Nonyana Tse Ntle(Beautiful Birds)
Nonyana Tse Ntle (Beautiful Birds) is a perfectly written miniature for two voices: Soprano and Alto. It includes many different dynamics and expression marks, and it tells 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. A free mp3 of the spoken lyrics is included when the score is downloaded, to help choirs with pronunciation of the Sesotho lyrics.
Nonyana Tse Ntle audio sample (piano) Audio