (12 [8L]; Engaging with Old Friends); 1st of 17 pu (compare 1539; III/93)
    Title refers to a story about Guanzi and Bao Shuya, mentions Chen Zhong and Lei Yi
  28. Yanyi Ge (6L [L repeated to begin each verse]; Doorbar Song); "also called Shang Ge" (Melancholy Song); only here (III/95)
    Minister Baili Xi's wife sings of former hard times;
  29. Si Xian Cao (5L; Melody Recalling a Worthy [Yan Hui]); 26 pu from 1511 (III/96)
    This title is used in 20 versions from 1530; #30 and #31 below are alternate versions
  30. Yasheng Cao (7L; Proximate Sage Melody; III/97)
    Proximate Sage here refers to Yan Hui (see next); this title in 6 pu from
    1511 (see also #29)
  31. Yi Yan Hui (7L; 憶顏回 Remembering Yan Hui); title only here (III/98)
    Yan Hui, a music expert who died young, was Confucius' favorite disciple; variant of
    #29 and #30 above
  32. Huai Gu Yin (3; 懷古吟 Cherish Antiquity Intonation); 1st of 20 pu (second is 1546 Yikuang Yin; III/100)
    Here used as prelude to #33
  33. Yi Lan (11T; Flourishing Orchid); same story as #15 You Lan; 34 pu from 1425 (III/100)
  34. Xing Tan (11 [10L]; Apricot Tree Pavilion, where Confucius taught); by Wang Tong (6th c. CE); 1st of 4 (III/103)

    Folio 10:

  35. Oulu Wang Ji (3; No Ulterior Motives about Seabirds); 5 pu from 1425 to 1585 (III/105)
    no afterword: could it serve as a prelude to #36-39? the modern version dates from 1620
  36. Chang Qing (10; Long Clarity); 10 pu from 1425 (III/105)
  37. Duan Qing (10; Short Clarity); 6 pu from 1425 (III/107)
  38. Chang Ce (10; Long Inclination); this title only here (III/108)
    The melody seems to be a version of Xue Chuang Ye Hua
  39. Duan Ce (9; Short Inclination); only here (III/110)
    Afterword says attribution of #36-#39 to Cai Yong is a mistake: they were by Xi Kang
  40. Qingye Yin (3T; Clear Evening Intonation); 1st of four (III/111)
    Section titles: 1. 一輪秋色; 2. 四顧寂(?)寥; 3. 東方既白
  41. Jiang Yue Bai (9T [4 & 5L]; White Moon over the River); see poem; only here and 1559 (III/112)
    "Written by 俞端 Yu Duan" (i.e., Bo Ya); revised when 鍾會 "Zhong (Ziqi) met (Boya)" ?
  42. Xue Chuang Yehua (10T; Evening Talk by a Snowy Window); 1st of 6 pu to 1596 (compare 1539; III/114)
    Xie An enjoys a description of snow by his niece Xie Daoyun

    Folio 11:

  43. Qiu Feng (10T; Autumn Wind); attrib. 張翰 Zhang Han, a 3rd c. recluse (III/116)
    Three others (see Zha): 1551 (IV/83; quotes from #25 lyrics but attrib Guo Chuwang), 1559 (III/432; quotes Han Wudi lyrics) & 1561 (II/528)
  44. Yuan He Shuang Qing (10T; Paired Clarity of Gibbon and Crane); 2nd of 17 from 1511 (III/118)
    Attrib. Song recluse Gao Taisu
  45. Chunjiang Wan Tiao (6T; 春江晚眺 Spring River Evening View); related to Chun Jiang (III/120)
    Zhang Zhihe fishes without bait; note 春 and 眺 instead of the 秋 and 釣 in Qiu Jiang Wan Diao
  46. Yingzhou (6T; Legendary dwelling of immortals, in the Eastern Sea); only here (III/122)
    Melody seems different from the 18 Scholars Ascend Yingzhou (Shiba Xueshi Deng Yingzhou), in
  47. Yiye Zhi Qiu (8T; Knowing Autumn from a Single Leaf); only here (III/123)
    A single leaf is also mentioned in Shang Yi. Afterword claims to quote Liexian Zhuan (should be Huainanzi)
  48. Meishao Yue (10; Moon Atop a Plum Tree); concerns 10th c. recluse 林逋 Lin Bu; only here (III/124)
  49. Shangjiao Yi (1; Meaning of Shangjiao); see 1425 (III/126)
  50. Qu Xu Yin (3; Intonation of Amazement and Pleasure); like Shenhua Yin; 3rd of 8 pu from 1425 to 1589 (III/126)
  51. Zhuang Zhou Meng Die (12T; Zhuangzi's Butterfly Dream); 3rd of 43 from 1425 (III/127)

