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 ...

related works

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Three movements : for saxophone quartet, 1986 / Pieter Hermsen

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Scoring: 4sax

I like rats, but I don't like Haydn : for saxophone quartet, 1981, rev. '83 / Chiel Meijering

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Subgenre: Saxophone
Scoring: 4sax

Imbroglian fugue : for saxophone quartet, 2005 / Peter van Onna

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Subgenre: Saxophone
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composition

Sensitivity : for saxophone quartet / Man-Ching Yu Donald

Publisher's number: 21679
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Scoring: sax-s sax-a sax-t sax-bar
Remarks: Commissioned by Ardemus Saxophone Quartet. First Performance: February 3rd, 2019 | Ardemus Saxophone Quartet, Jonge Meesters Wilp series. Dorpskerk Wilp, Netherlands.
Duration: 7'00"
Number of players: 4
Year of composition: 2017
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Sensitivity was written for Ardemus Saxophone Quartet. The music is inspired by a series of artworks by German contemporary artist Heike Schmidt. The artwork reflects the sensitivity of the artist’s inner conflicts of thoughts, feelings and emotions, and these are characterized by contrasted colors, lines and shapes in the artworks. Thus, the music expresses the duality of feelings and emotions in terms of different musical gestures, parameters and materials. Mysterious and meditative gestures feature the preliminary section, and yet occasionally juxtaposing with dramatic and contrasting materials during the course of the piece. Those materials develop and transform organically in a variety of stylistic manners in terms of pitch materials as well as rhythmic parameter. Generally speaking, the sustained and atmospheric materials in the piece correspond to the upper part of the artworks which are characterized by dense colors, while the dramatic, repetitive, and minimalistic materials correspond to the lower part of the artworks, in which lines and transparency are the key components.
Donald Yu

Sheet Music
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