National Anthem of South Africa (1997)
(Uit die blou van onse hemel ; Sounds the call to come together ; Nkosi sikelel'i Afrika)
; National anthem
; Hymn (sacred)
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Type of Choir:
SATB + SATB (8 double choir OR mixed voices)
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5):
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E):
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The National Anthem was compiled and adapted after 1994. To provide in the needs in South Africa with many nationalities, two songs were combined. They are: "Die Stem van Suid-Afrika" (Afrikaans and English versions) and "Nkosi sikelel'i Afrika".!This arrangement has been done by the arranger, as requested by W. van Tonder and sung by both Ad Musicum (Pretoria) and Vivaria Chamber Choir (Bloemfontein) during a European tour in 1997.
This anthem was arranged for two SATB choirs. The way in which the piece was arranged, tries to symbolize the integration of the many nationalities in South Africa by integrating the two songs and different languages in a contrapunctal style.