Linoto (vocal score)

Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Work title: Linoto (Hammers)
Instrumentation: SAT(AT)B
Score: vocal score
Catalogue: ACE 135 · JPM 068 · ISMN-979-0-804002-34-8
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  • Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume III revised 2016 View

This song written during World War II is about a factory called the British Mining Supply Company "where they made army trucks and bombs”, according to the composer, a factory to which the workers invited him while he was living in Johannesburg and which the owners gave him "special permission to observe and write about”. The repeated notes and the voices imitating metallic noises and the banging of hammers give a wonderful impession of an industrial environment. A nice touch is that the Sesotho word for hammers, 'Linoto' (pronounced 'Dinoto') also means musical notes.

Hammers (vocal score) sample