Ruri!

Catalogue no:

979-0-804007-55-8

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Ruri! was probably composed in the 1940s, in Queenstown, South Africa, because Moerane's son Mofelehetsi recalls that his father 'had a lot of trouble with it'. It is one of Moerane's most loved works, describing in slow-moving harmonies the beauties of nature created by God. There are several versions available on Youtube, including this one by the Mompati Arts Chorus, recorded live at the Old Mutual National Choir Festival in October 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9x8L7OfSP4. It has piano accompaniment (not by Moerane), played by a pianist who mostly adheres to the vocal parts but sometimes embellishes them.