Man-Ching Donald Yu

MAN-CHING DONALD YU

COMPOSER-pianist-theorist

Publication and Discography


Journal Publication/Book Chapter (2012)
                                                                                    

  • Yu, M.C. 2015. Pitch-class Analysis: Some Aspects of Ic1 and Ic5 Design in Ligeti's Piano Etudes. New Sound 43 (Forth-coming)
  • Yu, M.C. 2013. Post-tonal Phenomena in Mozart's Late Music. Nasledje 25: 9-22.
  • Yu, M.C. 2013. Transformations of Diatonic Materials and Tonal Procedures in Ligeti's Etude No. 15 "White on White. New Sound 41: 117-138. (The project is supported by HKIEd start-up research grant 2012).
  • Yu, M.C. (2013). Motivic Organizations in Joseph Schwantner's Distant Runes and Incantations. Milos Zatkalik, Denis Collins, Milena Medic, Histories and Narratives of Music Analysis (420-450). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Publications from 2006-2014

  • Buiseorando for trombone and piano (Scherzo Edition, SE-0052, ISMN 979-0-707706-51-0 )
  • Flaming Passion for flute, cello, and piano (Scherzo Edition, SE-0042, ISMN 979-0-707706-41-1)
  • Fishing in Snow for trumpet and piano (Scherzo Edition, SE-0038, ISMN 979-0-707706-39-8)
  • Sign of Spring for double bass and piano (Scherzo Edition, SE-0036, ISMN 979-0-707706-37-4)
  • Spring Flower for flute, clarinet, and bassoon (Scherzo Edition, SE-0027, ISMN 979-0-707706-28-2 )
  • Tunneling for piano and electronics (Scherzo Edition, SE-0032, ISMN 979-0-707706-34-3 )
  • The Maximum Speed of Raphael's Madonna for flute and piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0026, ISMN 979-0-707706-02-2 )
  • Divertimento "Chromatic Fantasy" for organ (Scherzo Editions: SE-0035, ISMN 979-0-707706-36-7 )
  • Air for chamber orchestra (published by Scherzo Edition, forth-coming)
  • Apocalypse for orchestra (published by Scherzo Edition, forth-coming)
  • The Great Wall for clarinet, bassoon and piano (published by Scherzo Edition, forth-coming)
  • Blossoms for brass ensemble (published by Scherzo Edition, forth-coming)
  • Recede and Surge for clarinet and piano (published by Scherzo Edition, forth-coming)
  • Quantum Mysticism for piano (published by Scherzo Edition, forth-coming)
  • Emotional Waves for piano 4-hands (Bavaria, Germany: Helm & Baynov Verlag, HB 7514)
  • Breeze for flute (Italy: Edizioni Sconfinarte, New Music Without Borders series II, ES 541)
  • Secret for violin (Italy: Edizioni Sconfinarte, New Music Without Borders series I, ES 427)
  • Nocturnal Reflection for flute and piano (Wehr's Music House. WM No. 426)
  • Organ Concerto: Nebula for organ and chamber orchestra (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 416)
  • Octet for strings (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 417)
  • Three Bagatelles for violin and organ (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 409)
  • Requiem Aeternam for mixed choir and piano (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 403)
  • Duo for cello and piano (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 408)
  • Our Father "The Lord's Prayer" for mixed choir (Cambridge, MA: Zimbel Press, No.80101263)
  • Virtus Sapientiae for SATB mixed Choir (Cambridge, MA: Zimbel Press, No.80101264)
  • Oculus non vidit for SATB mixed Choir (Cambridge, MA: Zimbel Press, No. 80101277)
  • Psalm 23 for high voices and piano (HK: Hong Kong Church Music Service Limited, SM-E263)
  • Recalling from Dream for trumpet and piano (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 345)
  • Reflection for Trombone Choir (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No.391)
  • The Refraction of Shadow for trombone and piano (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 397)
  • Three Organ Pieces: Meditation, Mystical Aria, Toccata Fantastique (Cambridge, MA: Zimbel Press, No. 80101246)

