Nonyana Tse Ntle
Nonyana Tse Ntle is a perfectly written miniature for Soprano and Alto. It includes many different dynamics and expression marks, and it sings of a variety of birds found in southern Africa including pipits, thrushes, shrikes, cranes. Both these aspects of the work suggest that it was written for school use, and it may have been composed in the 1950s. In order to help choirs learn this song, a free mp3 of the lyrics spoken by Mpho Ndebele is downloadable when the song is purchased along with a rehearsal mp3 of the song at a slow tempo.
The audio sample below was generated from the Sibelius file of the score and the image on the right shows the first page of the score.