Songs of South Africa Cora-Mari van Vuuren & Loveline Madumo
1 Kokkewiet - PJ Lemmer 2 In die stilte van my tuin - A van Wyk 3 Met Skemering - A van Wyk 4 Uea Kae - Mahapoloa 5 Oktobermaand - D Roode 6 NdilileloMna - M Mbali 7 Die Hanslamlek my hand - N van der Watt 8 Ou Volstruis - N van der Watt 9 Die Esel - N van der Watt 10 ThullaThula - Traditional Song 11 Lentelied - S le Roux Marais 12 Slaapliedjie by A. Ellis 13 Rooidag - S le Roux Marais
Three Mpondo folktales
"The woman who turned into a horse" "The Flute" "Gil'ibhadi and the beautiful girl"
These are authentic Mpondo folktales. The storyteller was Mncinane Manqondo, and she told many more tales than the seven in the cycle. The tales were recorded, transcribed and translated by Dr JV Cantrell from UNISA. He published 20 tales in a parallel edition (Xhosa and English). The lyrics were prepared by the composer and then set to music. Three of these folktales are presented here.
François de Villiers studied harmony with Marianne Feenstra, counterpoint with John Coulter, percussion with Jon Wishnuff and orchestration and conducting with Prof Walter Mony, and obtained a Licentiate in Harmony. He had individual composition lessons (briefly) with Martijn Padding, Theo Loevendie, Robert Rollins and Kevin Volans. He has composed sporadically since 1998. His works include two song cycles (When will I see you again, and Tales from Mpondoland), four works for piano, a sonata for marimba and viola, two orchestral works and several other works for chamber instruments. He has retired from his day job, and now lives in Plettenberg Bay.