MAN-CHING DONALD YU

余文正博士
Dr. Man-Ching Yu Donald, Ph.D.
Composer, pianist, music educator

Publication and Discography

Selected Journal Publication/Book Chapter (2012-2017)                                                                   

  • 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.
  • Yu, M. C. (2017). Interpreting Some Transformational Aspects of Pentatonicism and Post-tonal Chinese Music on Dual Interval Space. The Orient in Music-Music of the Orient, 201-221. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Publications by Donemus, Netherland (2022-)

  • Circle of Life for viola and piano (2022)
  • Breakthrough for accordion and flute (2021)
  • Psalm 136"Hymn of Thanksgiving" for SA a cappella choir (2021)
  • Narrow Blue Circle for 2 violins (2021)
  • Desolation and Water Droplets for soprano/mezzo-soprano and piano (2021)
  • We are in Darkness for soprano and piano (2021)
  • Orinoco for cello and saxophone (2020)
  • Spiral for flute (2019)
  • Ring for harp and piano (2019) 
  • Diffuser for violin, trumpet and piano (2019) 
  • Expansion for piano (2018)
  • Sensitivity for saxophone quarte (2017)
  • Rippling for clarinet choir (2016)
  • Twilight High-Rise for trumpet and piano (2016)
  • Listen to Me, O Lord for organ and SATB (2016)
  • Force for bassoon and zheng (2015)
  • Tower for clarinet and piano (2015)
  • Polarity for cello solo (2015)
  • Ballades for Four Seasons for soprano and chamber orchestra (2015)
  • Divine Image for two violins and soprano (2014)
  • Lost in Civilization for chamber ensemble (2014)
  • I call on You, O Lord for SA choir (2014)
  • Double Concerto "Urban Amber" for harmonica, zhong yuen, and Chinese orchestra (2014)
  • Etude: Looping Towards the Point for piano (2014)
  • Capriccio for bass trombone (2014)
  • Divine Image for two violins and soprano (2014)
  • Snow for pipa and cello (2014)
  • Winds from the South for clarinet, trumpet and piano (2014)
  • Muse for trombone and piano (2014)
  • Symphony of Winds "Heavenly Justice" for wind ensemble, piano and organ (2013)
  • Calligraphic motion for trombone (2013)
  • In-between Play and Pluck for pipa, yanqin, and sanxian (2013)
  • One Act Opera "The Harmfulness of Tobacco" for tenor and orchestra(2012)
  • Grass for erhu, mezzo-soprano and piano (2012)
  • Three Tang Poems for a cappella choir (2012)
  • Resurrectional Vision for organ and trombone (2012)
  • First Piano Concerto (2011)
  • Symphony No. 2 "World" for orchestra and chorus (2011) 
  • Sunset in my homeland for clarinet, violin and piano (2011)
  • Clouds in My Dream for piano and electronics (2011)
  • Drinking Alone Under the Moon for mezzo-soprano and piano (2011)
  • Hymn of Praise for children choir (2011)
  • On Phoenix Terrace for xiao and piano (2011)
  • Three Sketches for piano (2011)
  • Revelation Fantasy for organ/chamber organ (2010)
  • Nine Dragons for piano (2010)
  • Two Sacred Songs for soprano and piano (2010)
  • Fancy for solo violin (2010)
  • Wind and Rain for erhu and piano (2010)
  • Vermilion Bird for violin and piano (2010)
  • Chamber Requiem for SATB choir, soprano solo, mezzo-soprano solo, tenor solo, bass solo, and piano (2009)
  • A Chamber Opera in one act "The Death of the Hired Man" for mezzo-soprano, tenor and piano (2009)
  • Three Sensual Love Poems for mezzo-soprano and piano (2009)
  • Piano Trio "Moody Rain" for flute, cello and piano (2009)
  • Memories for brass quartet (2009)
  • Primordial for piano quintet (2009)
  • Lamentation for cello and piano (2009)
  • Duo for cello and piano (2009)
  • Symphony No. 1 for orchestra (2008)
  • Hallucination for piano (2008)
  • Four Dramatic Chinese Poems for tenor and piano (2008)
  • Five Poems by Yosano Akiko for soprano and piano (2008)
  • Three Bagatelles for violin and organ (2008)
  • Brilliant Variations and Fantasy on a Chinese Folk Tune for violin and piano (2008)
  • Organ Concerto "Nebula" for organ and chamber orchestra (2007)
  • Three Characteristic Pieces for piano 4-hands (2007)
  • Explosion for piano (2007)
  • Five Poems by Ya Hsien for baritone and piano (2007)
  • Four Lyrical Chinese Poems for soprano and piano (2007)
  • Five Love Poems from Ancient to Modern Times for soprano and piano (2007)
  • Two Poems by Ya Hsien for baritone and piano (2007)
  • Sonata "Echo" for oboe (2006)
  • Twelve Preludes for organ (2006)
  • Frankenstein for organ and cello (2006)
  • Imaginary Conversation for violin and piano (2006)
  • Psalm No. 63 for SSA choir and piano (2005)
  • Ten Variations on a Chinese Folk Song "Homesickness" for piano (2003)
  • Sonata No. 4 "Chaos" for piano (2002)
  • Five Japanese Lyrics for soprano and piano (2001)
  • String Quartet No. 1 " Four Seasonal Sketches" (2001)
  • Five Miniatures for piano (2001)

Donemus Records (Forthcoming 2022-)

