[Amen siakudumisa]

[Amen siakudumisa]

Composer: S. C. Molefe
Published in 29 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: S. C. Molefe
Place of Origin: South Africa
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 33333 21244 44432
Key: F Major
Source: George Mxadana (as taught by); South African
Copyright: © Lumko Institute, South Africa


Instances (1 - 29 of 29)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #122

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #316

Chalice Hymnal #30

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #824

Common Praise (1998) #336

Community of Christ Sings #109

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #846

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Gather Comprehensive #536


Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #598

Halle Halle: We Sing the World Round #8

Hymnal: A Worship Book #64

Hymns of Truth & Light #41


Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #453


Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #921

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Moravian Book of Worship #840

Sing the Faith #2067


Sing! A New Creation #287

Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #284

Singing the Faith #770


Small Church Music #1235

Songs for Life #110

The Faith We Sing #2067

The New Century Hymnal #760

This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #279

Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #704

Total Praise: Songs and other worship resources for every generation #115

Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #431

With One Voice #786

Worship and Rejoice #741

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