Children of South Africa was written in 2019 for the Senior Choir of Karel Theron Primary School in Middelburg (Eastern Cape) South Africa. The score is for 2 part children’s choir, flute, percussion and electronic keyboard (piano).
It asks for at least 2 choir members to play percussion instruments: tambourine and two wood blocks. The other percussion instruments are djembe and agogo (cowbell). It is expected that adults are more likely to play these parts.
The piece sets words, written by the composer, about children being the future of South Africa, provide they use their education to achieve. It also reflects on the need for different cultures and races to work together in peace and harmony.