Obe (1980 recording)



Catalogue No
JPM 063
choir SATB
Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition

Mohapeloa published the score of Obe in 1939. Modelled on a folksong about a mythical beast invoked to frighten children, it is long and challenging for any choir to sing, let alone the school choirs for whom it was originally composed. The performance by Newell High [School] Choir, New Brighton (conductor not specified) was recorded in 1980 by the SABC. This historic recording was reissued in 2014 by ACE as Track 15 on the CD African Choral Legacy: Historic Recordings of Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa.