Composer: Mr. Xu Yuan-bai 徐元白 (1893-1957)
Yian Hui was the favorite disciple of Confucius. When Yian Hui died at a young age, Confucius felt a great loss. Mr. Xu Yuan-bai composed this qin melody based on a pipa piece that he heard his father play very often. This piece has a melancholy tone where one can almost feel Confucius lamenting the death of Yian Hui who was so gifted and dedicated.
My playing: recorded on April 6, 2013