    Folio 12:

  52. Jiao Yi (1; Meaning of Jiao); related to 1425 (III/129)
  53. Meng Ji Yin (3; Covered Brambles Prelude); prelude to the #54; only here (III/129)
  54. Cangwu Yuan (12T; Cangwu Lament); 1st of 14 (III/129)
    Shun lamented by his two wives after dying in Cangwu; "edited by Old Man Cexia of the Song dynasty" (Yang Zuan)
  55. Duofeng Yin (3; Gathering Bees); see #56; only here (III/132)
    Stepmom says Yin Jifu's filial son
    Bo Qi put bees in her clothing
  56. Lüshuang Cao (10T; Walking on Hoarfrost); Bo Qi is cast out; only here: other 5, from 1511, all have Han Yu lyrics (III/132)
  57. Lingxu Yin (3; Ascending the Great Void); 2nd of 16 from 1425 (III/135)
  58. Liezi Yu Feng (10T; Liezi Rides the Wind); 3rd of 40 from 1425 (III/136)

    Folio 13: (N.B.: #59-61 and 63-64 seem to be in zhi mode)

  59. Ji Rang Ge (8 [7L, lyrics from YFSJ, Folio 83, p.1165]; Song of Striking the Rang [earth? ancient idiophone?]); only here (III/138)
  60. Xiangling Cao (8; Overflowing the Hills Melody); Yu and the flood; only here (III/139)
    (Zha 20/185/-- quotes only YFSJ, Qin Lyrics [q.v.] and Qin Shi, omitting the afterword)
  61. Ziyou Fang Dai (9; Ziyou Visits Dai); only here and 1634 (IX/323; same mode, but very different; III/141)
    Wang Huizhi goes to the home of Dai Kui, but turns away at door
  62. Xianshan Yue (9; Moon over Immortals' Mountain); copied from 1457 (!); not found elsewhere (III/142)
  63. Lienü Yin (5; Exemplary Woman Prelude); concerns Fan Ji, wife of King Zhuang of Chu; only here (note mode) (III/144)
  64. Cai Zhen You (7; Selecting Reality); "rarely seen, but shows immortal's attitude"; only here (note mode) (III/144)
  65. Jiaozhiyu Yi (1; Meaning of Jiaozhiyu); "五玄" (五絃 5 strings: 5 6 1 2 3; also applies to #66; compare #131 and #150); only here (III/146)
  66. Nan Feng Chang (7 [4L]; Southern Winds Rhapsody); 5 strings; only here (III/146)
    18/176/-- (i.e., it misses the lyrics, which are "南風之薰兮....財兮" =
    last two lines of 1511 Nan Feng Ge
    Unrelated to the later Nan Feng Chang, which are related to the Yu Shun Si Qin below

    Folio 14:

  67. Zhi Yi #1 (1; Meaning of Zhi); see 1425 (III/148)
  68. Qing Yun Ge (5L; lyrics, from Shang Shu, begin each section; Song of Auspicious Clouds); Shun cedes throne to Yu; only here (III/148)
  69. Huitong Yin (3; Grand Gathering Prelude); 1st of six (III/149)
  70. Guan Guang (14T; Making a Journey); "also Yu Hui Tushan" (& Shangguo Guanguang); 3rd of 37 from 1425 (III/150)
  71. Guan Ju (8T; Cry of the Ospreys); first poem in Shi Jing; 3rd of 54 from 1491 (III/152)
  72. Weibin Yin (3; Wei Riverbank Intonation); Wen Wang met Lü Wang here; 1st of 10 pu (compare 1539; III/154)
  73. Wen Wang Si Shi (10; Wen Wang Thinks of his Advisor); 3rd of 16 from 1491 (III/154)
    "Also called Lü Wang Xing Zhou" (Lü Wang [Taigong Wang] causes Zhou to flourish)
  74. Si Qin (5; Thinking of Relatives); only here: 1511 and 1546 are unrelated (III/156)
    Afterword tells of Zi Lu serving his parents
  75. Shishang Liu Quan (8T; On a Rock by a Flowing Spring); attrib. Bo Ya; 1st of 19 to 1894 (III/157)
  76. Dongting Qiusi (3; Autumn Reverie at Dongting); 1st of 22 (refers to Dongting in Taihu?) (III/158)
  77. Zuiyu Chang Wan (10T; The Drunken Fisherman Sings in the Evening); 1st of 17 (III/159)
    Lu Guimeng and Pi Rixiu relax on the Song River; melody not related to modern version, which only appears in 19th c.

