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Taoshi Qinpu
Qin Classic of Yixuan   1
 
陶氏琴譜
Late Ming
Comments by Zhang Yixuan 2        
Taoshi Qinpu has nine melodies in one folio.3 All have lyrics; only one title appears here for the first time, but some melodies seem to have new settings. The handbook, published and selected by Ji Min of Yanjing,4 has music attributed to Tao Hongkui,7 a grandson of Tao Yan (1457-1541).6 Zha Fuxi's introduction in Qinqu Jicheng says that, since the prefaces and afterword are undated, the dating to late Ming is based on the printing style. It seems to have been a commercial product.

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Taoshi Qinpu 義軒琴經 (QQJC IX/455-76)
The QQJC edition is copied from one in the Music Research Institute, Beijing.
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2. Image: Preface
This image is copied from QQJC IX/457 (larger size).
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3. Table of Contents
See below.
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4. 季敏 Ji Min of 燕京 Yanjing
Yanjing is an old name for Beijing
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5. 陶鴻逵 Tao Hongkui
There are no biographies of him in the standard qin reference materials.
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6. 陶琰 Tao Yan (1457-1541)
Grandfather of Tao Hongkui
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Table of Contents for Taoshi Qinpu

Tablature (all melodies have lyrics; sections are all unnumbered)

  1. 箕山月 Jishan Yue (宮音 gong mode; 6 sections; IX/459)
    Seems to have a melodic relationship with
    Jishan Qiu Yue but is much shorter; lyrics begin "隱箕山遠避虛名...."

  2. 忘機引 Wang Ji Yin (gong mode; 3 or 4 sections; IX/461)
    From
    1620; no opening harmonics; lyrics begin:

    "撓蘭槳,乘月泛滄浪,江空人靜夜茫茫,秋夜長。
    淅瀝金飆薦涼,覷沙鷗白鷺,兩兩相忘,誦詩人窈窕之章。...."

  3. 思賢操 Si Xian Cao (商音 shang mode; 5 sections; IX/463)
    From
    1511 but lyrics begin "天道何知....", as in 1590

  4. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda (shang mode; 9 sections; IX/465)
    From
    1559; lyrics begin "靠舟崖整...."

  5. 秋閨怨 Qiu Gui Yuan (shang mode; 9 sections; IX/467)
    Lyrics begin "悶倚欄杆,憶别離....";
    only here? Unrelated to 1799.

  6. 悉曇章 Xitan Zhang (shang mode; sectioned as earlier; IX/470)
    From 1592
    Shitan Zhang; chant text very similar, esp. to 1618

  7. 醉翁吟 Zuiweng Yin (角音 jiao; 1 section; IX/474)
    See under
    1539: different melody and lyrics "世道如何?看那世道如何?噫,我而今可奈何?
    欲待要鞠躳盡瘁。學那諸葛。眼見得英雄個個的那零落。...."

  8. 猗蘭操 Yilan Cao (徵音 zhi; 1 section; IX/475)
    See
    chart: lyrics ("蘭之猗猗....") from 1511, Section 3

  9. 陋室銘 Loushi Ming (羽音 yu; 1 section; IX/475)
    Lyrics ("
    山不在高,有....") from 1539 but melody related to 1609

    李懋跋 Afterword by Li Mou (IX/476)

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