Lord, They Took My Child Away

from Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom

for Contralto and Piano, with an optional Trio of Women’s Voices

Nkeiru Okoye (composer)


  • Contralto
  • 3 Female Voice (opt.)
  • Piano
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In this poignant and stirring aria from Nkeiru Okoye’s celebrated opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom, Harriet’s mother Rittia laments her inability to protect her children from the masters’ abuses. “Life is a cruelty to an enslaved mother,” she sings, “Can’t protect my children one way or another.” Powerful as a standalone recital piece for contralto and piano, an optional trio of supporting voices from the original opera scene is also included for performance. 
SKU: 111-40333
Duration: 3:30
Language: English
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Page count: 8
UPC: 6-80160-69059-6
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