    Folio 15:

  78. Zhi Yi #2 (1; Meaning of Zhi); see 1425 (III/161)
  79. Shanju Yin (3; Mountain Life Intonation); 3rd of 46 from 1425 (III/161)
  80. Qiao Ge (10T; Woodcutter's Song); by (Han) Zhu Maichen (most pu say Mao Minzhong); 3rd of 54 from 1425 (III/162)
  81. Jing Ji Yin (4; Absolute Repose); only here and 1556 (also precedes Yu Ge) (III/164)
  82. Yu Ge (18T; Fisherman's Song); 1st of about 30 (III/165)
    "Mao Minzhong wrote it while hiding from Mongols"; there are perhaps another 30 of this title, also called Ao Ai but using ruibin mode
  83. Long Gui Wandong (9T; A Dragon Returns to its Evening Cave); only here and 1559 (III/168)
  84. Shuangye Hong (4; Wild Swans in the Evening Hoarfrost); only here (III/169)
  85. Yan Guo Hengyang (11T; Geese Fly over Hengyang); by a recluse; 1st of 20 pu (compare 1539; III/170)

    Folio 16:

  86. Yu Yi #1 (1; Meaning of Yu); see 1425 (III/173)
  87. Yushu Linfeng (3; Jade Tree in a Breeze); Guide: 1st of nine (III/173)
    1692 connects it to Cao Zhi; see also Du Fu, Eight Drinking Immortals
  88. Wuye Ti (11T; Evening Call of the Raven); 3rd of 32 from 1425 (III/174)
  89. Chunxiao Yin (3; Spring Dawn); 1st of 20 (elsewhere rarely used as prelude to #90) (III/176)
  90. Zhi Zhao Fei (12T; Pheasants' Morning Flight); 4th of 40 from 1425 (III/176)
  91. He Wu Dongtian (3; Cranes Dance in the Grotto-Heaven); 1st of 15 (second is 1546) to 1894 (later ones are expanded; III/179)
  92. Pei Lan (14T; Fragrant Orchids); Cranes dance when Xulingzi plays qin; 1st of 38 to 1893 (compare 1539; III/179)

    Folio 17:

  93. Yu Yi #2 (1; Meaning of Yu); see 1425 (III/183)
  94. Moufu Kuang Jun (9L; 謀父匡君 Moufu Admonishes his Lord; III/183);
    Lyrics begin each verse; "Also called Qizhao Shi (Good Advice Poem)"; 祭公謀父 Moufu Duke of Zhai (or Ji) advises 5th Zhao king not to ramble; "old and elegant"; only here (Confucian)
  95. Ji Ming Du Guan (8T; At Cock's Crow Going through the Pass); only here (III/185)
    Lord Mengchang escapes from Qin
  96. Yao Tian Sheng He (9; Jade Sheng, Heavenly Crane); only here (III/187)
    Wangzi Qiao flies from Song Shan on crane; plays sheng
  97. Chun Si (12T; Spring Thoughts); only here (III/188)
    Wise men cherish solitude, are stirred to song by spring
  98. Boya Diao Ziqi (3L; Boya Mourns Ziqi); 2nd of five from 1511 (III/190)
    More interesting than others, which have only one section

    Folio 18:

