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Huiyan Mizhi
and Huiyan Mizhi Ding
Qin-Spoken Private Instructions (plus Revision) 1
徽言秘旨
徽言秘旨訂
1647

目錄 Table of Contents

At present this table of contents mentions the essays but does not list them separately. It then follows the order in QQJC X by listing first the 60 melodies published in the original Huiyan Mizhi, then from Huiyan Mizhi Ding listing only the 16 melodies it added or revised. Huiyan Mizhi Ding, as re-published in a modern facsimile edition, groups all the pieces together; it has only 73 entries as it does not include the original versions of three revised melodies, #61, #69 and #73.2

    Four prefaces (X/3)
    Four essays (X/10)
    Table of Contents (X/16)
    Six sections explaining tablature (X/17)

    (Gong mode)

  1. Yang Chun (X/29)
    15 sections

  2. Chonghe Yin (X/35)
    6 sections

  3. Gao Shan (X/37)
    8 sections

    (For #3 the facsimile edition substitutes #61, a revised version of Gao Shan)

  4. Gukou Yin (X/40)
    13 sections

  5. Liu Shui (X/45)
    8 sections

  6. You Lan (X/48)
    8 sections

  7. Jiadun Yin (X/51)
    11 sections

  8. Guanghan You (X/52)
    11 sections

  9. Qingxu Yin (X/56)
    3 sections

  10. Dongtian Chun Xiao (X/57)
    18 sections

  11. Xiuxi Yin (X/65)
    3 sections

    (The facsimile edition places #62, #63, #64, and #65 here)

    (Shang mode)

  12. Yi Lan (X/66)
    9 sections

  13. Jiang Gui Cao (X/69)
    3 sections

  14. Bai Xue (X/70)
    10 sections

  15. Qingye Yin (X/73)
    3 sections

  16. Gujiao Xing (X/75)
    12 sections

  17. Jiao Qi Yin (X/80)
    3 sections

  18. Qing Ye Wen Zhong (X/81)
    8 sections

  19. Yu Qiao (X/85)
    8 sections

  20. Mozi (X/88)
    13 sections

  21. Jing Guan Yin (X/93)
    3 sections

  22. Qiu Jiang Wan Diao (X/94)
    4 sections

  23. Zhong Qiu Yue (X/96)
    3 sections

  24. Feng Lei Yin (X/97)
    9 sections

  25. Tao Yuan Yin (X/100)
    4 sections

    (The facsimile edition places #66 and #67 here)

    (Jiao mode)

  26. Jishan Qiu Yue (X/102)
    18 sections

  27. Liang Xiao Yin (X/111)
    2 sections

  28. Cangwu Yin (X/112)
    13 sections

  29. Lingxu Yin (X/116)
    3 sections

  30. Liezi Yu Feng (X/117)
    10 sections

    (The facsimile edition places #68 here)

    (Shangjiao mode)

  31. Zhuangzhou Meng Die (X/121)
    10 sections

    (For #31 the facsimile edition substitutes #69, a revised version of Zhuangzhou Meng Die)

  32. Qiu Shui (X/125)
    9 sections; "also called Shenhua Yin"

  33. Shenhua Yin (X/128)
    5 sections

  34. Mu Ge (X/130)
    18 sections

    (Zhi mode)

  35. Yu Hui Tushan (X/137)
    18 sections

  36. Hui Tong Yin (X/144)
    3 sections

  37. Guan Ju (X/145)
    10 sections

  38. Dongting Qiu Si3 (X/149)
    sections

  39. Yu Ge (X/150)
    18 sections

  40. Weibin Yin (X/157)
    2 sections

  41. Qiao Ge (X/158)
    14 sections

  42. Shanju Yin (X/162)
    3 sections

  43. Geng Ge (X/164)
    20 sections

  44. Shishang Liu Quan (X/172)
    8 sections

  45. Saishang Hong (X/175)
    15 sections

  46. Yan Luo Pingsha (X/180)
    5 sections

    (The facsimile edition places #70, #71 and #72 here)

    (Yu mode)

  47. Han Gong Qiu (X/182)
    10 sections

    (For #47 the facsimile edition substitutes #73, a revised version of Han Gong Qiu)

  48. Wu Ye Ti (X/186)
    12 sections

  49. Zhi Zhao Fei (X/190)
    18 sections

  50. Chunxiao Yin (X/196)
    3 sections

  51. He Wu Dongtian (X/198)
    6 sections

  52. Pei Lan (X/200)
    14 sections

  53. Cangjiang Ye Yu (X/204)
    8 sections

  54. Oulu Wang Ji (X/207)
    7 sections

    (The facsimile edition places #74 and #75 here)

