Hannes Taljaard

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Hannes Taljaard
Birth nameDaniël Johannes Taljaard
Born (1971-03-13) March 13, 1971 (age 47)
Siloam, South Africa
Occupation(s)Classical music composer

Hannes Taljaard (b. Daniël Johannes Taljaard in 1971, Siloam, Venda, South Africa)[1] is a South African classical music composer.

Taljaard's compositions have been performed in South Africa and Europe and he won first prize in the Flores Iuventutis competition in Ghent, Belgium in 1994/95. He is senior lecturer in composition and composer-in-residence at the School of Music & Conservatory at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. He has taken masterclasses with American composer George Crumb and has taken private lessons with Belgian composer Wim Henderickx[2] in Antwerp from 1996 to 2000. He has also attended the Darmstadt New Music Summer School. He is editor of academic publication The South African Music Teacher.[3]

His compositions are influenced by African (see African music) and Arabic music.

Orchestral works[edit]

  • Sarabande (1996) (Violin and Symphony Orchestra)

Chamber music[edit]

  • Komas, ‘n Koker en drie Spieëls (1992) (Clarinet, Violoncello/Bassoon, Piano)
  • Impromptu (1993) (Cello solo)
  • Nacht und Träume (1993) (Clarinet, Piano)
  • Metaphor I (1996-1998) (Any mixed ensemble with ten performers and conductor/composer)
  • Introverz (1996-1997) (Cello solo)
  • Movement for String Quartet (1998)
  • Les Sarabandes (1999-2001) (Piano trio) For the Erasmus Trio
  • Lullaby (2000-2001) (Bassoon and vibraphone) For Andrea Bressan and Saverio Tasca
  • Sloka (1999-2001) (Bassoon solo)

Piano music[edit]

  • Fünf zärtliche Bagatellen Fünf zärtliche Bagatellen (1993) (solo) (1993) (solo)
  • Drie Nokturnes 1998 vir Bart se konsert in Lier (solo). For Bart Meuris
  • Two Lullabies (2001) (solo)
  • En Rêve – Rêvant (2003) (two pianos)

Choral music[edit]

  • Nova Cantica Sacra (1987-1898) SATB, SSAATTBB, SMATbB, some with soloists
  • Meditation I (1998) SSSS,AAAA,TTTT,BBBB
  • Uittelrympies (1999) for children’s choir with violin, flute, cello and piano
  • Raaiselrympies en snelsêers (1999) SSATbB (soli)
  • Thula Sthandwa (2001) SMMA
  • Rymelary (1999-2001) SSATbB
  • Thula Sthandwa (2002) SMATbB

Solo vocal works[edit]

  • Song for Simeon (1993-1994) (Bariton, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violins I & II, Cello Piano) Poem by Thomas Stearns Elliot
  • Drei Gebete (1994-1995) (Bariton, 2 Celli). Texts form the Lutheran Prayer Book
  • Wiegieliedjies (Boek 1) (1999) (Soprano, Clarinet, Bassoon, Piano) For Erica Eloff. Traditional texts.
  • Wiegieliedjies (Boek 2) (1999-2001) (Soprano, 2 Flutes, 2 Clarinets, Bassoon, Violin, Cello, Harp, Piano Duo) For Erica Eloff. Traditional texts
  • Easter Hymn – STABAT MATER (2002) (Soprano, Clarinet, Bassoon, Piano) For Erica Eloff. An English text by Hannes Taljaard translated into Latin by Willemien Viljoen and Hannes Taljaard


External links[edit]

  • African Composers [1]
  • New Music South Africa [2]