In The abyssinian he tells the story of a diplomatic mission from Louis XIV of France to the King of Abyssinia.
Since 1996, Bolding has been director of the Chancel Choir (renamed The Inspirational Voices of abyssinian in 2008).
old name for Ethiopia, 1630s, from Modern Latin Abyssinia, from Arabic Habasah, the name for the region, said to be from Amharic hbsh "mixed," in reference to the different races dwelling there. In 1920s-30s popular as a slang pun for "I'll be seeing you." Related: Abyssinian.