Plum Blossom

Three Variations on Plum Blossom梅花三弄– Huan Yi (appr. 350 AD), Arr. Lan Tung (2006)

- 2 versions: erhu, zheng & percussion; erhu, flute, zheng & percussion

The most famous composition for the scholarly instrument qin or 7-string zither, however, it was first played on dizi/Chinese bamboo flute during the East Jin Dynasty (317-420). The earliest known qin score is from the Miraculous Secret Qin Handbook, compiled in 1425. In Chinese philosophy, the plum blossom is personified as human nobility.