Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition 2016

Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition in Six Volumes 2016
Composer: Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
Title:

Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition in Six Volumes, revised edition 2016

Catalogue: ACE COMPLETE
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Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition in Six Volumes (ISMN 979-0-804003-89-5) was first launched in 2015 and was completely revised in 2016 both on this site and as a CD-Rom for publication in SAMUS: South African Music Studies, journal of the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM). It comprises 145 scores in pdf, covering 182 unaccompanied short choral works and 1 piano work by Sotho composer Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa. All his works are available for download as individual songs or in volumes. All of them are available in staff notation only (Vols I-VI) or in staff notation with tonic solfa notation added (Vols Ia-VIa). View samples below, or go to the SALES page to view and buy. The CD African Choral Legacy: Historic Recordings of Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (2013) is also available for sale as an album or as individual tracks, on the SALES page, and provides an important accompaniment to the scores in this 2016 edition.

Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition in Six Volumes

Transcribed, compiled, edited, and introduced by Christine Lucia
Sesotho texts translated by Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa,
Mantoa Motinyane-Smouse, and Mpho Ndebele

Volume I and Ia:
Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika I
(African Songs and Extemporary Harmonizations Book I)
32 songs – also available separately as Volume I (or Ia + solfa) 

Volume II and IIa:
Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika II
(African Songs and Extemporary Harmonizations Book II)
32 songs – also available separately as Volume II (or IIa + solfa) 

Volume III and IIIa:
Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika III
(African Songs and Extemporary Harmonizations Book III)
32 songs – also available separately as Volume III (or IIIa + solfa)

Volume IV and IVa:
Khalima-nosi tsa ’Mino Oa Kajeno:
Harnessing Salient Features of Modern African Music

and
Meluluetsa ea Ntšetso-pele le Bosechaba Lesotho
(Anthems for the Development of the Lesotho Nation)
27 songs - also available separately as Volume IV (or IVa + solfa)

Volume V and Va:
Eight Songs from Hosanna: Lipina tsa Kereke
(Hosanna: Church Songs)
and
Bukana ea Lipesaleme (Book of Psalms)
8 songs and 1 book of psalms - also available separately as Volume V (or Va + solfa)

Volume VI and VIa:
Miscellaneous Published and Unpublished Works
16 songs and 1 piano solo - also available separately as Volume VI (or VIa + solfa)

Also includes:

The complete works of Lesotho composer Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (1908-1982) constitutes the first Critical Edition of any African composer. Between the 1920s and 1970s, Mohapeloa created a modern African choral idiom in tonic solfa score, inspired by traditional Basotho music, jazz, western classical music and hymns. His entire repertoire of unaccompanied choral songs has been newly transcribed from tonic solfa into staff notation, and his original Sesotho texts, extracted from the solfa scores, are translated into English. His tempi, dynamics, and expressive markings are retained and where they do not exist, editorial suggestions are made. Editorial interventions on the score are minimal, and are shown in square brackets. The historical and cultural background of the composer and various documents including his own writings,  informed this editorial work. The musical sources are given for each song. Accuracy and consistency have been aimed at as far as is practicable, respecting the composer’s legacy and presenting it in a form that scholars, teachers and performers anywhere in the world can access. Mohapeloa wrote within the literary tradition of tonic solfa but his music was often disseminated orally and copied by hand or electronically; thus individual songs have sometimes been modified through popular practice. This edition returns to the available printed and manuscript sources in order to prepare a new performing score of each song, with critical commentary explaining why a particular version or aspect of a score is considered authoritative.

Download options—depending on your download speed and your preference, you may:

  1. Download the whole edition as one PDF (which has all the volumes plus 4 extra files and title pages), OR
  2. Download a set of PDF’s: 12 volumes plus title pages plus the other 4 files (i.e. 5 ‘front matter’ pages).