Man-Ching Donald Yu

MAN-CHING DONALD YU

Composer-pianist-theorist

Selected Compositions from 1999 to 2013

Orchestral Works:

  • Third Symphony "Heavenly Justice" for large winds ensemble, organ and piano (2013)-18'
  • Blossoms for brass ensemble (2012)-5'
  • Second Symphony "World"  for chorus, soloists and orchestra (2011)-20'
  • First Piano Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra (2011)-25'
  • From the Depth for mixed chorus, soprano solo, and orchestra (2010)-11'
  • Apocalypse for orchestra (2009)-8'30''
  • First Symphony for orchestra (2008)-20'
  • Organ Concerto for organ and chamber orchestra (2007)-16'
  • Reflections for trombones choir for trombone Choir (2006)-10'
  • The Persistence of Memory for orchestra (2006)-5'30''

Chamber Works

  • Capriccio for bass trombone solo (2014)-6'
  • Muse for horn and piano (2014)-8'
  • Lost in Civilization for chamber ensemble (2014)-9'
  • Wind from the South for trumpet, clarinet and piano (2014)-8'
  • Snow for cello and pipa (2014)-8'
  • String Quartet No. 2 "Head on Vortex" (2013)-9'
  • Calligraphic Motion for trombone (2013)-6'
  • In-between Play and Pluck for pipa,Yanqin, and sanxian (2013)-7' 
  • Buiseonrando for trombone and piano (2013)-7'
  • Queen of the Night's Purple Sky for cello and piano (2013)-8'
  • The Great Wall for clarinet, bassoon and piano (2012)-5'
  • Spring Flower for flute, clarinet, and bassoon (2012)-8'
  • Resurrectional Vision for organ and trombone (2012)-5'
  • Fishing in Snow for trumpet and piano (2012)-4'
  • Sign of Spring for double bass and piano (2012)-6'
  • Flaming Passion for flute, cello and piano (2012)-7'
  • Sunset in My Motherland for clarinet, violin and piano(2011)-10'
  • Bloom for Chinese dizi trio (2011)-4'30''
  • On Phoenix Terrace for xiao and piano (2011)-6'
  • On Hearing a Monk from Shu Playing His Lute for dizi, zheng, pipa, sanxian and erhu (2011)-7'
  • Breeze for solo flute (2011)-3'
  • Secret for solo violin (2011)-4'
  • Fancy for solo violin (2010)-8'
  • Chun (Spring) for erhu, xiao, and qin (2010)-10'
  • Wind and Rain for erhu and piano (2010)-5'30''
  • Recede and Surge for clarinet and piano (2010)-8'30''
  • The Vermilion Bird for violin and piano (2010)-7'
  • Primordial for piano quintet (2009)-24'
  • Piano Trio No.1 "Moody Rain" for flute, cello and piano(2009)-8'
  • Lamentation for cello and piano (2009)-5'
  • The Maximum Speed of Raphael's Madonna for flute and piano(2009)-5
  • Duo for cello and piano (2009)-7'
  • Octet for strings (2009)-9'
  • Three Bagatelles for violin and organ (2008)-10'
  • Memories for brass quartet (2009)-6'
  • The Refraction of Shadow for trombone and piano (2008)-7'
  • Brilliant Variations and Fantasy on a Chinese Folk Tune for violin and piano (2008)-10'
  • Autumn Elegy II for guitar, violin and piano (2006)-5'
  • Frankenstein for organ/cello and piano (2006)-5'
  • Sonata "Echo" for oboe solo (2006)-8'
  • Imaginary Conversation for violin and piano (2005)-6'20''
  • Recalling from Dream for trumpet and piano (2005)-4'
  • Duet "Argument" for violin and cello (2004)-4'
  • Illusion for oboe and piano (2003)-5'25''
  • Dark Rhapsody for cello and piano (2003)-4'22''
  • In the Dark Mist for clarinet and piano (2002)-6'
  • Apparition for string quartet (2002)-8'30''
  • Choral: Recalling for brass quintet (2002)-5'
  • String Quartet No.1 "Four Seasonal Sketches" (2001)-9'
  • Fuga for string quartet (2001)-4'
  • Four Souvenirs for wind quintet (2001)-10'
  • Concert Rhapsody for violin and piano (2001)-8'
  • Autumn Elegy for violin and piano (2001)-5'
  • Dialogue for two violins (2000)-10'

Arrangements:

  • Two Hymns Arrangements: The Gift of Love, Jesus Loved Each Little Child for orchestra (Rearrangement) (2012)-6'
  • Jubilee Song for orchestra (Rearrangement) (2010)-4'

