送别 Farewell Song

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送别

“Songbie”(Chinese 送别, “Farewell Song”), is a song by Chinese artist Li Shutong. Li arranged the lyrics to the melody of the mid-19th century song “Dreaming of Home and Mother” by American composer John P. Ordway.  Li Shu Tong (1880-1942) is a famous Chinese painter, poet, calligrapher and musician (his most famous Chinese song is called “送别” which means “Farewell”.  In his later life, he became a very famous monk known as “Hong Yi Fa Shi.”    He learned calligraphy by writing Wei style mostly in the style of Zhang Meng Long.  After he became a monk, his calligraphy changed and he seldom wrote in the Wei style.  When Li Shu Tong was teaching music at Hang Zhou Number 1 Middle School in the 1920s, he wrote the above calligraphy work for my great-grandfather, Wu Jen Fei.  At that time, he was living at my great-grandfather’s house.  This is one of the calligraphy works that he gave to my great-grandfather.  On the painting, he wrote one of his pen names which is Li Ying.  My great-grandfather was also a big fan of Wei style.

 

李叔同先生临猛龙碑-书赠曾祖父吴剑飞

李叔同先生临猛龙碑-书赠曾祖父吴剑飞

李叔同先生临猛龙碑-书赠曾祖父吴剑飞

李叔同先生临猛龙碑-书赠曾祖父吴剑飞

李叔同先生是中国著名的书法家,画家和音乐教育家,后出家成为我国著名的僧人, 号弘一法师。 他的书法先学魏碑, 尤以张猛龙碑著称, 出家后书法为之变更,便很少书写魏碑体了。 这是他在杭州第一中学任教时, 写给我曾祖父吴剑飞的, 他当时还曾住在我曾祖父家, 这是其中之一,落款为李婴。 我曾祖父也非常喜欢魏碑。

 

送别

 

长亭外,古道边,芳草碧连天。

晚风拂柳笛声残,夕阳山外山。

天之涯,地之角,知交半零落。

一壶浊酒尽余欢,今宵别梦寒。