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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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Sunset in My Homeland : for violin, clarinet and piano / Man-Ching Donald Yu

Publisher's number: 21555
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Instruments: vn cl pf
Remarks: Commissioned by Equinox Trio (Malta) on the Peace Band’s 150th anniversary. Premiere: Equinox Trio (Tricia Dawn Williams, piano; Lino Priotta, clarinet; Tatjana Chircop, violin). Music Across 5000 miles, “Palazzo Victoria,” Victory Square at the Peace Band Club in Naxxar, Malta. (8th–9th June, 2012).
Duration: 6'00"
Number of players: 3
Year of composition: 2011
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
The piece is dedicated to the Equinox Trio on the Peace Band’s 150th anniversary. The music is inspired by the contemporary Chinese painting, Sunset (2001), by Zhang Guanghai, and yet at the same time, I imagine that such beautiful and dream-like scene has always been taking place in my homeland since I was young. The piece begins with quiet and calm clarinet solo, juxtaposing with piano gestural materials at high register, and soon the violin joins in as if representing some special colour effects in the painting. The three instruments generate mysterious tone colours at the beginning and the last sections, corresponding to the rather dark colours in the painting. The music gradually surges to a climax near the central section by saturating more chromatic tones at higher registers, depicting the vibrant colour effect being reflected in the painting. Nonetheless, various Chinese colours are fused with exuberant rhythmic gestures for synthesizing my own voice.
Man-Ching Yu Donald

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