Opera

MASQUE (2003-5) ca. 100'
an African Opera, Libretto by Ilija Trojanow
commissioned by the National Arts Council & Pro Helvetia
premiere: Cape Town, 28.10.2005

Concerto

Concerto for an African Cellist (2012/13) 29'
solo cello, mbira, marimba and orchestra [1(1).1.1(1).1. - 1.0.0.0. - timp, perc (5) - 6.6.4.3.2.]
commissioned by the SAMRO Foundation; first performance: Bloemfontein, 19.3.13
Chamber Concerto for Harp and Strings (1997) ca. 25'
commissioned by the Int. Fredener Musiktage; first performance: Freden, 24.8.97

Works for Orchestra

Ciacona & Tshikona (2007) 20'
Tshikona Ensemble, kuduhorns and orchestra [2(1).2.2.2. - 4.2.3.0. - timp, perc (1) - 8.8.6.4.3]
commissioned by the MIAGI Festival 2007; first performance: Johannesburg, 8.5.07 
Proteus Variations (2006) 22'
full orchestra [2(1).2.2.2(1). - 4.2.2.1. - timp, perc (4) - 10.8.6.4.3]
commissioned by Radio Deutsche Welle; first performance: Cape Town, 13.7.06
als flögen wir davon... (2000) ca. 20'
string orchestra & snare drum [0 - 0 - snare - 10.8.6.4.2]
commissioned by the Münchener Kammerorchester; first performance: Munich, 8.3.01
Audite Africam! (1997) ca. 25'
'African" suite for string orchestra [0 - 0 - 0 - 10.8.6.4.2]
commissioned by Audi; first performance: Neuburg, 22.6.97
Lassus-Fantasy (1993/94) ca. 11'
full orchestra [2.2.2.2. - 4.3.3.1. - timp, perc(3) - 10.8.6.4.3]
first performance: Munich, 18.5.95
4 Britting-Songs (1994/95) ca. 10'
text: George Britting
baritone & orchestra [3.3.3.2. - 4.3.3.1. - harp, piano, timp, perc (2) - 0.0.6.4.3]
first performance: Munich, 3.3.95

Cantata

Mein guten Werk, die galten nicht (2017) ca. 30'
Reformation Cantata 
for soloists, choir, brass, strings & bc
commissioned by St. Martini, Cape Town, for the 5th Reformation Centenary
first performance: Cape Town, 29.10.17
Unerläßliches Leid (1997/8) ca. 40'
Lent Cantata for S, A, T, B, 5-part mixed choir, Baroque orchestra [2 recorders, traverso, 2 oboes, trumpet, strings, bc]
(commissioned by the Heinrich Schütz Ensemble); first performance: Munich, 8.3.98

Ensemble

Nonet (2018) ca. 20'
for period instruments of the Classical era
traverso, clarinet/basset horn, horn, bassoon, forte-piano, vn, va, vc, db
commissioned by così facciamo; first performance: Munich, 9.6.18
Eistau-Trio (2011) 30'
incidental music for Ilija Trojanow's novel EisTau
saxophones (S, A, T), violin (viola) & cello
first performance: Vienna, 6.9.11
Kudzumira (in the spirit of Mbira...) (2009) ca. 5'
cello & harpsichord
first performance: Grahamstown, 6.7.09
Southern Nocturnal (Trusting the moon to sing) (2003) ca. 10'
solo guitar
commissioned by Stefan Stiens; first performance: Munich, 9.3.03
'I fistula nomine ricordo' (1999) ca. 7'
recorders & Baroque cello
first performance: Stellenbosch Festival, 30.9.99
The cattle have gone astray (1999) ca. 10'
flute, piano & cello incorporating a Tsonga herding song
commissioned by SAMRO for the Trio Hemanay; first performance: Columbus, Ohio, 18.8.00
Amadinda – Prelude and Fugue (1997) ca. 10'
two pianos
first performance: Würzburg, 2.3.98
Responsorium (1996) ca. 6'
Solo violin and (sampled recordings of) African birdcalls
first performance: Stuttgart, 23.2.97
Ugubhu (rising and falling... and rising) (III/1996) ca. 5'
solo cello
commissioned by the Southern African Music Rights organization, SAMRO
Love Song Quartets (1995) ca. 12'
3 pieces for string quartet on traditional love songs
commissioned by the Cima Quartet; first performance: Puchheim, 8.3.96
Variations for bassoon and temple blocks (1994) 6'
first performance: Munich, 13.3.94
Little Portrait of the World (1994) ca. 20'
wind quintet & sampled voices
first performance: Schloß Leitheim, 5.7.96
Parable 
string quartet (1992) ca. 12'
first performance: St. Petersburg, 21.11.92
Zeitverlust (Piece on a Poem) (1992) ca. 14'
Setting (without words) of a poem by Hans Günter Saul
solo cello
first performance: Salzburg, 6.3.95

