North American Guqin Association

NAGA Newsletter 2005 Issue 1

 

Dear qin friends,

Here is the first issue of our NAGA newsletter for 2005. In it you will find reports and photographs from our recent events, and news of forthcoming events, new guqin books, CDs, VCDs, DVDs, tutorial materials and facsimiles of traditional guqin handbooks (qinpu).

News and Events
New guqin publications
Articles

News and Events

1.     A new series of NAGA guqin master classes began in January.

2.     NAGA offer Introduction to the Guqin, a new guqin course for beginners, beginning in March.

3.     Professor Li Xiangting was elected president of the China Guqin Committee.

4.     NAGA guqin review of 2004.

5.     Guqin events for Chinese New Year 2005:

Program (pdf format)

Program (html format)

Photo album 1

Photo album 2 by Michael Cohen

Report by Josh Michaell(English Version)

Report by Lu Yi(Chinese Version)

Photo album

Photo album.

 

6.     Online guqin yaji report and photos.

7.     March 20th: NAGA guqin events for March 2005

Photo album by Michael Cohen

New guqin publications

Books:

1.     Guqin Foundation Course (book) by Li Xiangting

2.     A Guqin Course for Children (book + DVD) by Yang Qing

3.     Guqin Course for Beginners (book) by Wu Na

4.     Important elements of Qin Study book of essays and scores in two volumes by Gu Meigeng

Facsimile qinpus:

Zhongguo Shudian published 11 new facsimile qinpu at the end of 2004:

1.     Zangchunwu Qinpu, 1603
66 melodies; 5 folios; compiled by Hao Ning, Wang Ding'an and Yan Cheng.

藏春坞琴谱 明郝宁辑 5 明万历30年壬寅刻本该谱是郝宁、王定安、严澄澂共同参订的。郝宁、王定安是宫中太监,
严澄即严天池,他们都尊重当时在北京教琴的琴师沈音。此书谱前有序,序后有弹琴总规、
勾琴总字母、谱目等,共收谱
66曲。

2.     Songxian Guan Qinpu, 1614  
1 folio; 28 melodies; by Yan Cheng; an important handbook of the Yushan school.
琴学虞山派的重要琴谱,成书于明万历24年(1614), 初收22曲,后陆续增至29曲,四库本收28曲。该书为《四库全书》所收唯一明代琴谱。
严澂(1547-1625)字道辙,号天池,常熟人。以荫仕至邵武知府。在家乡结"琴川琴社"为虞山派代表之一。

3.     Da Huan Ge Qinpu, 1673
6 folios; 32 melodies; by Xu Shangying; another important handbook of the Yushan school.

虞山派的重要琴谱,内收琴曲32首,及琴学理论论著《溪山琴况》。此谱与严澂的《松弦馆琴谱》
代表三百年来虞山派的两个中心文献,在清代刊行的琴谱中,流行颇广。徐上瀛,号青山,明亡
后改名徐谼,号石帆,明末琴家,武举出身,曾参与抗清,未果隐于吴门。
为琴学虞山派代表之一,
时人誉为
"今之伯牙"

4.     Luhuai Tang Qinpu, 1702  
1 folio; 33 melodies; by Yun Zhigao.
清云志高编订 不分卷 清康熙41年刻本云志高(1644-1715),字载青,号逸亭,广东文昌人。初学书法,后专心学琴。他"尝遍访吴越齐楚之以琴明世者。
及至燕京,与国师金公吾易声调契合,针芥相投。入粤相访,戾止亭池,留连两载,尽传其秘。
因嵇定撰注,会而成谱,寿诸梨枣。
"《蓼怀堂琴谱》所收33曲,就是云志高与金陶两人的传谱。

5.     Woyunlou Qinpu, 1722
8 folios; 32 melodies; by Ma Zhaochen.
 
清马兆辰辑 8 指法2 清康熙刻本
清康熙61年鲁鼐的学生马兆辰用自适轩〈琴谱析微〉原书,添上鲁之"羽化""秋鸿"二谱改名
〈卧云楼琴谱〉,收
32曲。

6.     Li Xuezhai Qinpu, 1730
2 folios, 16 melodies; compiled by Wang Fu.
 
清汪绂辑 2 清光绪22年癸未婺源紫阳书院刻本
前有清雍正8年庚戌汪氏自序记。上卷载:二百单三指掌、二十五调指掌、五调启蒙、三文及古谱九曲。
下卷:汪氏自制七曲。谱内共收
16曲。

7.     Yanlu Lou Qinpu, 1766
4 folios, 20 melodies; by Cui Yingjie.
 
清崔应阶选定 4 清同治3年古黑水穆敬止刻本
卷首有丙戌年崔氏自序,目录及指法,卷一至卷四为琴谱,共收20曲。

8.     Erxiang Qinpu, 1833
10 folios, 30 melodies; compiled by Jiang Wenxun.
 
清蒋文勋撰 10 清道光13年梅花庵刻本
1-2为琴学须知、卷3-4为琴学粹言、卷5-6为琴律管见、卷7-10为琴谱审音,收30曲。
 
蒋文勋,号梦庵,吴县人。活动年代在清道光13年前后,曾从名师韩古香学琴艺、
戴雪香学律吕知识。
琴谱取"二香"为名,为纪念其师

9.     Jiao'an Qinpu, 1868
4 folios, 32 melodies; compiled by Qin Weihan.
 
清秦维翰辑 4 清光绪3年刻本
 
广陵派晚期的琴谱。卷1为琴论及指法,卷2-4为琴谱,收32曲,《龙翔操》最有特色的广陵派琴曲之一。

10.  Kumu Chan Qinpu, 1893
8 folios, 32 melodies; by Shi Kongchen. 

清释空尘著 8 清光绪19年刻本
1-2为琴论及指法,余卷收32

11.  Mei'an Qinpu, 1931
2 folios, 14 melodies; by Wang Binlu.

梅庵琴谱 王宾鲁传谱 徐卓编述 民国20年梅花庵琴社石印本王宾鲁(1867-1921),字燕卿,山东诸城普桥村人。少时受琴学于同邑王雩门,1917年受
聘于南京高等师范学校,教授古琴。他的演奏风格流畅如歌,绮丽缠绵,吟猱进复幅度较大,
多用轮指,在诸城琴派中别具一格。所传曲经弟子徐卓、邵森于
1937年编印为《梅庵琴谱》。
1伦琴、论声律、论指法,卷2琴谱,共收14曲。

The following facsimile qinpu published in previous years are still available:

1.     Shenqi Mipu

神奇秘谱 [] 朱权编纂  宣纸线装锦套 一函三册 

2.     Wuzhi Zhai Qinpu

五知斋琴谱 [] 周子安汇辑 宣纸线装 一函六册

3.     Qinxue Rumen
琴学入门 [] 张鹤辑 宣纸线装 一函三册

4.     Chuncao Tang Qinpu
春草堂琴谱 [] 曹尚绱撰 宣纸线装

5.     Shiyi Xian Guan Qinpu
十一弦馆琴谱 [] 刘鹗辑刻 宣纸线装 一函一册

6.     Qinxue Lianyao
琴学练要 [] 王善编辑 宣纸线装 一函五册

7.     Qinxue Congshu
琴学丛书 杨崇稷纂辑 宣纸线装 二函十四册

8.     Deyin Tang Qinpu
德音堂琴谱 [] 汪天荣辑 宣纸线装 一函四册

CDs and VCDs:

Professor Li Xiangting's 3rd guqin improvisation CD, inspired by poems of the Yuan Dynasty

Guqin CD by Wu Ziying

Second guqin solo CD by Zhang Zisheng

Guqin CD by Huang Mei

Guqin CD by Yao Lian

Guqin DVD by Wu Wenguang

Qinxue Menjing (Guqin Foundation Course) VCD by Zhang Zisheng

For purchasing information, please visit our sponsor, Chinese music specialist http://www.beijingers.com/.

Articles

Professor Li Xiangting has authorized NAGA to publish an online version of his Aesthetics and Musical Ideology in Guqin Performance during the Tang Dynasty. It was originally published as a book in Taipei in 1992.

 

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