Hlahlasolle (vocal score)

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Hlahlasolle (The Roamer)
Instrumentation: SATB
Score: vocal score
Catalogue: ACE 133 · JPM 067 · ISMN-979-0-804002-32-4
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In collection:
  • Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume III View

The 'roamer' in the text of this song from 1947 is a large migrant bird, but the song is not only about the coming of Spring to Lesotho that the return of such birds signifies - bringing welcome warm weather and rain - but at a deeper level it is about the experience of Basotho troops who fought in north Africa during WWII and who, like the birds, longed for home.