MINTIRHO YA SJ KHOSA

CHOIR ACCOMPANIMENTS

"Born of a musical family SJ began arranging and embellishing hymns and traditional pieces at age six."

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  1. MATIMBA YA VUYIMBELERI
    The Power of Music: The Powerful Influence / Impact of Music
  2. MINTIRHO YA VULAVULA
    Deeds Speak / Communicate in a Language That is Understood By Everyone / Universally Comprehended
  3. AFRICA DZONGA
    South Africa (Perceived in a Democratic Context) Worthy of Being Celebrated
  4. XIKHONGELO XA HOSI
    The Lord’s Prayer (As Taught by Jesus Christ)
  5. FAMBAN’ KAHLE
    Have a Blessed Journey and Convey Our Warmest Regards
  6. VUN’WE
    Unity / Harmonious Co-Living (A National Anthem Submission)
  7. NTWANANO
    Harmony / Cooperation (In families, Communities, Nations)
  8. DZUNDZE RA NDABEZITHA
    The King’s Royal Field (Cultivated Cooperatively)
  9. IF YOU WORK HARD
    Commending Industrious / Diligent Application
  10. MAGIGWANA WA KA KHOSA
    A Praise Song for Magigwana, A Legendary Mutsonga Hero from the Khosa Clan
  11. MOON OF THE NIGHT
    Key Lessons on the Vicissitudes of Human Life
  12. GIYANI
    A Song of Jubilation Among the Va-Tsonga Ethnic Group in Appreciation of Freedom
  13. MATSALWA
    The Power of THE WRITTEN WORD: It Can Cause Wars; It Can Bring About Peace; It Can Elicit Fury; It Can Inspire Mirth
  14. TINTSHAVA TA DRAKENS(BERG)
    The Wonderful Beauty of the Drakens(berg) Mountains: As Awe-Inspiring as They are Reviving / Rejuvenating
  15. NDZALO
    Bountiful Harvest: The Reward of Industrious Application
  16. XA NKOKA I MUNHU
    Humanity (That Which is Human) is Quintessential
  17. CHUNCHANI MINDZHWALO
    Untie Your Luggage and Relax: A Zealous Guest Welcome with Virtual Festival Expectations
  18. IN PRAISE OF BROTHERLY LOVE
    The Beauty and Wholesomeness of Fraternity Likened to the Anointment of Aaron, with Aromatic Oil Flowing from His Head Down His Beard and Robes to His Feet – Brotherly Love is Resplendent with Lingering Aroma
  19. N’WAMILENGE
    A Warning to the Pedestrian, an Admonition to Respect the Rules of Road Usage and to Stay Sober
  20. LISTENING TO THE BIRDS
    A Yearning for Solitude, for Resonance with Nature through the Singing of Birds, and then to Convey the Message to Humanity
  21. MABARHULE
    Praise to the Legendary Big Footed Fellow and an Exhortation for Him to Acquit Himself with Pride (Another Khosa Clan Praise Song)
  22. YEHOVHA I MURISI WA MINA
    The Lord is My Shepherd: Psalm 23
  23. MI YA VA RUNGULA
    Convey Our Best Wishes and Kindest Regards - A Typical Bon Voyage to Beloved Guests
  24. NEW AFRICA
    A Jubilant Celebration / Invitation to Celebrate the New Liberated Africa, Steeped in Peace and Harmony
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ABOUT MINTIRHO YA SJ KHOSA

BY DR SHALATI JOSEPH KHOSA (SJ)

DR SHALATI JOSEPH KHOSA

From time to time nations get blessed with prodigies. In the years 1936 to 2012 South Africa hosted one such musical prodigy in the person of Shalati Joseph Khosa (SJ). Born of a musical family SJ began arranging and embellishing hymns and traditional pieces at age six. By age fourteen he had formally composed several songs that were performed by church and school choirs.

During his first year at University of the North (now University of Limpopo) his musical talent shone so brightly that Prof. Lekhele could not resist to invite him as co-conductor of the University Choir and fellow adjudicator of high school Eisteddfods. His university contemporaries remember him so consumed by music that he would occasionally conduct imaginary choirs whilst queuing for food at the dining hall.

I had the fortune of being his student at Bankuna High School in 1965, albeit very briefl y before he was transferred to another institution. Our relationship was to endure for decades.

His composition talent exploded onto the South African choral music scene with such songs as Giyani and Khindlimuka Gaza and later Mintirho Ya Vulavula (Deeds Speak), Matimba ya Vuyimbeleri (The Power of Music) and many more. By the time he died at age seventy-six he had composed in excess of 850 songs with such varied thematic messages as historical, cultural, spiritual, philosophical, traditional, educational, motivational, in praise of nature etc; spontaneous as well as commissioned. The twenty-four songs in this double disc are a selection of his better-known compositions. A delightful sample worthy of savouring.

