[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)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #122Page Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #316
Chalice Hymnal #30
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #824Page Scan
Common Praise (1998) #336
Community of Christ Sings #109
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #846
Gather Comprehensive #536Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #598Audio
Halle Halle: We Sing the World Round #8
Hymnal: A Worship Book #64
Hymns of Truth & Light #41
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #453Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #921Audio
Moravian Book of Worship #840Page Scan
Sing the Faith #2067
Sing! A New Creation #287Audio
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #284
Singing the Faith #770
Small Church Music #1235Audio
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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