  99. Huangzhong Yi (1; 1 2 3 5 6 1 2 ); = #101 Taicou & #122 Dalü; also = SPBYY (III/191);
    however, not = 1425 Huangzhong or 1525 Biyu (#157 below); compare #160 below
  100. Li Ling Si Han (9T; Li Ling Thinks of Han); Li Ling detained by nomads; only here and 1539L; see also #137, which concerns Su Wu (III/191)
  101. Taicou Yi (1; 1 2 3 5 6 1 2 ); sometimes written taicu yi; tuning = #99 & #122; chart; only here (III/193)
  102. Ding Hui Yin (3T; Fixed on the Intellect); "also called 棄瓢吟 Qipiao Yin", Intonation on Casting Aside the Ladle; only here (III/193)
    Story concerns Xu You ignoring distractions from this pursuit of Truth
  103. Dunshi Cao (12T; Withdrawing from Society); also has Xu You story; 2nd of 6 from 1425 (III/194)
  104. Ling Yun Yin (3; Reaching the Clouds); theme is as the next piece; only here (III/195)
  105. Baji You (6; Roaming to the Eight Corners); worthy men don't travel ordinary paths; 2nd of 8 from 1425 (III/196)
  106. Guxian Yi (1; 6 1 2 3 5 6 1 ); see 1425 and also Jiazhong, below (III/197)
  107. Feiming Yin (3; Calling Out in Flight); 3rd of 18 from 1425 (III/197)
  108. Qiu Hong (36T; Wild Geese in Autumn); no attribution; 3rd of 32 from 1425 (III/198)

    Folio 19:

  109. Ruibin Yi (1; 2 3 5 6 1 2 3 ); see 1425 and also #168 Qingyu below (III/203)
  110. Fan Canglang (3; Floating on the Canglang); 3rd of 8 from 1425 (III/203)
  111. Xiao Xiang Shui Yun (11T; Clouds over the Xiao and Xiang Rivers); by Guo Chuwang; 3rd of 52 from 1425 (III/204)
  112. Ao Ai (16T; ao ai [or ai nai] is said to be the call of a fisherman); 2nd of about 30 from <1491 (Yu Ge) in this tuning (III/206)
    No attribution: Daoists "like to be like fishermen and woodcutters"
  113. Yize Yi (1; 3 5 6 1 2 3 5 ); "commonly called Mangong; Yize and (#134) Nanlü use 4th string as gong"; only here (III/209)
    Tonal centers 1 and 5; in Qingjing Jing Yize has 6 and 3 as tonal centers; compare #162 Quanming, which lowers first string two tones
  114. Chu Tai Yin (3; Dwelling at the Source; only here) (III/209)
  115. Yuan You (8T; Travel Afar [name of a poem in the Chu Ci]); attributed to Qu Yuan; only here (III/209)

    Folio 20:

  116. Wuyi Yi (1; 1 3 5 6 1 2 3 ); see 1425 and also #136 & #150; for Huangzhong see #99 !; "only here"? (III/211)
  117. Huangyun Qiusai (3; Yellow Clouds of Autumn at the Frontier); 3rd of 7 from 1425 (III/211)
  118. Hu Jia (18T; Nomad Reedpipe); by (Tang) Dong Tinglan; 3rd of 7 related to Da Hujia (III/212)
  119. Da Ya (9T; Epic Virtue); by Zhou Gong; 3rd of 5 of this melody from 1425: 35 later titles are all unrelated (III/216)
  120. Yi Guanshan (3; Thinking of Guanshan [in far west; or: Thinking of the Mountain Pass]); only here (III/217)
  121. Han Gong Qiu (8; Autumn in the Han Palace); only here: 31 later titles all use standard tuning (III/218)
    Ban Jieyu compares her rejection to that of a fan in autumn
  122. Dalü Yi (1; 1 2 3 5 6 1 2 ); "= [#99] Huangzhong & [#101] Taizu....also called Manjiao"; only here (III/219)
  123. Kongtong Yin (3; Kongtong Preface); only here (III/219)
    Immortals live at Kongtong mountain (Henan?, Gansu?); unrelated to this title in 1691 and 1692
  124. Kongtong Wen Dao (10T; Discussing the Dao at Kongtong); only here, but see 1546 (III/220)
  125. Jiazhong Yi (1; 6 1 2 3 5 6 1 ); " 'qingshang' ; tuning like (#106) guxian, 2nd string = gong"; "only here", but see details (III/222)
  126. Yueshang Yin (3; Yueshang Intonation); only here (III/222)
  127. Yueshang Cao (10; Yueshang Melody); "also: Qiushui Nong" (Autumn Waters); only here (III/222)
    Zhou Gong rules so well other countries pay homage; 5 unrelated Yueshang Cao (from 1511) have lyrics by Han Yu