Ensemble with Voice

Was brauchst du? (2015) ca. 6'
multilingual setting of a text by Friederike Mayröcker
S, S, A, T, B & Vc
commissioned by Linde Waber
first performance: Cape Town, 7.2.15
GAN meets Ursula (2006) ca.20'
chamber version of act II, scene 2 from MASQUE
soprano, tenor, clarinet, piano, strings and traditional African instruments: akadinda, mbira, kudu horns, percussion
commissioned by Cape Classic; first performance: Stellenbosch, 27.2.06
The Songs of Madosini (2002) ca. 25'
for Latozi Mpahleni (alias Madosini: uhadi, umrhubhe, isitolotolo, voice), clarinet, string quartet & narrator
first performance: ICMF Pretoria, 15.8.02
Silence where a song would ring (2000) ca.12'
song cycle on /Xam texts
baritone, violin & percussion
commissioned by the Gasteig Kulturverein); first performance: Munich, 3.5.01
A propos du malheur (1999) ca. 8'
text: Simone Weil
soprano, flute, vc
first performance: Vienna, 16.8.99
Incantation (to open/close the concert) (1998) ca. 8'
text: Alexander Pope
soprano, harpsichord, lute & Baroque cello
first performance: Tübingen, 30.1.99
Iedere Liedere (1998) ca. 5'
Afrikaans folk song arrangements
tenor, piano
Nursery Songs (1998) ca. 5'
nursery rhymes for soprano, lute & cello
first performance: Salzburg, 16.6.98
"Brunnenränderlieder" (1984/95) ca. 10'
Texts: Trakl, Weinheber, Domin
4 Songs for soprano & string quartet
first performance: Stellenbosch, 1984; first performance of revised version: Munich, 10.3.95
"Sommerlieder" (1994) ca. 15'
Song cycle on poems by Georg Britting
baritone, accordion, vc
So we'll go no more a-roving (1994) ca. 4'
text: George Byron
S, A (CT), T, B
first performance: Cambridge, 28.7.94
"no more..." (1994) ca. 11'
musical scene on text by George Byron
S, A, T, B; 2 tp, 2 trb; 4 perc, piano, synthesizer
first performance: Munich, 10.11.94
"Die Stimmen" (1992) ca. 18'
song cycle on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
baritone & guitar
first performance: München, 8.2.98
Sonnet for Good Friday (1992) 5'
text: Andreas Gryphius (from "Sonn- and Feiertagssonette", 1639)
counter tenor (alto), oboe d'amore, viola (suitable for period instruments)
first performance: Salzburg, 19.6.92

Choir

'Pamplierbos' (2009-16) ca. 5'
versameling van Afrikaanse toonsettings vir gemengde koor
S, A, T, B, 4-part mixed choir a capella
first performance: Gambier, Ohio, 5.12.09
Wir sind Verlassene in der Zeit (2001) ca. 10'
motet for S, A, T, B, 5-part mixed choir a capella
commissioned by the Heinrich Schütz Society, South Africa; first performance: Dresden, Kreuzkirche, 16.3.02
'Bonjour', dit le renard. 'Good morning', the little prince replied. (2001) ca.7'
dialogue for double choir a capella
commissioned by SAMRO; first performance: Grahamstown, 1.7.01
Unerläßliches Leid (1997/8) ca. 40'
Lent Cantata for S, A, T, B, 5-part mixed choir, Baroque orchestra [2 recorders, traverso, 2 oboes, trumpet, strings, bc]
(commissioned by the Heinrich Schütz Ensemble); first performance: Munich, 8.3.98
'3 Wunderhorn-Lieder' (1992) ca. 10'
texts from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"
mixed choir a capella, soloists: S, A, baritone

Radio Play

EisTau (2014) 57'
Integrated rendition of text and music from Ilija Trojanow’s novel EisTau and excerpts of the EisTau Trio 
for narrator, saxophones (S/A/T), violin / viola & cello
commissioned by the ORF (Austrian Radio); first broadcast: Vienna, 2.9.14

Electronic Music

4 Fibonacci Pieces (1990/95) ca. 5′
sequencer
first performance: Munich, 20.6.95
10 sequencer Pieces (1990/95) ca. 20′
sequencer, sampler
Prelude and Fugue for a critic (1995) ca. 5′
sequencer, sampler
first performance: Munich, 10.3.95

Music for Young Persons

Olifant en Konijn (2005) ca.7'
solo violin & narrator
commissioned by the 'Stichting Masterclass Apeldoorn'; first performance: Apeldoorn, 24.8.05
'Auf der Suche nach dem verlorenen Tango' (1992) ca. 5'
school orchestra [fl, 2 cl, bn, Styrian accordion, xyl, bongos, db]
first performance: Deutschlandsberg, 18.10.92
6 Pieces for a Pianist and a Child (1989/91) ca. 13'
piano, 3 & 4 hands
first performance: Munich, 20.6.95

