uqongqot’hwane (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-279
  • First Line: igqira lendlela nquqongqot'hwane
  • Composer: Hendrik Hofmeyr
  • Voicing: satb
  • Solo: S
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Xhosa
  • Country: South Africa
  • Other: 2007 cd08
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


This choral setting of Uqongqot’hwane employs a slightly syncopated version of the original melody, which is repeated a number of times.  As in traditional renditions, there is a gradual accumulation and variation of accompanying textures, although these techniques go somewhat beyond conventional practice in exploring the lively cross-rhythms that are being generated from the exploitation of the click sounds.