    Folio 21:

  128. Zhonglü Yi (1; 5 6 1 2 3 5 6 ); = standard; "3rd string is gong"; only here (III/225)
  129. Xiaoyao Yin (3; 逍遙吟 Transcendental Bliss Intonation); only here (III/225)
  130. Xiaoyao You (9T; Wandering in Transcendental Bliss: first chapter of Zhuangzi); only here (III/225)
  131. Linzhong Yi (1; 5 6 1 2 3; also applies to #132, but not #133!; compare #65 and #150);
    " = (#128) Zhonglü; old gong, 5 strings" ; only here (III/227)
  132. Shenren Chang (8; Rhapsody on a Celestial); 5 strings; has quotes saying Yao wrote it; only here (III/228)
  133. Qishan Cao (7; Mount Qi Melody); 7 strings!; only here: 3 others have lyrics by Han Yu (see 1511) (III/229)
  134. Nanlü Yi (1; 3 5 6 1 2 3 5 ) "lower 1 & 6": also lower 3, tuning = #113 Yize; only here (III/230)
    #162 is different, as is the Nanlü in 1571
  135. Jin Wei (10T; Respectful and Polite); "also called Huo Lin" (Captured Unicorn); 3rd of 9 from 1425 (III/230)
  136. Yingzhong Yi (1; 1 3 5 6 1 2 3 ); = #116 Wuyi; see also #150; only here (III/232)
  137. Hanjie Cao (10T; Han Credentials); "also called Su Wu Si Jun"; only here: unrelated to later Su Wu pieces (III/232)
  138. Zhaojun Yuan (9T [7L, not Yue Fu]; Zhao Jun's Lament); 4th of 15 from 1425 (q.v.) to 1618: later ones are unrelated (III/234)
    "also called Ming Fei Qu", elsewhere Longshuo Cao; Zhao Jun sabotaged by Mao Yanshou

    Folio 22:

  139. Manshang Yi (1; 1 1 4 5 6 1 2 ); only here and 1670; goes with Guangling San (III/237)
  140. Guangling San #1 (44T; Guangling Melody); afterword tells Xi Kang story; 3rd of 4? Quite diff from (1425/1539) (III/237)
  141. Manshang Pin (1; only here); goes with Guangling San? (III/243)
  142. Guangling San #2 (44T; Guangling Melody); afterword says this is an alternate version; compare 1425: 3rd of 4? (III/243)

    Folio 23:

  143. Qiliang Yi (1; 2 4 5 6 1 2 3 ); see 1425 (III/251)
  144. Zepan Yin (4T; Marshbank Melody); 3rd of 9 from 1425 (III/251)
  145. You (3; Also) Also what? No apparent musical relation to other pieces in this section. (III/252)
  146. Li Sao (20T; Falling into Grief); Qu Yuan's imaginary travel; 3rd of 39 from 1425 (III/252)
  147. Qu Yuan Wen Du (9; Qu Yuan Asks for Advice); "also called Jiu Ge"; see afterword; 2nd of 15 from 1491 (III/255)
  148. Song Yu Bei Qiu (8; Song Yu Mourns the Autumn); only here: later 6 are all different, using standard tuning (III/257)
    Same theme as the Chu Ci poem Jiu Bian, attributed to Qu Yuan's nephew Song Yu;
  149. Chu Ge (10T [7L, from Yue Fu]; Song of Chu); Xiang Yu loses, parts from Yu Ji, dies; 4th of 15 from 1425 (III/258)

    Folio 24:

