A Bilingual Chart of Common Chinese Instrument Names

The following post is by TSENG Tzu-Chia from the RISM working group Chinese Language Region:

2018/08 RISM-CLR Completed the Paper Presentation in 2018 IAML Annual Conference and Presented the “Bilingual Chart of Common Chinese Instrument Names”

The 2018 IAML annual conference was held in Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig from 23 to 27 July, more than 500 librarians, archivists and scholars all over the world came to participated in the conference. After the presentations of 2015 and 2017, RISM-CLR presented a paper titled “Cataloging Standard and Translating Unification of Chinese Musical Compositions” this year and proposed a solution to the problems that we faced over the past few years, and attracted great attention.

Chinese traditional instrumental works are an important part of contemporary music in the Chinese language region, but the translation of Chinese traditional instruments has been a matter of concern. As a result, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music held a forum in April 2018. The leading person YAN Huichang is the artistic director of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and the participants included composers, performers, musicologists, and administrative staff who work in Chinese orchestras from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. These were WANG Jianmin, the former director of the Department of Chinese Traditional Instruments of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music; WU Qiang, a virtuoso Liuqin performer; JIANG Ying, LU Yun, and CHAN Ming-Chi, composers from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong whose works focus on the use of Chinese traditional instruments; CHIN Man-wah, the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra; Christopher Pak, a professor of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, and the Head of Research of the TENG Company WANG Chenwei, to join the discussions. After the forum, they drafted a proposal for “Bilingual Chart of Common Chinese Instrument Names” and established the “Committee for the Abbreviation of Chinese Musical Instrument Names,” which is responsible for revising and updating the concordance periodically and provide it to RISM, Chinese traditional orchestras, and music libraries and archives all over the world as a reference. By so doing, it can not only standardize the names of Chinese instruments and their English translation but also provide a more precise way to describe the instruments, since the Chinese orchestras, music libraries and archives could use this concordance as a reference for their future works.

For now, we have already finished both the Chinese and English versions of this concordance, and we are more than happy to provide it to RISM as a reference for the use of Chinese instruments. We hope that there will be more and more libraries and archives using this document in the future. With the standardized naming system and standardized translation from Chinese to English, it could ease the confusion and language barriers, as well as to promote more Chinese music to the world.

The Bilingual Chart of Common Chinese Instrument Names is here.

2018/08 RISM華語區工作小組於IAML萊比錫會議進行發表並提出《常用中國樂器中英文對照表與縮略語表》

2018年度國際音樂圖書館、檔案館與文獻中心協會(IAML)年會會議於7月23-27日在萊比錫孟德爾頌音樂與戲劇學院召開,共有來自世界各地500多位學者前來共襄盛舉。繼2015年、2017年分別對於建構華人作曲家手稿檔案提出現況與探討,今年RISM華語區工作小組以「中文音樂作品的著錄規範與譯名統整—挑戰與解決方針」為題,針對實際執行所面臨的問題提出了解決方案,並於會議中發表,獲得與會人員的諸多迴響,鼓勵我們繼續精益求精。

華人音樂家的創作裡,民族器樂作品是很重要的一部分,但是在RISM的編目工作上,中國傳統樂器的譯名一直困擾著工作小組。因此,2018年4月,工作小組成員之一的上海音樂學院召開了一個學術會議,由香港中樂團藝術總監暨指揮家閻惠昌主導,邀請上海音樂學院前民樂系主任王建民,柳琴演奏家暨指揮吳強,北京、臺灣與香港民族器樂作曲家姜瑩、陸枟以及陳明志,香港中樂團行政總監錢敏華,香港演藝學院音樂學科系主任白得雲,以及新加坡鼟樂團研究部主任王辰威,共同討論解決方案,最終擬定一份《常用中國樂器中英文對照表與縮略語表》,同時成立「中國樂器名稱縮略語編輯委員會」,對該份表單定期進行修訂,提供給RISM、華人地區各民族管弦樂團以及全世界的音樂圖書館與檔案館做參考。這份由職業樂團、指揮家與作曲家共同擬定的表單,在實務上更能符合華語區在當代傳統器樂創作的現況;RISM華語區工作小組衷心期望,此表能夠對於各音樂圖書館與檔案館於中國民族器樂作品編目上有所助益,在面臨中國傳統樂器的譯名時亦能有所參考。

《常用中國樂器中英文對照表與縮略語表》連結在此

 

2018/08 RISM华语区工作小组于IAML莱比锡会议进行发表并提出《常用中国乐器中英文对照表与缩略语表》

2018年度国际音乐图书馆、档案馆与文献中心协会(IAML)年会会议于7月23-27日在莱比锡门德尔颂音乐与戏剧学院召开,共有来自世界各地500多位学者前来共襄盛举。继2015年、2017年分别对于建构华人作曲家手稿档案提出现况与探讨,今年RISM华语区工作小组以「中文音乐作品的著录规范与译名统整—挑战与解决方针」为题,针对实际执行所面临的问题提出了解决方案,并于会议中发表,获得与会人员的诸多回响,鼓励我们继续精益求精。

华人音乐家的创作里,民族器乐作品是很重要的一部分,但是在RISM的编目工作上,中国传统乐器的译名一直困扰着工作小组。因此,2018年4月,工作小组成员之一的上海音乐学院召开了一个学术会议,由香港中乐团艺术总监暨指挥家阎惠昌主导,邀请上海音乐学院前民乐系主任王建民,柳琴演奏家暨指挥吴强,北京、台湾与香港民族器乐作曲家姜莹、陆枟以及陈明志,香港中乐团行政总监钱敏华,香港演艺学院音乐学科系主任白得云,以及新加坡鼟乐团研究部主任王辰威,共同讨论解决方案,最终拟定一份《常用中国乐器中英文对照表与缩略语表》,同时成立「中国乐器名称缩略语编辑委员会」,对该份窗体定期进行修订,提供给RISM、华人地区各民族管弦乐团以及全世界的音乐图书馆与档案馆做参考。这份由职业乐团、指挥家与作曲家共同拟定的窗体,在实务上更能符合华语区在当代传统器乐创作的现况;RISM华语区工作小组衷心期望,此表能够对于各音乐图书馆与档案馆于中国民族器乐作品编目上有所帮助,在面临中国传统乐器的译名时亦能有所参考。

《常用中国乐器中英文对照表与缩略语表》连结在此

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