Instrumental Solo and electro-acoustic Works

  • Etude: Looping Towards the Point for piano (2014)-4'
  • Divertimento "Chromatic Fantasy" for organ (2013)-4'
  • Emotional Wave for Piano Duo (2012)-7'
  • Tunneling for piano and electronics (2012)-5'
  • Quantum Mysticism for piano (2011)-4'
  • Clouds in My Dream for piano and electronics (2011)-7'
  • Contemplation for piano (2010)-9'
  • Revelation Fantasy for chamber organ (2010)-7'
  • Nine Dragons for piano(2010)-7'
  • Three Sketches for piano (2009)-6'
  • Disintegration for piano and electronics (2008)-7'
  • Hallucination for piano (2008)-15'
  • Three Characteristic Pieces for piano duet (2007)-6'
  • Organic Synthesis for piano (2007)-6'
  • Explosion for piano (2007)-4'
  • In Memoriam of J.S. Bach for harpsichord (2007)-4'15''
  • Twelve Preludes for organ (2006)-15'
  • Mystical Aria for organ (2006)-3'
  • Meditation for organ (2006)-3'
  • Toccata Fantastique for organ (2006)-3'
  • Etude "Birds" for piano (2006)-3'
  • Shivering for double bass (2005)-3'
  • Ode for flute (2005)-3'
  • Two Pieces for clarinet (2004)-6'30''
  • Four Little Piano Pieces or piano (2004)-6'
  • Uncertainty for piano (2004)-4'30''
  • Fantasy on"The Lady of Shalott" for piano (2003)-6'41''
  • Ten Variations on a Chinese Folk Song "Home-sickness" for piano (2003)-9'
  • Sonata No.5"Ionization" for piano (2003)-4'
  • Toccata for piano (2003)-3'11''
  • Hell and Heaven for piano (2003)-6'26''
  • Sonata No.4"Chaos" for piano (2002)-4'35''
  • Five Miniatures for piano (2001)-5'
  • Sonata No.3 "Aggressive" for piano (2001)-7'
  • Song without Words for piano (2000)-4'
  • Sonata No.2"Humoresque" for piano (2000)-10'
  • Sonata No.1"Grand Concert Fantasy" for piano (1999-2000)-9'
  • Brilliant Humorous Waltz for piano (2000)-3'
  • Cantabile for violin (1999)-9'

 Vocal, Choral Works and Opera

  • I call on You, O Lord for SA choir (2014)-3'
  • Divine Image for two violins and soprano (2014)-8'
  • Ballades of Four Seasons for soprano and chamber orchestra (2013)-10'
  • An One Act Opera "The Harmfulness of Tobacco" (2012)-16'
  • Grass for erhu, countertenor and piano (2012)-3'
  • Three Tang Poems for a cappella choir (2012)-8'
    • Parting Wish
    • Loneliness
    • A Moonlit Night
  • Drinking Alone Under the Moon for mezzo-soprano and piano (2011)-4'
  • Hymn of Praise for children choir (2011)-4'
  • Two sacred songs for soprano and piano(2010)-6'
    • God's Glory in Creation
    • The Law of the Lord
  • Requiem Mass for SATB mixed Choir, soprano solo, mezzo-soprano solo, tenor solo, bass solo, and piano (2009)-45'
  • A Chamber Opera in One Act "The Death of the Hired Man? for mezzo-soprano, tenor and piano (2009)-18'
  • Three Sensual Love Poems  for mezzo-soprano and piano (2009)-7'
    • Love's Draft
    • Summer Doorway
    • Ancient Egyptian Lyric
  • Oculus Non Vidit for a cappella SATB mixed Choir (2008)-3'
  • Four Dramatic Chinese Poems by Wong Kin Kwok for tenor and piano (2008)-12'
    • Praying
    • The Shadow of My Dream
    • Tomorrow
    • The Creation
  • Five Poems by Yosano Akiko for soprano and piano (2008)-7'
    • Tiny Golden Bird
    • Crossed My Mind
    • In the Soft Darkness
    • Not Speaking of the Way
    • Left On the Beach
  • Five Poems by Ya Hsien for baritone and piano (2007)-15'
    • Zao Chen "The Morning"
    • Ge "Ode"
    • De Ceng Yin "The Recitation of the Stratum"
    • Si Wang Hang Xing "The Voyage of Death"
    • Yuan Yang Gan Jue "The Feeling of the Far Ocean"
  • Four Lyrical Chinese Poems by Wong Kin Kwok for soprano and piano (2007) 9'
    • yang ming shan ye you "Wandering at the Yang Ming Mountain"
    • Wen Tian "Inquiring the Sky"
    • Qiu zhi shi luo "The Suffering in Autumn"
    • Xin Yu "The Deepest voice of My Heart"
  • Five Love Poems from Ancient to Modern times for soprano and piano (2007)15'
    • Starlight
    • I used up this body
    • With a Flower
    • Collect Beads of Night
    • The Morning
  • A Polish Poem "Everything" for soprano and piano(2007)-4'
  • Two Chinese Poems by Ya Hsien for baritone and piano (2007)-6'
    • Autumn Song
    • The Blue Well
  • O Virtus Sapientiae for a Capella (2007)-3'
  • Zwei Lyrisches Intermezzi for soprano and piano (2006)-6'
    • Ein Juengling liebt ein Maedchen
    • Du liebst mich nicht
  • An Anthem: Our Father for a Capella SATB choir(2006)-2'
  • Psalm No.63 for chorus SSA and piano (2005)-5'
  • Sonnet No.104 by William Shakespeare for mezzo-soprano and piano (2003)-3'
  • Two Dramatic Art Songs from Shakespeare and Byron for soprano and piano (2002)-8'
    • Death from Measure for Measure III
    • I Saw Thee Weep
  • Five Japanese Lyrics for soprano and piano (2001)-15'
    • Human Life
    • Snow
    • In a Beautiful Night
    • On the Shore of the Nagara River
    • Swallow
  • Zwei Rosen for baritone and Piano (2000)-3'
  • Ode on Nature for soprano and piano (2000)-3'