Lia Qhomaqhoma

Catalogue no:

979-0-804007-62-7

Scoring:

In rural Africa, children customarily look after family livestock, even before and after school, as a way of helping out with the family chores. Lia Qhomaqhoma tells how a child delights in such a chore and becomes very protective of the frolicking lambs, and it is almost certainly based on Moerane's personal experience. The music is very fast, full of staccatos, accents, slurs, and repeated notes, suggesting that the song was written for school use.