Motjoli, Nong Kholo (1935) SATB, JPM 028

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Motjoli, Nong Kholo
Work title translation: Pied Wagtail, Big Bird
Instrumentation: SATB
Score: vocal score
vocal score with tonic solfa
Work No.: JPM 028
Composition date: 1935


The phrase ‘nong kholo’ means a tune played on the lesiba, Lesotho's famous traditional instrument, but with ‘motjoli’ it becomes the Sesotho name for the African Pied Wagtail, a small bird not often seen in flocks, hence this 1935 song.