Pelo Le Moea

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Pelo Le Moea and Nonyana Tse Ntle are the only two extant songs by Moerane written for Soprano and Alto. They are perfect little studies in two-part counterpoint, perhaps written for school use, although we do not know exactly when. The lyrics of Pelo Le Moea are ‘Setsoto’, implying that Moerane drew from a traditional Lesotho source, in order to express a touching tribute to familial love. The style of the music is rather Schumannesque, the last 4 bars reminiscent of the opening of his Waldscenen No. 6: ‘Herberge’ (Inn).