PUBLISHED WORKS

Ming-Jui has many published works to his credit, including original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions.

Several of his works can be found on IMSLP

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THE MAGIC HOUR

Solo Guitar

8 p.

Published by Doberman-Yppan​
Sample page

Performance by guitarist Chia-Wei Sun

Recording of the composer


"Lovely."

- Paul Cesarczyk, Professor at Mahidol University

Program note in Traditional Chinese by the composer

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PASSACAGLIA: A SONG FOR THE ROPEWALKER

Solo Guitar

12 p.
Published by Doberman-Yppan
Sample page

Performance by guitarist Way Lee


"...A challenging, fluid piece for guitar."

- Theodore Front Musical Literature

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MONOLOGUE NO. 1: LEAF, ME

Solo Guitar

8 p.

Published by Doberman-Yppan

Sample page
Performance by guitarist Kuo-Chi Liao

"...The music contains a slow and deliberate introduction and coda. The main part of the piece is more fluid and arpeggiated."

- Theodore Front Musical Literature

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MIRROR OF THE SUNSHINE

Guitar and Violin
12 p. + separated parts

Published by Doberman-Yppan

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Recording excerpt 1
Recording excerpt 2


"Genuinely original - music is specifically carved, not generalized. As it proceeds it succeeds in changing listener' perception of time-flow. Almost always inhabits its time-frame, within discrete sections. Well-written for the 2 instruments."
- Judith Lang Zaimont, American composer


"...本曲は「前奏曲‐幻想曲」というバロック.スタイルの二楽章形式を採っています。第1楽章は2017年3月に観測された巨大なイエロームーンに霊感を得ており、第2楽章は台湾の歌謡曲〈黄色月亮The Yellow Moon〉の歌詞からインスピレーションを得ているそうです。実際に筆者が弾いてみたところ、第1楽章は短長2度を中心とし、(結果的に7や9の和音が多くなるため)環境音楽的な雰囲気を持った作品となっています。第2楽章は、無調や複調などの前衛的な技法も見られ、抽象的で複雑な作品であり、この分野での新しい曲を探している方におススメです。"
- 坂場圭介, editor of Gendai Guitar Magazine

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​​SUMMER NIGHTS OF FORMOSA

Solo Guitar

4 p.

Published by Doberman-Yppan

Sample page
Performance by guitarist Yi-Chi Tseng

Performance by the composer

Program note by the composer:

Formosa, the ancient name of Taiwan, was titled by Portuguese sailors when they marked the island on their maps in the sixteenth century.

This short piece is written in the style of old Taiwanese folksongs with a delightful melody.

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: CHACONNE, HWV 484

transcribed for solo guitar

20 p.

Published by Doberman-Yppan

Sample page

Text by Ming-Jui Liu

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: PRAELUDIUM UND FUGA, BWV 539

transcribed for solo guitar

12 p.

Published by Doberman-Yppan

Sample page

Text by Ming-Jui Liu

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MANUEL MARÍA PONCE: ANDANTINO

arranged for viola and guitar

8 p. + separated parts

Published by Doberman-Yppan

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Performance by violist Hsuan Lee and the arranger

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A. VIVALDI/J.S. BACH: CONCERTO IN D MAJOR, RV 230/BWV 972

arranged for two guitars and string quartet/guitar duo
Published by Monologue Publications/ Amazon
Sample page

"Congratulations to Ming-Jui Liu with this important contribution to the duo guitar concerto repertoire. This little known transcription by Bach of a concerto by Vivaldi fits the duo guitar ensemble perfectly. Ming-Jui Liu’s transcription sounds natural and is a good fit with a Baroque orchestra."

- Jerry Willard, Guitar Professor at Stony Brook University

"This transcription of the Concerto in D for 2 guitars and string quartet by Vivaldi/Bach is a welcome addition to the guitar duet repertoire. Rarely do we guitarists get to perform a masterwork such as this in an ensemble
setting. The transcription is a fine balance of careful scholarship and artistic imagination. Bravo, Ming-Jui Liu!
"

- Kevin Gallagher, World Renown Guitarist

"台湾のギタリスト.Ming-Jui Liuの編曲によるヴィヴァルディ〈協奏曲ニ長調RV230〉です。この作品は、大バッハによるアレンジも存在しており、それをも参照して作られています。そのため作曲者が「ヴィヴァルディ/バッハ」となっており、RVとBMVの両方の作品番号が載せられている、というわけです。2台のギターと弦楽四重奏のためのアレンジですが、巻末にギター二重奏のための別アレンジも載っています。作品自体はコンチェルト.グロッソと言って、独奏楽器群のみによるソロ部と、全体合奏によるトゥッティ部が交互に現れる形式を採っています。こういった形式の作品はギター界にはまだ少なく、せいぜいヴィヴァルディのRV93(ジョン.ウィリアムスの演奏で有名)が弾かれている程度、という事実に対する問題意識を持ってアレンジされています。"

- 坂場圭介, editor of Gendai Guitar Magazine

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LUIS DE MILÁN: SIX PAVANAS

transcribed for solo guitar
Published by Monologue Publications/ Amazon

Sample page 

"A much needed fresh look at Milan’s Pavans - this is a must have edition."

- Jerry Willard, Guitar Professor at Stony Brook University

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FRANZ SCHUBERT: ARPEGGIONE SONATE, D. 821

arranged for flute and guitar.

Published on IMSLP

*renowned American guitarist Adam Holzman performed this arrangement with bassist DaXun Zhang on 4/27/2019, TX.

Performance by guitarist Hidetoshi Ota and flutist Akiko Sakaba:
I. Allegro moderato

II. Adagio and III. Allegretto


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MANUEL MARIA PONCE: PRELUDE AND FUGUE

arranged for solo guitar
Published by Gendai Guitar Magazine 2014 March issue

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ENRIQUE GRANADOS: DANZA ESPAÑOLAS NO. 2 "ORIENTAL"

transcribed for guitar duo
Published by Gendai Guitar Magazine 2015 February issue

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ANTONIO SOLER: SONATA IN E MINOR, R. 106

transcribed for guitar duo
Published by Gendai Guitar Magazine 2016 March issue

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GIOVANNI ZAMBONI: LUTE SONATA NO. 8, OP. 1

transcribed for solo guitar
Published by Gendai Guitar Magazine 2017 January issue

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FRANZ SCHUBERT: IMPROMPTU NO. 1, D. 899

arranged for guitar duo
Published by Gendai Guitar Magazine 2017 December issue

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: PRAELUDIUM, BWV 539

transcribed for solo guitar
Published by Gendai Guitar Magazine 2018 December issue

For other arrangements and transcriptions by Ming-Jui, please see here
Unpublished works include transcriptions and arrangements by Bach, Ravel, Ryden, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, and Pärt.

 

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