African sheet music

The online publisher of African sheet music scores, specialising in critical and performing editions for both study and performance.

ACE’s mission is to give African composers a digital platform and render their music accessible worldwide by providing introductions to works and translating African language texts into English. To marks its 10th anniversary in 2022, ACE will complete a performing edition of music by Surendran Reddy (1962-2010), adding to its existing editions of music by Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (1908-1982) and Michael Mosoeu Moerane (1904-1980). The first of several selected works by Justinian Tamusuza (b.1951) has also just been published. Composers who would like to be considered for publication are welcome to contact ACE via the Contact page.

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african lullaby (for leanne)
likhomo mokoena! (greetings, mokoena!)
moerane transcr blake sylvia page 1

Composers

Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa

ACE published 145 extant works by Lesotho composer Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (1908-1982) between 2013 and 2016 individually, in six volumes and in a complete scholarly edition. All but one are choral works and they are presented in both dual staff-solfa notation and staff notation only. ACE has also published 31 historic recordings of choirs performing…
Mohapeloa's works...

Justinian Tamusuza

ACE has just begun publishing a small selection of works by Ugandan composer Justinian Tamusuza (b.1951)
Tamusuza's works...

Michael Mosoeu Moerane

ACE published all 51 extant works by South African-born composer Michael Mosoeu Moerane (1904-1980) in 2020, both individually and in a complete edition.
Moerane's works...

Surendran Reddy

ACE has completed the publication of 125 individual works by Zimbabwean-born composer Surendran Reddy (1962-2010) for the Reddy Performing Edition. Most of these are scores but some of the works are recordings that have no notated scores as such.
Reddy's works...