Nonyana Se-nya-mafi (vocal score)

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Nonyana Se-nya-mafi (The Prattler)
Instrumentation: S(S)AT(T)B
Score: vocal score
Catalogue: ACE 131 · JPM 066 · ISMN-979-0-804002-30-0
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In collection:
  • Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume III revised 2016 View

A slow, haunting African song from 1947, about a fantastical 'prattling' bird that lures children away from home with a tempting porridge, and they become lost - a moral tale about not being misled by gossip (or anything else).

The Prattler (vocal score) sample