Motjoli, Nong Kholo (vocal score with tonic solfa)

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Motjoli, Nong Kholo (Pied Wagtail, Big Bird)
Instrumentation: SATB
Score: vocal score with tonic solfa
Catalogue: ACE 056 · JPM 028 · ISMN-979-0-804001-55-6
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  • Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume Ia (with tonic solfa) revised 2016 View

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.

Pied Wagtail, Big Bird (vocal score with tonic solfa) sample