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The Worship Song(朝元歌, Chao Yuan Ge, Pipa, 琵琶)

The Worship Song(朝元歌, Chao Yuan Ge,  Pipa,琵琶) was composed by  Liu Dehai(刘德海).  It was originally Kunqu opera  “The Jade Hairpin • Qintiao”  excerpt, It expressed the ancient woman to break the shackles of  feudal ethics and longed feelings of  freedom.

For the Dizi(笛子) version of The Worship Song(朝元歌, Chao Yuan Ge), you can enjoy it here:  The Worship Song(朝元歌, Chao Yuan Ge, Dizi, 笛子)
For the Xiao(箫) version of The Worship Song(朝元歌, Chao Yuan Ge), you can enjoy it here:  The Worship Song(朝元歌, Chao Yuan Ge, Xiao, 箫)
For the Sheng(笙) version of The Worship Song(朝元歌, Chao Yuan Ge), you can enjoy it here:  The Worship Song(朝元歌, Chao Yuan Ge,S heng, 笙)

Length : 3’30”

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《朝元歌》原为昆曲剧目《玉簪记•琴挑》中的唱腔,抒发了古代女子冲破封建礼教的束缚,向往自由的情怀。《琴挑》叙书生潘必正借读尼庵,听女尼陈妙常秋夜弹琴,因而相爱的故事。《朝元歌》就是描写秋夜里,妙常月下弹琴,必正前去和她闲谈,言语间试探这一情节的唱腔。

全曲可分为三段,第一段四句,曲调是上下对句式重复结构;第二段五句,曲调是四句式结构,末段五句,曲调是二小段式,后小段为第一段上下句式的变化再现。后被人用此曲牌编成箫曲,此曲多叠用四支,曲调古朴幽雅,韵味十足。

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