Full Works List

Breath & Hammer: 2016
Der Heyser Bulgar: version for clarinet, piano and electronics
Traditional, arranged Kathleen Tagg

 

Erika’s Wall (A Full-length Musical): 2015
All songs by Sophie Jaff & Kathleen Tagg

Beautiful (new)
Reporter Song (revised)
Country Song (revised)
Wooden Lullaby (revised)
Little Girl (new)
Hey You! (new)
Just Wait till you Fly Her (revised)
Dirty Girl (new)
Curves and Lines (revised)
Everyone Wishes on Stars (new)
William’s Song (revised)

 

Works for Two Pianos: 2015

** First Performance July 6th, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
*** Recorded for release on Where Worlds Collide, 2016

Berimbau version for 2 pianos
Second Time Around version for 2 pianos
As the Flowers Bloom version for 2 pianos

 

Song of the Hammer: 2015
Stand-Alone song premiered March 7th 2015, 54 Below, New York.

 

Breath & Hammer: 2015
Berimbau version for clarinet, piano and electronics
** First Performance January 17th, National Sawdust, New York.

November 22
Music by Kinan Azmeh, arr. Kathleen Tagg

Shron
Music by Roberto Rodriguez, arr. Kathleen Tagg

Demon Chopper
Music by Rob Curto, arr. Kathleen Tagg

Moldavian Journey
Music by Emil Kroito, arr. David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg

Parzial
Music by John Zorn, arr. David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg

Der Heyser Bulgar: version for clarinet and piano
Traditional, arr. David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg

 

Orchestral Commissions: 2015
* Commissioned by David Krakauer.
** First Performance Krakauer & New Century Chamber Orchestra; December 16th 2014, Kanbar Performing Arts Center, San Francisco.

Tradition from Fiddler on the Roof
Composed by Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock arr. Kathleen Tagg

Hanukkah, O Hanukkah
Traditional, arr. Kathleen Tagg

 

Chamber Commissions: 2015
* Commissioned by Jewish Culturefest Vienna
** First Performance June 25th 2015, Kulturehaus Wien, Schubert Saal.

Tradition from Fiddler on the Roof
Composed by Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock arr. Kathleen Tagg

Si Tu Vois Ma Mére
Composed by Sidney Bechet, arr. Kathleen Tagg

 

New piano works: 2014
Berimbau for piano and electronics
** First Performance April 27th 2014, Spectrum, New York.

As the Flowers Bloom for piano and electronics
** First Performance April 27th 2014, Spectrum, New York.

Second Time Around for piano solo
** First Performance April 27th 2014, Spectrum, New York.

 

Orchestral Commissions: 2013

Plek van Goeie Hoop for Symphony Orchestra with 2 solo soprano, 1 solo tenor
Composed by Kathleen Tagg using as a starting point a melody by Kathleen Tagg & Zanne Stapelberg. Lyrics by Willem de Vries.
* Commissioned by the Suidoosterfees for the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.
** First Performance January 30th 2014, Cape Town City Hall, South Africa.


Mali, die slaaf, se lied- arrangement for string orchestra and solo soprano
Composed by S. Marais, arranged Kathleen Tagg
* Commissioned by the Suidoosterfees for the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.
** First Performance January 30th 2014, Cape Town City Hall, South Africa.

 

Spieel Speel: 2013

** First Performance July 9th 2014, VryFees, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Vroppenvroom
Music by Kathleen Tagg; Lyrics by Kathleen Tagg

Lullaby after Brahms
Music by Kathleen Tagg after a melody by Brahms
Lyrics, trad. Afrikaans after the German by Georg Scherer

Noag die Tweede
Music by Kathleen Tagg; Lyrics by Hennie Aucamp

Marie Louise de Lange se BoereRate
Music by Kathleen Tagg; Lyrics by Zanne Stapelberg & Marie-Louise de Lange

Lied van die Vroulike Stiervegter
Melody by Katheen Tagg & Zanne Stapelberg; Score by Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics by Willem de Vries

Bergbrand
Melody by Kathleen Tagg & Zanne Stapelberg; Score by Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics by Willem de Vries

Bo-Karoo Blou
Melody by Kathleen Tagg & Zanne Stapelberg; Score by Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics by Deon Meyer

Jy Raak My nie Meer
Melody by Zanne Stapelberg & Kathleen Tagg; Score by Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics by Antjie Krog

Herinnering
Melody by Zanne Stapelberg & Kathleen Tagg; Score by Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics by Elizabeth Eybers

Kinders Moenie met die Water Mors Nie
Melody by Zanne Stapelberg & Kathleen Tagg; Score by Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics Traditional Afrikaans

Vat Jou Goed
Music Traditional, arr. Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics Traditional Afrikaans

 

‘The Big Picture’ Commission: 2012

March from the “Love of Three Oranges”

Music by Sergei Prokofiev, arr. Kathleen Tagg
* Commissioned by David Krakauer for ‘The Big Picture’
** First Performance December 2012, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York
*** Recorded for release on Table Pounding Records in 2014

 

Soul of Fire: 2011
** First Performance December 11 2011, Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, South Africa

A la Nanita Nana
Music Traditional Spanish arr. Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics Traditional Spanish

Nana from ‘Siete Canciones Espagnolas’
Music by Manuel de Falla, arr. Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics Traditional Spanish

Zapateado from ‘La Tempranica’
Music by Geronimo Gimenez, arr. Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics by Antonio Paso y Enrique García Álvarez

 

De Espana Vengo from El Nino Judeo
Music by Pablo Luna, arr. Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics by Julian Romea

 

Mi Sarie Marais
Music Traditional Afrikaans, arr. Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics Traditiona Afrikaans

 

Quiero Ser tu Sombra
Music by Hector Quattromano arr. Kathleen Tagg
Lyrics by Zulema Alcayaga

 

Erika’s Wall (A Full-length Musical): 2010

All songs by Sophie Jaff & Kathleen Tagg
** First Performance July 22, 2010 The Music Theatre Company, Chicago

Reporter Song
Country Song
Wooden Lullaby
Drum Song
Postcards from Berlin
Just Wait till you Fly Her
PTSD
Curves and Lines
Archery Song
William’s Song
Comp’ny
Transfer of Energy
Blogger Song
Wooden Lullaby Reprise
Why?
My Love is a Wall
The Lights Went Up
The Lights Came Down

 

Jaff ‘n Tagg’s Chamber Poetry: 2009

All songs by Sophie Jaff & Kathleen Tagg, in new arrangements by arr. Kathleen Tagg
** First Performance December 2012, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York

Sonnet for my Sister
The Secret (new arr.)
Sonnet for a King (new arr.)
Why Didn’t You (new arr.)
February (new arr.)

 

Apple Heart: 2009

All songs by Sophie Jaff & Kathleen Tagg
** First Performance June 11, 2009 Gershwin Hotel, New York

Apple Heart
Why Didn’t you?
Yellow
Bad Habits
Month of Prepositions
The Secret
Taken
Mistake
Marty
Angry Girl

 

Piano & Electronics: 2004
First time Around