Nostalgia Triggered by Hometown Music
【人間社記者 Hu Qiao Er Taipei報導】 2017-10-19
  • 圖說:Mr. MingYu Wang, the first chair of the Taipei Chinese Orchestra played agile and graceful music of “Yangzhou Minor” with erhu. 人間社記者莊美昭攝

Music is the world’s most beautiful language. Mr. MingYu Wang, the first chair of the Taipei Chinese Orchestra (TCO), played the agile and graceful music of “Yangzhou Minor” with the Erhu instrument, embracing the local folk style. The Venerable Master Hsing Yun, who has been preaching over 60 years in Taiwan, always said he is a “monk from Yangzhou.” It is his style to preach and write in an easily understood way. As the Yangzhou music was playing, the Master was echoed with heavy nostalgia.

MingYu Wang said that the FGS Buddhist Hymn Music and the TCO had on one occasion performed together many years ago. The “Yangzhou Minor” played this time was composed of folk tunes from around Yangzhou area, collected by teacher ChangYao Zhu. The tune was agile and lovely with grace. It was very meaningful to play it at the Book Donation Ceremony of the “Complete Works of Venerable Master Hsing Yun” and the premiere of the documentary of “Humanistic Buddhism – A Beginner’s Mind.”

MingYu Wang expressed congratulations to Venerable Master Hsing Yun by playing this joyful music, and said “I chose to learn the flute at the beginning. However, I loved the erfu after getting into contact with it.”

(Translated by Judy Huang)