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Guangling Melody (广陵散, Guang Ling San, Guqin 古琴)

Guangling Melody (广陵散, Guang Ling San, Guqin 古琴) was a piece of  lyre music originated from the Han Dynasty. The content of “Guangling Melody” came from the lyre melody “Nie Zheng Assassinating King of Han”,  which mainly described a solemn story that Nie Zheng, son of a swordsmith in the Warring States Period, committed suicide after stabbing the king of  Han in order to avenge his father. The main body of this music focuses on the change of  Nie Zheng’s  emotion from hate to indignation, which profoundly portrays his unyielding willpower to avenge regardless of violence.

Length: 22’28”

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《广陵散》,又名《广陵止息》。是古代一首大型琴曲,它至少在汉代已经出现。其内容向来说法不一,但一般的看法是将它与《聂政刺韩王》琴曲联系起来。《聂政刺韩王》主要是描写战国时代铸剑工匠之子聂政为报杀父之仇,刺死韩王,然后自杀的悲壮故事。
据《琴操》记载:战国聂政的父亲,为韩王铸剑,因延误日期,而惨遭杀害,聂政立志为父亲报仇,入山学琴十年,身成绝技,名扬韩国。韩王召他进宫演奏,聂政终于实现了刺杀韩王的报仇夙愿,自己也毁容而死。后人根据这个故事,谱成琴曲,慷慨激昂,气势宏伟,为古琴著名大曲之一。

 

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