Twelve Variations based on the National Anthem of Lesotho. The composer lived in Lesotho from 1995-1997 as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Each variation is based on a scene from Lesothosome are everyday activities such as plowing fields or looking out over the mountains. The earlier variations are more light-hearted than the later variations which grow in intensity. The variations are: (1) Mountains; (2) Old Man Looking at Mountains; (3) Herdboy Playing Pipe In Field; (4) Plowing Field as Storm Approaches; (5) Children Chasing Chicken; (6) Drunken Men Fighting At Bar; (7) Witchdoctor; (8) Chief Struggles With New World; (9) Sun Hardens Ground: Drought; (10) War; (11) AIDS; (12) Mountains Remain.
Daniel Carr - Nikoichi Publishing
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