can anyone tell me what 前後鼓吹 means?
In context: 賜以秬鬯一卣。寵以前後鼓吹。知悉。
I grant you one vessel of black millet herb-flavoured liquor, and I proclaim my favour for you. Let it be known.
Something like this?
The emperor is conferring honours on one of his generals...前後鼓吹 seems to have something to do with court music...?