a newsletter of the
St. Louis African Chorus

Vol. 7 No. 1
Winter/Spring 2000



of the Sage

O, Nne
O, mother, O, mother,
Where are you going,
Why are you leaving?
O, mother, O, mother,
Take me with you,
Please, take me with you.

My child, see your mother; My dear child, see your mother.
I am the one who nursed you
From childhood:
See, I am your mother.

Chebe Mo, Nna

Guide me, Father. Guide your child. In good times and bad times, protect your child.

The devil is like a roaring lion, in anger; roaming around, looking for whom to devour.

Guide me, O Lord.

Rulers of this world - the powerful, the rich and those who profess knowledge - flaunt themselves before the poor and lowly.

Guide me, O Lord.

Please accept my spirit; let me follow your path Let me hide under your wings, where peace and joy reign.

Guide me, O Lord.

O, Nne and Chebe Mo Nna were adapted from lyrics by Harcourt Whyte (1905-1977), Nigerian religious philosopher and composer. To reproduce or use contributions to this column, simply send a postcard to the Voice of African Music, 634 N. Grand Blvd., Suite 1143, St. Louis, Missouri 63103 USA.



New  African Chorus CD
Focuses on Harcourt-Whyte’s Sacred Music

See page 4


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In This Issue

African & African-American Composers of Organ Music - p.2

Euba’s Opera Premieres
in St. Louis - p.3

The Sacred Music of Harcourt-Whyte - p. 4

Notes from IS-AAM Festival 2000, North Devon,UK. - p.5

Calendar of SLAC Events

Live! at the Sheldon
First CD of the St. Louis African Chorus

A E Na O
New CD of the St. Louis African Chorus

the Voice of African Music
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