Likhohlo

Catalogue no:

979-0-804007-45-9

Scoring:

In this song, Moerane adapts a poem by Lesotho writer Bennett Khaketla (1913-2000), who describes the way light creeps into the deep valleys and gorges created by Lesotho’s towering mountain ranges. The ‘easterly wind’ and the ‘dew settled like diamonds’ suggests sunrise rather than sunset, and perhaps summer rather than winter. Clearly, the poem is not just about gorges but also about the beauty of nature at this time of the day, encapsulated in birdsong that is ‘simply breath-taking’. In line with the reverence of the last line, the music has a gently hymnal feel with regular phrasing and a simple harmonic style.