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Amen Siakudumisa

Representative Text

Masithi: amen siakudumisa.
Masithi: amen siakudumisa.
Masithi: amen bawo,
amen bawo,
amen siakudumisa.

Sing amen: Amen, we praise your name, O God.
Sing amen: Amen, we praise your name, O God.
Sing amen: Amen, amen,
amen, amen,
amen, we praise your name, O God.

Source: Voices Together #90

Author: S. C. Molefe

Stephen Cuthbert Molefe (1917-1987)-- Since most African languages are tonal, a melodic shape emerges directly from speaking the text. Stephen Molefe was among the first South African musicians that Fr. Dargie worked with in these workshops. Molefe was born of Sotho descent in the Transkei area of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. A choirmaster at the Catholic Church, he was not only a skilled musician but also fluent in a variety of South African languages including Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Afrikaans and English. Fr. Dargie met Molefe in 1977 at a composition workshop and transcribed a number of his works into staff notation. They include a wide variety of musical styles, “Masithi-Amen” being among the simplest.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Amen, siakudumisa!
Title: Amen Siakudumisa
Author: S. C. Molefe (1991)
Meter: Irregular
Source: South African traditional
Place of Origin: South Africa
Language: Xhosa
Notes: English translation: See "Amen, we praise your name, O God;" Spanish translation: "Amén, alaben al Señor" by David Dargie; German translation: "Amen, Wir preisen Gott, den Herrn" by Dieter Trautwein
Copyright: © 1991 Lumko Institute

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