SJ chose to enrich and nourish his natural music talent through formal study. In 1971 he won a musical scholarship to study Brass Band Music at Lousanne in Switzerland. Later qualifications include BA, BA Honours and MA in Music Education. He was later awarded a doctorate in Music.

Dr SJ Khosa: Explosive musical talent, prolific composer, artistic conductor, dedicated music educator, objective adjudicator and an embodiment of musical brilliance par excellence. May humanity continue to delight in your countless songs and derive inspiration from your autobiography, a life abundantly lived, talent brilliantly displayed.

Dr Reuel J Khoza: 7 April 2015

MARK CHEYNE

Mark Cheyne is one of South Africa’s most prolific symphonic arrangers, and has worked with many well known artists including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Johnny Clegg, Sibongile Khumalo, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Lira, Prime Circle & many others. His arrangements have been performed throughout South Africa and internationally. In 2011 he received a SAMA nomination for Best Instrumental Album for ‘The Boundless Music of the Soul Brothers’ featuring the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Mark is married with 2 sons and operates his music production company, Aaross Music, from Bryanston, Johannesburg.

CREDITS

Executive Producer: Dr RJ Khoza
Producer: Mark Cheyne
Musical Arrangements: Mark Cheyne
Consultant Musical Arranger: Gobingca George Mxadana
Recording Engineer: Richard Mitchell
Assistant Engineers: Clinton Hattingh & Eduard de Lange
Mixed by: Mark Cheyne
Mastered by: Keith Forsyth
Album artwork: Marc Barnard for Red Flag Design
Recorded at Studio -3, The Playhouse, Durban, November 2014

KWAZULU-NATAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra is a professional orchestra of 70 full time musicians from more than twenty countries around the world. It enjoys a reputation for innovative excellence among South African orchestras and has proved to be a formidable resource countrywide.

www.kznphil.org.za

Conductor Lyk Temmingh
Concert Master Joanna Frankel
Violin I (Assoc. Concert Master) Violeta Osorhean
Violin I (Principal) Beatris Lauenburg
Violin I Emi Fukuda 
Violin I Geza Kayser 
Violin I Elena Kerimova 
Violin I Mihail Mihaylov 
Violin I Roberto Palma 
Violin I Ievgen Pronenko 
Violin I Lidia Sanacori 
Violin II (Principal) Petya Koleva 
Violin II Jane Baillie 
Violin II Regomodicoe Molosioa 
Violin II Patrick Motsa 
Violin II Natalie Pronenko 
Violin II Thomas Steinhausen 
Viola (Principal) David Snaith 
Viola Laura Blazyte
Viola Annamaria D’andrea
Viola Todor Hadgiev
Viola Nassie Hadzhieva
Viola Marco Mazzi
Viola Tshegofatso Mokobe
Cello (Principal) Boris Kerimov 
Cello Fiona Grayer
Cello Ralitsa Pechoux
Cello Alejandro Pradenas
Cello Marguerite Spies
Double Bass (Principal) Simon Milliken
Double Bass Andreas Kappen 
Double Bass Yuri Litvinenko 
Flute (Principal) Sabine Baird 
Flute Lisa Thom
Oboe (Principal) Nuria Cabezas Castano 
Oboe Stella Martin
Clarinet (Principal) Annelize de Villiers 
Clarinet Kirsten Sayers
Bassoon (Principal) Lubomir Minkov 
Bassoon Anele Mnguni
French Horn (Principal) Sorin Osorhean 
French Horn Neil Smit 
French Horn Alice Thom
French Horn Marian van Duyker 
Trumpet (Principal) Michel Schneuwly 
Trumpet Jonas Brolin
Trumpet Cathy Peacock
Trombone (Principal) Andrea Baloco 
Trombone Duncan Wooldridge
Bass Trombone (Principal) Jonathan Hooper 
Tuba George Foster
Timpani (Principal) Stephane Pechoux 
Percussion Thando Nkangana
Percussion Joshua Kim
Harp (Principal) Linor Steinhausen 
Drum Kit Bruce Baker 
Orchestra Manager John Walton 
Artistic Administrator Daniel Walshaw 
Chief Executive & Artistic Director Bongani Tembe 

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And then I heard a voice CD Pack
Khisimusi - Christmas in Africa
Vun'we - Power of Unity CD Pack
Mahlori Ya Londolozi
Mintirho Ya Choir Accompaniments
Mintirho Ya Instrumental CD Pack
Africa Tivule

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Matimba Ya Vuyimbeleri - Sheet Music - Details
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