Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume I

Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume I: Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika I
Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
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Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition, Volume I: Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika I (African Songs and Extemporary Harmonizations Book I)

Catalogue: ACE VOLUME I
Works: JPM 001–032
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This is the first critical edition of the complete works of Lesotho composer Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (1908–1982), who between the 1920s and 1970s created a modern African choral idiom in tonic solfa score, inspired by traditional Basotho music, jazz, Western classical music and hymns. Mohapeloa’s repertoire of almost 200 short unaccompanied choral songs has been newly transcribed from tonic solfa into staff notation, and his original Sesotho texts have been extracted from the solfa scores and translated into English where his own translations do not exist. His tempi, dynamics, and expressive markings are retained and where they do not exist editorial suggestions are made. All editorial interventions on the score are shown in square brackets. The historical and cultural background of the composer and various documents including his own writings, have informed the editorial work. The musical sources are given for each song. Accuracy and consistency have been aimed at as far as is practicable, respecting the composer’s legacy and presenting it in a form that scholars, teachers and performers can access. Mohapeloa wrote within the literary tradition of tonic solfa but his music was often disseminated orally and copied by hand or electronically; thus individual songs have sometimes been modified through popular practice. This edition returns to the available printed and manuscript sources in order to prepare a new performing score of each song, with critical commentary explaining why a particular version or aspect of a score is considered authoritative. Volume I contains thirty-two songs for unaccompanied choir, in staff notation. Transcribed from tonic solfa into staff notation, edited, and introduced by Christine Lucia. Sesotho texts translated by Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa, Mantoa Motinyane-Smouse, and Mpho Ndebele.

Score Title / Details Sample Score Price
U Ea Kae? SATB · vocal score
JPM 001 · ACE 001 · ISMN-979-0-804001-00-6
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Chabana sa Khomo STBSTB · vocal score
JPM 002 · ACE 003 · ISMN-979-0-804001-02-0
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Kolliana SSATB · vocal score
JPM 003 · ACE 005 · ISMN-979-0-804001-04-4
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Qeu! Qeu! Majoana SATB · vocal score
JPM 004 · ACE 007 · ISMN-979-0-804001-06-8
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Ncencethe SATTB · vocal score
JPM 005 · ACE 009 · ISMN-979-0-804001-08-2
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Ei, Ei SATB · vocal score
JPM 006 · ACE 011 · ISMN-979-0-804001-10-5
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Methaka, Emang SAATB · vocal score
JPM 007 · ACE 013 · ISMN-979-0-804001-12-9
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Potla-potla Le Ja Poli SATB · vocal score
JPM 008 · ACE 015 · ISMN-979-0-804001-14-3
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Lithallera SAATB · vocal score
JPM 009 · ACE 017 · ISMN-979-0-804001-16-7
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Sealolo sa Baroa SATB · vocal score
JPM 010 · ACE 019 · ISMN-979-0-804001-18-1
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Lehlabula SSATB · vocal score
JPM 011 · ACE 021 · ISMN-979-0-804001-20-4
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Pina ea Batšosi SATB · vocal score
JPM 012 · ACE 023 · ISMN-979-0-804001-22-8
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Ha Bo E-sa SATB · vocal score
JPM 013 · ACE 025 · ISMN-979-0-804001-24-2
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Phomolo SAATB · vocal score
JPM 014 · ACE 027 · ISMN-979-0-804001-26-6
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Tsohang SATB · vocal score
JPM 015 · ACE 029 · ISMN-979-0-804001-28-0
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Lipina tsa Bokone SATB · vocal score
JPM 016 · ACE 031 · ISMN-979-0-804001-30-3
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Tumeliso SATB · vocal score
JPM 017 · ACE 033 · ISMN-979-0-804001-32-7
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Khulu, Phutha Thupa SATB · vocal score
JPM 018 · ACE 035 · ISMN-979-0-804001-34-1
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Tselane SAATB · vocal score
JPM 019 · ACE 037 · ISMN-979-0-804001-36-5
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Mabeoana SATB · vocal score
JPM 020 · ACE 039 · ISMN-979-0-804001-38-9
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Tlholohelo SATB · vocal score
JPM 021 · ACE 041 · ISMN-979-0-804001-40-2
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Chuchumakhala SATAB · vocal score
JPM 022 · ACE 043 · ISMN-979-0-804001-42-6
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Linyamatsane SATB · vocal score
JPM 023 · ACE 045 · ISMN-979-0-804001-44-0
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Khorolakoqo SATB · vocal score
JPM 024 · ACE 047 · ISMN-979-0-804001-46-4
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’Mutlanyana SATB · vocal score
JPM 025 · ACE 049 · ISMN-979-0-804001-48-8
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Linonyana SATB · vocal score
JPM 026 · ACE 051 · ISMN-979-0-804001-50-1
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Sephōkō (Nong ea Lesiba) SATB · vocal score
JPM 027 · ACE 053 · ISMN-979-0-804001-52-5
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Motjoli, Nong Kholo SATB · vocal score
JPM 028 · ACE 055 · ISMN-979-0-804001-54-9
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Palesa ea Bocha SAATB · vocal score
JPM 029 · ACE 057 · ISMN-979-0-804001-56-3
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Tsoha, Moroki! SATB · vocal score
JPM 030 · ACE 059 · ISMN-979-0-804001-58-7
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Ha Ke Na le Morena SATB · vocal score
JPM 031 · ACE 061 · ISMN-979-0-804001-60-0
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Khanya SATB · vocal score
JPM 032 · ACE 063 · ISMN-979-0-804001-62-4
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