Man-Ching Donald Yu



Publication and Discography

Journal Publication/Book Chapter (2012)

  • Yu, M.C. 2014. Some Transformational Aspects of Pentatonicism in Post-tonal Chinese Music. International Journal of Contemporary Composition, 9: 44-63. 
  • Yu, M.C. 2015. Pitch-class Analysis: Some Aspects of Ic1 and Ic5 Design in Ligeti's Piano Etudes. New Sound International Journal of Music, 43: 173-190.
  • Yu, M.C. 2013. Post-tonal Phenomena in Mozart's Late Music. Nasledje: Journal of Literature, Language, Arts and Culture, 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 International Journal of Music, 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 2006-2015

  • Winds from the South for clarinet, trumpet and piano. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-298-2)
  • Purpling Skies for cello and piano. (Verlag vierdreiunddreissig ISMN M-50098-297-5)
  • String Quartet No. 2 "Head on Vortex" (International Journal of Contemporary Composition, Vol. 21, ISSN 2304-4098)
  • Quantum Mysticism for piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0061)
  • 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 (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)


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: New String Quartet Composition Series (2015 May.), Ablaze Records, United States.

  • String Quartet  No.2 "Heard on Vortex" (Gulfstream string quartet, Ukraine)