MAN-CHING DONALD YU

Man-Ching Donald Yu
Composer
-pianist



Publication and Discography


Selected Journal Publication/Book Chapter (2012-2015)
                                                                   

  • Yu, M.C. 2013. "Transformations of Diatonic Materials and Tonal Procedure in Ligeti's Etude No. 15 "White on White." New Sound: International Journal of Music 41: 117-138.
  • 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.

Score Publications (2012-2016)

  • Ballades for Four Seasons for soprano and chamber orchestra. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-321-7)
  • Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-322-4)
  • Symphony No. 2 "World" for orchestra and chorus. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-319-4)
  • Tower for clarinet and piano. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-320-0)
  • Clouds in my dream for piano and electronics. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-311-8)
  • Divine Image for two violins and soprano. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-312-5)
  • Lost in Civilization for chamber ensemble. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-313-2)
  • Polarity for cello solo. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-314-9)
  • Etude: Looping towards the point for piano. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-315-6)
  • Sunset in my homeland for clarinet, violin and piano. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-316-3)
  • Symphony no. 3 "Heavenly Justice". (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-309-5)
  • Calligraphic motion for trombone. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-308-8), Munich, Germany.
  • Contemplation for piano. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissug ISMN M-50098-299-9), Munich, Germany.
  • Snow for pipa and cello. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-310-1) Munich, Germany.
  • Winds from the South for clarinet, trumpet and piano. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-298-2) Munich, Germany
  • Purpling Skies for cello and piano. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-297-5) Munich, Germany
  • String Quartet No. 2 "Head on Vortex" (International Journal of Contemporary Composition, Vol. 21, ISSN 2304-4098) Israel.
  • Fishing in Snow for trumpet and piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0061, ISMN 979-0-707706-64-0)
  • Quantum Mysticism for piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0038, ISMN 979-0-707706-39-8)
  • Buiseorando for trombone and piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0052, ISMN 979-0-707706-51-0 )
  • Flaming Passion for flute, cello, and piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0042, ISMN 979-0-707706-41-1)
  • Fishing in Snow for trumpet and piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0038, ISMN 979-0-707706-39-8)
  • Sign of Spring for double bass and piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0036, ISMN 979-0-707706-37-4)
  • Spring Flower for flute, clarinet, and bassoon (Scherzo Editions, SE-0027, ISMN 979-0-707706-28-2 )
  • Tunneling for piano and electronics (Scherzo Editions, 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 )
  • The Great Wall for clarinet, bassoon and piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0060, ISMN 979-0-707706-61-9)
  • Blossoms for brass ensemble (Portugal: Scherzo Editions, SE-0058, ISMN 979-0-707706-59-6)
  • 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
  • Octet for Strings (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 417)
  • Nocturnal Reflection for flute and piano (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 426)
  • Organ Concerto: Nebula for chamber orchestra  (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 416)
  • 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)
  • O 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)
  • Trombone Quartet "Solemn Elegy" (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 365)
  • Horn Quartet "Solemn Elegy" (Winterpark, Fl: Wehr's Music House, WM No. 358)
  • 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, distributed by Subito Music Corperation.)

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
  • Octet for strings (Ukraine Octet Players)
  • Sunset in My Homeland for violin, clarinet, and piano
  • Disintegration for piano and electronics
  • Explosion for piano
  • Two Poems by Ya Hsien for baritone and piano
  • Breeze for flute
  • The Maximum Speed of Raphael's Madonna for flute and piano

Album Label: Millennium Master Vol. 6  (2015 December), ar-00024, Ablaze Records, United States.

  • String Quartet  No.2 "Heard on Vortex"