An anthemic piece celebrating the natural beauty of South Africa.
It begins with a dialogue between the piano and cello. Strings
soon join in, adding to the mellifluousness of the phrases.
The piece soon evolves into an emotional outpouring from all
the instruments involved - big orchestra and cello.
audio sample, lyrics, photo.
A stirring (and the HA!Man's most popular) piece written for
Africa - her time has indeed arrived. It emphasizes humanity's
collective origins and the power pf Africa to bring us back
to a concrete sense of unity. The chorus lines are easy sing-alongs
and remain in the hearts of the many that have heard it perfomed
the world over.
audio sample, video, lyrics, photo.
A new song (Aug 2008) for Afrikaners to sing as a collective.
It traces our 300 year history through the delusional years
of Apartheid to the problems of identity and fears for the future
of South Africa today. It celebrates, in fact, that we have
lost our iron grip on the country by hearing the heart beat
of those around us. Afrikaners may well be better off as a creative
minority applying their unique "two-world" identity to building
human bridges between the "1st" and "3rd" worlds.
audio sample, lyrics
looking at the world of today, the financial mess, the environmental
distaster the global economy is driving, the realization is
that too much power and wealth lie in too few hands and it is
up to the smaller local communities to reclaim their productivity
through the realization of their gifts. a song to call for a
groundswell of local responsibility
a song that intends to move and haunt you. the "child of
the world" is asking all of us to revive the inner child,
as a measure against a dying world. for a solo child's voice,
solo soprano and choir
Piece for 6 cellos in 6 parts composed for the 6-cello ensamble
of Cape Town. They recorded it and released on their latest
A romantic cello piece with symphonic orchestra accompaniment
- molto appassionato. Falls in the same category as the cello-concerti
of Dvorak, Elgar and Saint-Saens. Long lyrical lines so idiomatic
to the melancholic capacity of the cello.
piece for young cellist and piano accompaniment in a groovy
african style. starts simple and builds up to a vibrant end.
a thoroughly composed orchestral work that moulds the melody
of the favourite folk song "Sarie Marais" into many forms before
it belches the whole of it triumphantly. pure South African