Welcome to African Composers Edition, the first online publisher of sheet music scores in Africa that specialises in critical and performing editions suitable for both study and performance.The first ACE critical edition, of works by Mohapeloa, is now complete. A new ACE critical edition of works by Surendran Reddy is in progress. What would you like to do? You can:

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Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition 2016

Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition in Six Volumes 2016
Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Title:

Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition in Six Volumes, revised edition 2016

Catalogue: ACE COMPLETE
Price: $50.00 Add score collection to cart (buy all scores in one purchase)

Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition in Six Volumes (ISMN 979-0-804003-89-5) was first launched in 2015 and was completely revised in 2016 both on this site and as a CD-Rom for publication in SAMUS: South African Music Studies, journal of the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM). It comprises 145 scores in pdf, covering 182 unaccompanied short choral works and 1 piano work by Sotho composer Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa. All his works are available for download as individual songs or in volumes. All of them are available in staff notation only (Vols I-VI) or in staff notation with tonic solfa notation added (Vols Ia-VIa). View samples below, or go to the SALES page to view and buy. The CD African Choral Legacy: Historic Recordings of Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (2013) is also available for sale as an album or as individual tracks, on the SALES page, and provides an important accompaniment to the scores in this 2016 edition.

vrede vanaand (Jannie du Toit, arr. Reddy) (1996) jazz piano/combo, SR061

Arranger: Surendran Reddy
Work title: vrede vanaand (Jannie du Toit, arr. Reddy)
Instrumentation: jazz piano/combo
Score: lead sheet + written-out keyboard score
Work No.: SR061
Composition date: 1996

the gravy train (medley arr. Reddy) (1996) jazz piano/combo, SR059

Arranger: Surendran Reddy
Work title: the gravy train (medley arr. Reddy)
Instrumentation: jazz piano/combo
Score: lead sheet + written-out keyboard score
Work No.: SR059
Composition date: 1996

sweet suite (medley arr. Reddy) (1996) jazz piano/combo, SR062

Arranger: Surendran Reddy
Work title: sweet suite (medley arr. Reddy)
Instrumentation: jazz piano/combo
Score: lead sheet + written-out keyboard score
Work No.: SR062
Composition date: 1996

i’m dreaming of a white christmas (Irving Berlin, arr. Reddy) (1986) solo piano, SR036

Arranger: Surendran Reddy
Work title: i’m dreaming of a white christmas (Irving Berlin, arr. Reddy)
Instrumentation: solo piano
Score: piano score
Work No.: SR036
Composition date: 1986

from bach to the beatles (arr.) (1994) jazz piano/combo, SR055

Arranger: Surendran Reddy
Work title: from bach to the beatles (arr.)
Instrumentation: jazz piano/combo
Score: lead sheet + written-out keyboard score
Work No.: SR055
Composition date: 1994

a little mozart, a lot of webber (arr.) (1994) jazz piano/combo, SR056

Arranger: Surendran Reddy
Work title: a little mozart, a lot of webber (arr.)
Instrumentation: jazz piano/combo
Score: lead sheet + written-out keyboard score
Work No.: SR056
Composition date: 1994

à la recherche de la paix et de la liberté (arr.) (1993) solo voice, clarinet and piano, SR053

Arranger: Surendran Reddy
Work title: à la recherche de la paix et de la liberté (arr.)
Instrumentation: solo voice, clarinet and piano
Score: piano score + part
Work No.: SR053
Composition date: 1993

Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume I revised 2016

Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume I: Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika I
Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Title:

Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume I: Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika I (African Songs and Extemporary Harmonizations Book I) revised 2016

Catalogue: ACE VOLUME I
Works: JPM 001–032
Price: $15.00 Add score collection to cart (buy all scores in one purchase)

This is the first critical edition of the complete works of Lesotho composer Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (1908–1982), who between the 1920s and 1970s created a modern African choral idiom in tonic solfa score, inspired by traditional Basotho music, jazz, Western classical music and hymns. Mohapeloa’s repertoire of almost 200 short unaccompanied choral songs has been newly transcribed from tonic solfa into staff notation, and his original Sesotho texts have been extracted from the solfa scores and translated into English where his own translations do not exist. Volume I contains thirty-two songs for unaccompanied choir, in staff notation. This volume was revised and corrected in 2016.

Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume Ia (with tonic solfa) revised 2016

Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume Ia: Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika I (with t
Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Title:

Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume Ia: Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika I (African Songs and Extemporary Harmonizations Book I) with tonic solfa revised 2016

Catalogue: ACE VOLUME Ia
Works: JPM 001–032
Price: $15.00 Add score collection to cart (buy all scores in one purchase)

This is the first critical edition of the complete works of Lesotho composer Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (1908–1982), who between the 1920s and 1970s created a modern African choral idiom in tonic solfa score, inspired by traditional Basotho music, jazz, Western classical music and hymns. Mohapeloa’s repertoire of almost 200 short unaccompanied choral songs has been newly transcribed from tonic solfa into staff notation, and his original Sesotho texts have been extracted from the solfa scores and translated into English where his own translations do not exist. Volume Ia contains thirty-two songs for unaccompanied choir, in staff notation plus tonic solfa. This volume was revised and corrected in 2016.

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