Through This Vale of Tears

Song Collection

Through This Vale of Tears: In Memoriam Martin Luther King, Jr. is a song cycle for high voice, two violins, viola, cello, and piano. The music is by David N. Baker, and the text is from various poets and sources.

Composer: David N. BakerText: Mari Evans

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1. Thou dost lay me in the dust of death | Text: Psalm 22
2. If there be sorrow | Text: Mari Evans
3. My God, why hast thou forsaken me? | Text: Psalm 22
4. Parades to hell | Text: Solomon Edwards
5. Deliver my soul | Text: Psalm 22
6. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child | Text: Traditional
7. Now that he is safely dead | Text: Carl Hines


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