Repeated Melody of Plum Blossom

Classical Chinese Music Ensemble - Meihua Sannong

By Clearview School Musicians: Pipa—Xueying Guo Erhu—David Jiang Flute—Kevin Su

Meihua Sannong is one of the earliest and most famous pieces of Chinese ancient music. Its origin went back to as early as the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), in which period lived a famous general and musician named Huan Yi. One day, General Huan met a young man named Wang Huizhi, who humbly invited Huan to play one piece of Dizi (bamboo flute) music. Huan accepted with no hesitation. What he played was Meihua Sannong, the most popular melody in that period.