    (Huangzhong mode)

  55. Da Ya (X/209)
    11 sections

    (The facsimile edition places #76 here)

    (Guxian mode)

  56. Qiuchu Nong (X/213)
    12 sections; "also called Dao Yi"

    (Ruibian mode)

  57. Xiao Xiang Shui Yun (X/218)
    12 sections

  58. Ao Ai Ge (X/222)
    18 sections

    (Manjiao mode)

  59. Baji You (X/228)
    12 sections

    (Qiliang mode)

  60. Li Sao (X/232)
    22 sections

     
    Huiyan Mizhi Ding
    Melodies not in original handbook

    Seven further essays (X/241)
    New table of contents (X/253)

    (Gong mode)

  61. Gao Shan (X/255)
    9 sections; revision of #3 Gao Shan

  62. Kongtong Yin (X/257)
    8 sections; earliest?

  63. Gui Qu Lai Ci (X/260)
    4 sections; lyrics written at end of each section; no musical relationship to earliest version

  64. Guilai Qu (X/262)
    3 sections; 2nd of 8 after 1625

  65. Lu Feng (Customs of Lu; X/264)
    15 sections; only here: other three occurrences of this title are a different melody
          (in 1705 [XIII/331], >1802 [XIX/84] and 1876 [=1705])
    No commentary here but 1705 connects it to attitude of Confucius; 47030.80: only 魯風鞋 Lu Feng Xie

    (Shang mode)

  66. Qiao Yao Ge (X/268)
    7 sections; only here

  67. Xia Feng Ge (X/269)
    7 sections; lyrics at the end of each section; only here, 1691 and 1876

    (Jiao mode)

  68. Ju Wu Yin (X/271)
    9 sections; only here

    (Shangjiao mode)

  69. Zhuang Zhou Meng Die (X/274)
    10 sections; revision of #31; still related to 1425

    (Zhi mode)

  70. Lan Ke Xing (X/277)
    7 sections; only here, 1691 and 1876

  71. Sumen Chang Xiao (X/279)
    7 sections; earliest (?) of six, the next being 1691, 1705, 1802, 1876 and 1894.

  72. An Le Wo Ge (X/281)
    4 sections; lyrics by Shao Yong are placed at the end of each section instead of directly paired; #76 below is a completely different tune with the same title. See also 1691 (XII/584; as below but pairs words) and 1878 1878 (XXIV/missing); Section 1 of Xing Xin Ji (1585 IV/354) has this title but is unrelated.

    7221.491 安樂窩 refers to the home of 邵康節, i.e., Shao Yong. For this, William Dolby, Chinese Allusions, An-Le Wo, has: "'Nest of Peace and Joy', 'Peace-and-joy Nest'. This refers to the name which Shao Yung (1011-1077) gave to his house. It is alluded to as a synonym for: i) a place for avoiding governmental society and living an untrammelled, reclusive life, ii) a tranquil easy-life dwelling-place, iii) a place where politicians go to avoid the calamities and dangers of political life, iv) a peaceful home (/ -garden)."

    (Yu mode)

  73. Han Gong Qiu (X/283)
    10 sections; revision of above; related to earlier

  74. Cantong Qie (X/286)
    8 sections; "earliest version"
    only here; #75 is quite different

  75. Cantong Qie (X/288)
    8 sections; "as fixed in later years"; the same version is in
    1691 (XII/574) and 1876 (XXV/319)

    (Huangzhong mode)

  76. An Le Wo Ge (X/290)
    4 sections; lyrics at the end of each section; same lyrics but completely different melody from #72 above
    Same melody and lyrics in 1691 (XXV/605), 1876 (XII/584) & perhaps 1878 (XXVI/missing), but for the latter they are paired next to the tablature instead of placed at the end

    Afterword (X/293)

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Table of Contents for Huiyan Mizhi (1647)
Pages as in QQJC Volume X. This also includes melodies from Huiyan Mizhi Ding, but some handbooks say their version comes from Yin Ertao (usually referring to him as 尹芝仙 Yin Zhixian or just Zhixian), and yet the melody is not in either of these two editions (example). I do not know whether this means that there was at least one more edition of Huiyan Mizhi or if that was a mistake.
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2. Table of Contents of the QQJC and Facsimile editions
The facsimile edition was published by 中國書店 Zhongguo Shudian in Beijing, 2006.
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