  150. Fugu Yi (1; 1 3 5 6 1; also applies to #151 and #152; compare #65 and #131)
    5 strings, otherwise tuning = #116 Wuyi and #136; 1st of 3 (but see 1546; III/261)
  151. Lishan Yin (3; Intonation of Mount Li); 5 strings; only here; III/261)
    No preface, so it must be a prelude to the next entry
  152. Yu Shun Si Qin (9T [5L]; 虞舜思親 Emperor Shun [while on Mount Li] Thinks of his Parents); 5 strings (III/261)
    This title only here, but there are 8 related later versions always called Nan Feng Chang (further details)
    Here in 1525 Nan Feng Chang is an unrelated melody.
  153. Wumei Yi (1; 4 5 6 1 2 3 5 ; Significance of No Go-between); only here (III/263)
  154. Linqiong Yin (3; Linqiong Preface); Linqiong is where Sima Xiangru met Zhuo Wenjun; only here (III/263)
  155. Feng Qiu Huang (10 [3 & 8L, from YFSJ]; A Male Phoenix Searches for its Mate); only here (III/265)
    "Sima Xiangru played this to seduce Wenjun"; all others with this title are related to Wenjun Cao
  156. Gu Guan Yu Shen (12T; Encountering Spirits in an Isolated Mansion); only here (III/265)
    Spirits tell Xi Kang they weren't properly buried; note the sections on thunder and lightening
  157. Biyu Yi (1; 6 1 3 3 5 6 1; Defining Green Jade [mode]); lower 1st, 4th and 6th as in guxian, then raise 3rd to equal 4th; not = SPBYY or #99!!!; only here (III/267)
  158. Qiuye Yin (3; Autumn Evening Intonation); must concern Liu Shilong of Qi (5th c. CE); only here (III/268)
  159. Qiuxiao Bu Yue (8T; Autumn Evening Moon Walk); Liu Shilong liked to play it; only here (III/268)
  160. Yunü Yi (1; 7 2 3 5 6 1 2 ; Jade Lady Mode); this and #161 can use lowered 3rd tuning (#99); only here (III/269)
  161. Xianpei Ying Feng (4T; Fairy Jade in the Wind); Jiao Fu of Zheng meets two river nymphs; only here (III/269)

    Folio 25:

  162. Quanming Yi (1; 5 1 2 4 5 6 1 [lower 1st whole tone, 3rd and 6th half tone]); only here (III/270)
    Tablature mistakenly says its tuning = #113 (Yize) & #134 (Nanlü)
  163. Ming Feng Yin (3; Intonation of the Calling Phoenix); only here (III/270)
  164. Feng Xiang Qian Ren (9; Phoenix Soaring to Heaven); "also: Feng Yun You" (Phoenix Roaming in the Clouds); only here (III/271)
    Attrib. Yu Shun; a ren was an old measure; (Tang) Xue Yijian played this
  165. Guzhu Jun (10; Lord of Guzhu, or Lord of the Solitary Bamboo? Only here (III/273)
    Over a grave a solitary bamboo bends in the wind; a man of Jin (265-420) saw an inscription about this; no mention of Bo Yi
  166. Jianxian Yi (1; 1 2 3 5 7 1 2 [lower 3rd, tighten 5th]); nowhere else, but old lists include both a Shang and Xia Jianxian (III/275)
  167. Ming Jun (12; Illustrious Gentleman); connected to a YFSJ Liang Scabbard Dance Song? See 成公亮. only here (III/275)
    During Han Wudi reign a man's playing attracts children; he plays for the emperor, then rides off on a deer
  168. Qingyu Yi (1; 2 3 5 6 1 2 3 ; see also #109 Ruibin); only here (III/277)
  169. Taoyuan Chunxiao (7; Spring Dawn at Peach Spring); only here (1670 and 1876 are unrelated; III/277)
    Wuling goes to hidden valley, meets people who know nothing of outside world, but are happy
  170. Wang You (5; Forgetting Worries; uses 離憂調 Liyou Diao: 1 2 5 6 1 2 3 ); only here (III/279)
    忘憂 10543.50 quotes 論語,述而:子曰:「女奚不曰,其為人也,發憤忘食,樂以忘憂,不知老之將至云爾。」
    Here Confucius describes himself as "so full of joy that he forgets his worries and does not notice the onset of old age" (Lau, pp.60-61)
    "Obtained from looking at a Song dynasty handbook"
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#L = has lyrics ([in brackets] = only this section)

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