Publications of Earlier Works (2005)

  • Dark Rhapsody for cello and piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00122)
  • String Quartet No. 1 "Four Seasonal Sketches" (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00121)
  • William Shakespeare's Sonnet 104 for mezzo-soprano and piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00075)
  • Sonata No. 1 "Grand Concert Fantasy" for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00069)
  • Brilliant Humorous Waltz for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00078)
  • Two Dramatic Art Songs for soprano and piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00089)
  • Dialogue for two violins (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00086)
  • Duet "Argument" for violin and cello (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00083)
  • Sonata No. 5 "Ionization" for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00080)
  • Vier Kleine Klavier Stuecke (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00084)
  • Ten Variations on a Chinese Folk Song Theme "Home-sickness" for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc.No. 00074)
  • Uncertainty for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00070)
  • Zwei Rosen for baritone and piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00119)
  • Sonata No. 3 "Aggressive" for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00088)
  • Toccata for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00077)
  • Two Pieces for clarinet (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00087)
  • Hell and Heaven for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00082)
  • Fantasy on "The Lady of Shalott" for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00081)
  • Song without Words for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00076)
  • Sonata No. 2 "Humoresque" for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00071)
  • Five Miniatures for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00089)
  • Sonata No. 4 "Chaos" for piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00079)
  • Chorale: Recalling for brass quintet (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00052)
  • Autumn Elegy for violin and piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00051)
  • Illusion for oboe and piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00126)
  • Four Souvenirs for wind quintet (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00125)
  • Fuga for string quartet (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00124)
  • String Quartet No. 2 "Apparition" (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00127)
  • Five Japanese Lyrics for soprano and piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00120)
  • Ode on Nature for soprano and piano (Richfield: Gold Branch Music, Inc. No. 00141)

Discographies

Album Label: Illusion: Music of Man-Ching Donald Yu (2006) ZR 113, Zimbel Records, Massachusetts,United States

  • Sonata No. 1 "Grand Concert Fantasy" for piano (pianist: Donald Yu)
  • Sonata No. 2 "Humoresque" for piano (pianist: Donald Yu)
  • Sonata No. 4 "Chaos" for piano (pianist: Donald Yu)
  • Hell and Heaven for piano (pianist: Donald Yu)
  • Dark Rhapsody for cello and piano (pianist: Donald Yu; cellist: Jeremy Shih)
  • Illusion for oboe and piano (pianist: Donald Yu; oboe: Euridice M. Alvarez Izcoa)
  • Five Japanese Lyrics for soprano and piano(pianist: Donald Yu; soprano: Kristi Foster)
  • Uncertainty for piano (pianist: Donald Yu)
  • Fantasy on "The Lady of Shalott" for piano (pianist: Donald Yu)
  • Five Miniatures for piano (pianist: Donald Yu)
  • William Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 104 for mezzo-soprano and piano (pianist: Donald Yu; mezzo-soprano: Xia Heng)

Album Label: Surrealistic Soundscapes (2012 Nov.), TROY 1378, Albany Records, New York.

  • First Symphony for orchestra (Lugansk Academic Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • From the Depth for soprano, chorus and orchestra (Opera Hong Kong Chorus, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra)
  • Octet for strings (Ukraine Octet Players)
  • Sunset in My Homeland for violin, clarinet, and piano (Equinox Trio)
  • Disintegration for piano and electronics (pianist: Donald Yu)
  • Explosion for piano (pianist: Donald Yu)
  • Two Poems by Ya Hsien for baritone and piano (pianist: Donald Yu; baritone: Caleb Woo)
  • Breeze for flute (flute: Edwin Yu)
  • The Maximum Speed of Raphael's Madonna for flute and piano(pianist: Donald Yu; flute Bonnie Chun)