《天韵社曲谱》
天韵社是历史悠久的昆曲清唱团体,设立在江苏无锡,始创建于明末天启、崇祯年间(1621—1644),时称“无锡曲局”,民国九年(1920)定名为“天韵社”。抗战时期(1937—1945),天韵社活动中断,抗战胜利后复社,然而终因成员相继去世,于上世纪50年代初,天韵社终止。
《天韵社曲谱》系天韵社唱曲专用曲谱。由天韵社社长吴畹卿(1847—1927)手抄校订,中国民族音乐家杨荫浏(1899—1984)于1921年油印刊行。《天韵社曲谱》字体拙朴,曲目众多,保存了一些较早期的昆曲曲谱版本的特色,是一份有价值的研究昆曲清唱的参考资料。曲谱正文之前附有吴畹卿所著《读曲例言》,文中将昆曲清唱的归韵收音方法分成八类,并各有标注符号:U、从、巳、吳、△、戈、□、閉。这八种符号被认为是天韵社清曲的重要规范和理论依据,它们也构成了本封面设计的主视觉图形。

Tianyun Society’s Kunqu Opera Opern
Tianyun Society is a Kunqu Opera singing organization (without makeup and acting) boasting a long history. The society was originally founded in Wuxi during Tianqi and Chongzhen Period of Ming Dynasty (1621—1644) by the name “Wuxi Kunqu Club”. In 1920, the organization determined its name as “Tianyun Society”. The conventional activities of the society were once interrupted due to the Counter Japanese War (1937—1945) and revived after the victory. However the irresistible aging and successive passing away of the members made the society gradually lost its activity. The 1950s finally witnessed the dissolution of Tianyun Society.
<Tianyun Society’s Kunqu Opera Opern> is a set of materials specially compiled for the society’s practical use. Revised and transcribed by Wu Wanqing(1847—1927), a chief of the society, The first edition of the opern was printed and published in 1921 by the national musician Yang Yinliu(1899—1984). The opern provides a large amount of both popular and rare opera highlights in humble handwriting. With the distinguishing features of some time-honoured Kunqu Opera notations well conserved and recorded, the opern was recognized as a valuable piece of reference for Kunqu Opera studies. The book begins with Wu Wanqing’s essay <Instructions on Opern Reading>, which brings forward eight notations to identify the methodologies of pronunciation and phonological process: U、从、巳、吳、△、戈、□、閉. These notations are recognized as the prime standard and theoretical basis of Tianyun Society’s Kunqu Opera singing practice. To emphasize that, the cover pattern of this new edition are created based on Wu Wanqing’s handwriting of these notations.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

责任编辑:吕荣莉
Editor: Rongli Lv

书籍设计:何嘉砚
Editorial Design: Jiayan He

出版发行:上海辞书出版社
Publish: Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House

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