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English: The "Tempyō Biwa Fu" 天平琵琶譜 [Tempyō Lute Score], which is a single-sheet manuscript preserved at the Imperial Storehouse (Shōsōin 正倉院) at Nara in Japan. This is the oldest surviving example of Chinese lute music in Japan, being dated to circa 738. The sheet comprises a fragment of a single tune entitled "Fanjia Chong" 番假崇 in the "huangzhong diao" 黃鐘調 mode.
Date circa 738 AD
Source "Shōsōin no Gakki" 正倉院の楽器 [Musical Instruments of the Imperial Storehouse] (Tōkyo, 1967)
Author Unknown


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