Thoko ea Tlhōlo (1947) SATB, JPM 092

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Thoko ea Tlhōlo
Work title translation: Praise of Man’s Victory Over Ignorance
Instrumentation: SATB
Score: vocal score
vocal score with tonic solfa
Work No.: JPM 092
Composition date: 1947


This long, multi-sectioned song from 1947 is full of European traits in its marching gait, fast pace, and sudden changes of key, mood and rhythm, all of which help create a celebration of 'victory' that is both earthly and temporal (coming after WWII) and spiritual and eternal.