composer

Yu, Donald

Man-Ching Donald Yu (余文正) (b.1980), Hong Kong born composer and pianist. His recent music is refined by the interweaving of post-minimalist and modernist traits; subtle transformation of various musical parameters ...

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composition

Nine Dragons : for piano / Man-Ching Yu Donald

Publisher's number: 21573
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Scoring: pf
Remarks: 21st of October 2010, Lembaga Indonesia Prancis Yogyakarta Yogyakarta Contemporary Music Festival, Indonesia | Angelica Liviana, piano.
Duration: 6'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 2010
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Nine Dragons is a single movement concert piano piece. It is inspired by the Chinese painting The Nine Dragons which was painted by Chen Rong in 1244 AD during the Sung Dynasty. In the piece, there are nine sections and each section represents each dragon. Throughout the piece, the technique of abstract variation is employed. The middle sections of the piece are articulated by some textural contrasts for becoming more pointillistic and a preceding climax is featured by saturating with dramatic double octaves in which developing variations take place. After the climax, a passage full of ostinato emerges and the ostinato cells are mainly derived from the motivic cell at the beginning of the piece. Generally speaking, numerous Chinese colours are involved in the whole piece and those colours are more often juxtaposed and blended with atonal languages for generating my unique personal voice.
Donald Yu

Sheet Music
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