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Qin and the Four Seasons
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter; also: New Year

A short poem (of unknown origin) mentioning the four seasons has been used as lyrics in several qin melodies. Otherwise there does not seem to be any traditional guqin melodies with the theme of the four seasons. In addition, in the absence of early melodies that can be connected to summer, it would require creative thinking to arrange a program around all four seasons. However, I have in the past done programs that focus on either spring or autumn.

The only melody with a clear mention of summer may be the
Mei'an version of the melody Feng Lei Yin.

No melody seems to mention winter by name, but I play four with the theme of snow:

Bai Xue (White Snow; 1425);
Chang Qing (Long Clarity; 1425);
Duan Qing (Short Clarity; 1425); and
Xue Chuang Ye Hua (Evening Talk by a Snowy Window; 1525).

Spring (examples: Spring Festival programs for 2014 and 2016 [Elegant Chinese Melodies for Springtime and Love])
Zha Fuxi's Guide lists a rather large number of melodies with the word "spring" in the title (search the Guide for "chun"), but I play only those published in the Ming dynasty. These include the following, all of which have themes connected to spring, though some don't have the word "spring" in their title. Only one, the first, is overtly connected to the New Year. It quite likely dates from the Ming dynasty but was first published in Japan by a Ming refugee from Qing China.

A song for Chinese New Year's Eve
Dongfeng Qi Zhuo Li (East Winds Work Together)
    a ci song, preserved by a Chinese monk in Japan.

These three are connected to the later spring festival most famously commemorated at Lan Ting
Lin He Xiuxi (Riverside Spring Purification)
    a setting for qin of the famous calligraphy by Wang Xizhi commemorating the spring ceremony of 353 CE (see scrolls).
Xiuxi Yin; used as a prelude to the melody Sunny Spring
    the Xiuxi is an ancient spring ceremony, now being revived
Liu Shang (Floating Wine-Cups); musically related to Wine Mad
    the aforementioned spring ceremony features wine-cups floating down a stream

The rest of these melodies more generally concern spring
Yang Chun (Sunny Spring); two musically unrelated versions dating from 1425 and 1525
    a famous ancient title paired with but not connected to Bai Xue (White Snow; see Winter)
Chun Jiang Qu (Spring River Melody)
    ancient poems set to music
Chun Jiang and Chun Jiang Wan Tiao
    Instrumental versions of previous; compare Qiu Jiang Wan Diao
Chun Jiang
    Fan Li floats on a lake: with Xi Shi?
Chun Xiao Yin (Spring Dawn); apparently a prelude to Zhi Zhao Fei (Pheasants' Morning Flight);
    a poem by Li Bai suggests this flight takes place in spring. Not musically related to the later Yulou Chun Xiao.
Chun Si (Spring Thoughts)
    created by an elevated gentleman inspired by spring fragance.
Taoyuan Chunxiao (Spring Dawn at Peach Blossom Spring; 2 3 5 6 1 2 3)
    on a spring day a villager discovers a timeless hidden valley were people know nothing of the outside world
Chun Gui Yuan (Spring Chamber Lament; 2 3 5 6 1 2 3)
    the 1799 version of Yu Lou Chun Xiao

See also "Spring Festival".

In the Ming dynasty autumn seems to have been even more popular than spring as a theme for qin melodies. Those that I play with the word "autumn" in the title include the following 10 (note that whereas 8 of the 10 spring melodies use standard tuning, five of these 12 use non-standard tunings):

Dongting Qiu Si (Autumn Reverie at Dongting)
Guanghan Qiu (Autumn in a Lunar Palace)
Han Gong Qiu (Autumn in the Han Palace; 1 3 5 6 1 2 3)
Huangyun Qiusai (Yellow Clouds of Autumn at the Frontier; 1 3 5 6 1 2 3)
Qiu Feng (Autumn Wind)
Qiu Feng Ci (Autumn Wind Ode and Autumn Wind Lyrics)
Qiu Hong (Wild Geese in Autumn; 6 1 2 3 5 6 1)
Qiujiang Yebo (Autumn River Night Anchorage).
Qiu Xiao Bu Yue (Autumn Night Moon Walk).
Qiuyue Zhao Maoting (Autumn Moon Shining on a Reed Pavilion; 1 3 5 6 1 2 3)
Song Yu Bei Qiu (Song Yu Mourns Autumn; 2 4 5 6 1 2 3)
Yi Ye Zhi Qiu (Knowing Autumn from a Single Leaf)
Zhongqiu Yue (Mid-autumn Moon)

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