Fatše La Heso

(My Country)

Date:

1941

Scoring:

Orchestra

Catalogue No:

MMM001

Moerane composed Fatše La Heso in South Africa in 1941, for the completion of a Bachelor of Music degree through the University of South Africa. He called it a 'symphonic poem' and subtitled it My Country, meaning, Lesotho. The orchestration is late Romantic, the harmonic language is early Modernist, and the musical material is based throughout on indigenous themes from Lesotho, which Moerane quotes in his preface to the work. It is scored for full symphony orchestra including double woodwinds, 4 horns, triple brass, piano, harp, and percussion, and lasts approximately 11 minutes. The orchestral score is sold with a full set of parts.

Available Products

ISMN 979-0-804007-30-5

R1,750.00

ISMN 979-0-804007-30-5


Resources

Fatše La Heso score sample – bars 179-181 Image/picture

Date:
1941
Publisher:
African Composers Edtion

Fatše La Heso recording Video

Commercial CD recording of this work, released in 1994 on the album South African Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 on the label Marco-Polo (DDD 8.223709).

Date:
1994
Performer/s:

National Symphony Orchestra of the S.A.B.C. conducted by Peter Marchbank

Source:
Naxos
Location:
South Africa
Publisher:
Marco Polo