Yu, Donald

Man-Ching Donald Yu, Hong Kong born composer and pianist. The style of his recent music is characterized by amalgamation of post-minimalist and modernist traits which refine his latest personal voice, ...

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Breakthrough : for flute and accordion / Man-Ching Donald Yu

Publisher's number: 21538
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Flute and keyboard instrument
Scoring: fl acc
Duration: 6'00"
Number of players: 2
Year of composition: 2021
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Breakthrough is a dramatic process in which an obstacle or a barrier has been physically broken through. It can also refer to the sudden prominent discoveries and advancements achieved by humankind in science and technology. Yet, it is extremely crucial that our civilization could only be advanced with continuous breakthroughs of knowledges within our world. The music is delineated into two parts, the first part is more atmospheric in character. The material initiates with static pitch C, it then gradually unfolds and juxtaposes with different pitches while at the same time transforming into faster rhythmic gestures with more compact textures during the course of the first part. The music soon reaches its climax signifying the breakthrough process before beginning the next section which is characterized by fast moving gestures with sustained lines – various layers intermingling together as a continuous whole for generating different sound effects which are distinct from the previous section. Approaching the end of the piece, the music fades out fragmentally at extreme registrations.
Donald Yu

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