Sunny Spring (Yang Chun), like the melody White Snow (Bai Xue), has been noted as a lofty melody which may be too cultured to be appreciated by most people. The original ancient piece Yang Chun no longer exists. According to many Qin books, Yang Chun was re-composed during the Tang Dynasty, Gao Zong 高宗 period. This piece depicts the spring’s coming; soft wind, flowers blooming all over the mountains, warm sunshine, and a happy and peaceful atmosphere.
神奇秘譜: 臞仙按 琴史曰 "劉涓子善鼓琴 於郢中奏陽春白雪之曲" 琴集曰 "白雪師曠所作 商調曲也" 宋玉對楚襄曰 "陽春 白雪 曲彌高而合彌寡" 又 張華博物至曰 "天帝使素女鼓五弦之琴 奏陽春白雪之曲" 至唐高宗時 其曲絕焉 顯慶二年 命太常增修舊曲 呂才上言 "陽春白雪 調高合寡 宋玉以來 迄今千載 未能有者 今依琴中舊曲 定其宮商 而作是曲" 故有傳焉