Through this Vale of Tears: In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr. for Tenor or Soprano and Piano Quintet
LKMP X815403/ HL 42223
Tenor or Soprano Solo: 2 Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano
Commissioned and recorded twice by tenor William Brown, Through This Vale of Tears is a kind of social commentary on the death of Dr. King. As described by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Mr. Baker's piece set a variety of texts in a cornucopia of styles, including scat, spiritual, and chorale. Miraculously, this diversity cohered, producing a multi-dimensional work filled with grief, humor and hope." Set includes 1 full score and string parts; individual scores may also be purchased separately (LKMP# X081022).