  • Rippling for clarinet choir
  • Blossoms for brass ensemble
  • Second Symphony “World” for chorus and orchestra
  • Twilight High-Rise for trumpet and piano
  • Tower for clarinet and piano
  • Polarity for cello
  • Lost in Civilization for chamber ensemble
  • Wind from the South for trumpet, clarinet and piano
  • The Great Wall for clarinet, bassoon, and piano
  • Fishing in Snow for trumpet and piano
  • Fancy for solo violin
  • The Vermilion Bird for violin and piano
  • Lamentation for cello and piano
  • Duo for cello and piano
  • Three Bagatelles for violin and organ
  • Imaginary Conversation for violin and piano
  • Tunnelling for piano and electronics
  • Clouds in My Dream for piano and electronics
  • Contemplation for piano
  • Nine Dragons for piano
  • Ten Variations on Chinese Folk Song “Home-sickness” for piano
  • Three Sensual Love Poems for mezzo-soprano and piano
  • Five Poems by Ya Hsien for baritone and piano
  • Five Love Poems from Ancient to Modern Times for Mezzo-soprano and piano
  • Apocalypse for orchestra
  • Buiseonrando for trombone and piano
  • Chamber Opera “The Death of Hired Man” for mezzo-soprano, tenor and piano
  • Chamber Requiem for solo voices, mixed choir and piano
  • Divertimento “Chromatic Fantasy” for organ
  • Drinking Alone under the Moon for mezzo-soprano and piano
  • Flaming Passion for cello, flute and piano
  • Force for bassoon and zheng
  • Listen to me Lord for mixed choir and organ
  • Phoenix Terrace for dizi and piano
  • Twelve Preludes for organ
  • Recalling from Dream for trumpet and piano
  • Sensitivity for Saxophone quartet
  • Spring Flower for woodwind trio
  • Wind and Rain for erhu and piano
  • Double Concerto “Urban Amber” for Zhong Yuen, Harmonica and Chinese Orchestra
  • Oneness for flute and piano
  • Hallucination for piano
  • Disintegration for piano and tape
  • Divine Image for mezzo-soprano and two violins
  • Big Yellow Circle for violin and bass

Other Repertoires:
  • Schubert D. 960, D. 899 no.1, D. 946 no.2

Other Score Publications (2010-2022)

  • Transformations for clarinet (Universal Edition UES 102350-000)(2022) Vienna
  • Die Betrachtung for piano (Universal Edition UES 102469-410)(2022) Vienna
  • Die emotionale Welle for piano 4-hands duo (Universal Edition UES 102558-411)(2022) Vienna
  • Swing Low for saxophone and piano (Babelscores ISMN 979-0-2325-5703-8) (2021) France
  • Split for two pianos (Babelscores ISMN 979-0-2325-5038-1) (2020) France
  • Oneness for flute and piano (Babelscores ISMN 979-0-2325-3515-9) (2019) France
  • Pointing for bassoon and contrabasson (Babelscores ISMN 979-0-2325-4399-4) (2020) France
  • Big Yellow Circle for violin and bass (Babelscores ISMN 979-0-2325-3951-5) (2019) France
  • Convergence for violin and cello (Babelscores ISMN 979-0-2325-3824-2) (2019) France
  • Emergence for piano trio (Babelscores ISMN 979-0-2325-3342-1)(2018) France
  • Dilating for trombone choir (Babelscores ISMN 979-0-2325-3341-4)(2018) France
  • Higher Dimensioning for percussion ensemble (Babelscores ISMN 979-0-2325-3340-7)(2018) France
  • Traversing for organ (Babelscores ISMN 970-0-2325-3331-5)(2018) France
  • String Quartet No. 2 "Head On Vortex" (Da Vinci Edition DV 10890)(2018) Italy/Japan
  • Momentary Suspension for pipa and string quartet (Da Vinci Edition DV 10885)(2018) Italy/Japan
  • Disintegration for piano and electronics (Da Vinci Edition DV 20867)(2018) Italy/Japan
  • Octet for string (Da Vinci Edition DV 10869)(2018) Italy/Japan
  • From the Depth for SATB chorus and orchestra (Da Vinci Edition DV 10868)(2018) Italy/Japan
  • Merging and Diverging for viola (Da Vinci Edition DV 10870)(2018) Italy/Japan
  • Fishing in Snow for trumpet and piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0061, ISMN 979-0-707706-64-0)
  • Recede and Surge for clarinet and piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0103)
  • Purple Sky for cello and piano (Scherzo Editions, SE-0164)
  • Apocalypse for orchestra (Scherzo Editions, SE-0131)
  • 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 serie
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Sonata No. 2 "Humoresque" for piano
  • Sonata No. 4 "Chaos" for piano
  • Hell and Heaven for piano
  • Dark Rhapsody for cello and piano
  • Illusion for oboe and piano
  • Five Japanese Lyrics for soprano and piano
  • Uncertainty for piano
  • Fantasy on "The Lady of Shalott" for piano
  • Five Miniatures for piano
  • William Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 104 for mezzo-soprano and piano

 

  • 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 with Jimmy Chan)    
  • Octet for strings (Ukraine Octet Players)
  • Sunset in My Homeland for violin, clarinet, and piano (Equinox Trio)
  • 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), ar0024, Ablaze Records, United States. 
  • String Quartet  No.2 "Heard on Vortex

  • Album Label: Two Days and Two Nights of New Music-The International Festival of Modern Art 2008-2018, the Association New Music, Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Emergence (2017) for clarinet, violin and piano (Senza Sforzando Ensemble)

  • Album Label: ZAYIN I (2019), Phasma Music 013, Europe.
  • Oneness (2017) for flute and piano (flute, Iwona Glinka; piano, Vicky Stylianou)

  • Album Label: New Music for Solo Piano (2021), Phasma Music 039, Europe.
  • Expansion (2018) for piano (piano, Tamara Licheli)

  • Album Label: MEM (2021), Phasma Music 045, Europe.
  • Spiral (2019) for flute (flute, Iwona Glinka)