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Yiyang Tune


Sort£ºTraditional Opera


Serial No.£º¢ô-5

Declarer£ºYiyang County, Jiangxi Province

¢ñ. Brief Description

The Yiyang tune -- one of the four great tunes from the Southern Opera (the other three are Yuyao, Kunshan and Haiyan tunes) -- played a significant role in the development of Chinese opera.

The Yiyang tune was formed at the end of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and the beginning of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in Yiyang County, Jiangxi Province. As early as the Yongle reign (1403-1424) of the Ming Dynasty, the Yiyang tune was not only prevalent in Jiangxi Province, but also in Anhui, Fujian, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces.

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