Occasional Music

Cadences
for the Boccherini Cello Concerto in Bb-maj (1986)
for the Haydn Cello Concerto in C-maj (1989)
Rounds
12 German Grace Canons (1981-2002)
Birthday Canons (1986-2002)
‘Brückenkanon’ (2004)
Chorale Preludes (organ)
Vom Himmel hoch (2016)
O du fröhliche (2000)
Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (1985)
Werde munter mein Gemüte (1985)
Motets, Introits & Hymn settings
Ein Weiser rühme sich nicht seiner Stärke (2015)
Mögen sich deine Wege (2014)
Ich freue mich und bin fröhlich (2002)
Menschen der Stille (1985)
Gelobt seist du Jesu Christ (1984)
Weise mir, Herr, deinen Weg (1982)
Fürwahr, er trug unsere Krankheit (1982)
Bis hierher hat mich Gott gebracht (1982)
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (1982)
Lobet den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren (1981)
Obermenzinger Weihnachtsmusik (2000) ca. 25’
liturgical music for a Christmas service
first performance: München, 23.12.00
Ostermusik (1986) ca. 20’
liturgical music for an Easter service
first performance: Salzburg, 30.3.86
Passionsmusik (1983) ca. 15’
liturgical music for a Lent service
first performance: Stellenbosch, 1.4.83

Music for Period Instruments

Nonet (2018) ca. 20'
for period instruments of the Classical era
traverso, clarinet/basset horn, horn, bassoon, forte-piano, vn, va, vc, db
commissioned by così facciamo; first performance: Munich, 9.6.18
Kudzumira (in the spirit of mbira…) (2009) ca. 5'
cello & harpsichord
first performance: Grahamstown, 6.7.09
A propos du malheur (1999) ca. 8'
trio on a compilation of texts by Simone Weil for soprano, flute, vc
first performance: Vienna, 16.8.99
I fistula nomine ricordi (1999) ca. 7'
set of recorders & cello
first performance: Stellenbosch Festival, 30.9.99
Nursery Songs (1998) ca. 5'
songs on nursery rhymes for soprano, lute and cello
first performance: Salzburg, 16.6.98
Incantation (to open and close the concert) (1998) ca. 8'
‘musical frame’ on a text by Alexander Pope for soprano, harpsichord, lute and cello
first performance: Tübingen, 30.1.99
‘Unerlässliches Leid’ (1997/8) ca. 40'
Lent cantata for S, A, T, B, five part mixed choir, Baroque orchestra [2 recorders, traverso, 2 oboes, trumpet, strings, bc]
commissioned by the Heinrich Schütz Ensemble; first performance: Munich, 8.3.98
Lovesong-Quartets (1995) ca. 12'
three movements for string quartet on traditional love songs
commissioned by the Cima Quartet; first performance: Puchheim, 8.3.96
Andreas Gryphius Karfreitags-Sonett (1992) ca. 5'
setting of a sonnet from Sonn- and Feiertagssonette (1639) by Andreas Gryphius
counter tenor, oboe d'amore, viola
first performance: Salzburg, 19.6.92
Brunnenränderlieder (1984/95/2003) ca. 10'
four songs on texts by Trakl, Weinheber and Domin
soprano & string quartet
first performance: Stellenbosch, 1984; revised version: Munich, 10.3.95

Stage Adaptations

Monteverdi: L’Incoronazione di Poppea (2016)
arrangement of Venice MS for a staged production by così facciamo
first performance: Schweinfurt, 4.2.16
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (2013)
arrangement for a staged production by così facciamo
first performance: Schweinfurt, 5.2.13
Händel: Ariodante (2011)
arrangement for a staged production by così facciamo
first performance: Minden, 30.1.11
Monteverdi: L’Orfeo (2008)
arrangement for a staged production by così facciamo
first performance: Schweinfurt, 29.10.08
Händel: Acis & Galatea (2004)
arrangement for a staged production by così facciamo
first performance: Munich, 14.2.04

Arrangements

Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, op. 50 (2018)
arrangement for school ensemble (3 fl, 2 cl, pno, strings)
first performance: Cape Town, 24.5.18
Jannie du Toit/Koos du Plessis: Somerkersfees (2017)
arrangement for mixed choir a capella
first performance: Cape Town, 25.12.17
Robert Schumann: Album für die Jugend (2017)
arrangement of selected pieces
for cello & piano

Transcriptions

Mbira pieces in a traditional Shona idiom performed by Tinashe Chidanyika
Nhemamusasa
Karanga
Pfumvu
Chemtengure
Mahororo
Venda Tshikona dances performed by Thikundwi kha Sialala
Shango
Murula
Uhadi, umrhubhe & isitolotolo music in an idiomatic Mpondo style 
performed by Latozi Mpahleni:
Uthando lunda hlule
Umjeko
Imfihlelo
Nokuba ndilihule
Loliwe
Ndibona uMadiba
Hlakula ntokazi
performed by Nofoniishi Dywili:
Beer Song 
Whistling Song
Sena Tonga herding song played on a Mujanji pipe by Kajori (recorded by Andrew Tracey)
Ngororombo
Buganda children’s song performed by Janet Kyeyune
Kitaffe yatuzaala abaana