Joshua Pulumo Critical Edition

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This edition 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). The CD African Choral Legacy: Historic Recordings of Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (2013) is also available for sale as an album or as individual tracks, and provides an important accompaniment to the scores in this 2016 edition.

Title:
Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika I (African Songs and Extemporary Harmonizations Book I)
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JPM Volume 1
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Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika II (African Songs and Extemporary Harmonizations Book II)
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JPM Volume 2
Title:
Meloli le Lithallere tsa Afrika III (African Songs and Extemporary Harmonizations Book III)
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JPM Volume 3
Title:
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)
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JPM Volume 4
Title:
Eight Songs from Hosanna: Lipina tsa Kereke (Hosanna: Church Songs) and Bukana ea Lipesaleme (Book of Psalms)
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JPM Volume 5
Title:
Miscellaneous Published and Unpublished Works
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JPM Volume 6