Through This Vale of Tears


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.


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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