Moshanyana, Se Llele ho Lisa (1939) SAT(T)B, JPM 039

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Moshanyana, Se Llele ho Lisa
Work title translation: Boy, Don’t Yearn To Herd Yet
Instrumentation: SAT(T)B
Score: vocal score
vocal score with tonic solfa
Work No.: JPM 039
Composition date: 1939


This stern 1939 warning is for the herdboy looking after the animals in Lesotho, wearing a blanket and carrying a stick, who will be chilled by the harsh winter. Mohapeloa, like most African men - including Nelson Mandela - performed this arduous but important social duty during his own childhood.