Always Tell the Truth

from Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom

for Tenor and Piano

Nkeiru Okoye (composer)


  • Tenor
  • Piano
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Knowing that he will be interrogated after his children disappear from the plantation, Harriet’s father Ben dons a blindfold as they make their escape plan. Why? Because Ben Ross has never told a lie, and will then be able to say truthfully that he didn’t see anything. This upbeat aria for tenor and piano from Nkeiru Okoye’s celebrated opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom paints a vivid picture of a man’s determination to keep true to his moral principles in the face of enormous oppression.
SKU: 111-40336
Duration: 2:00
Language: English
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Page count: 4
UPC: 6-80160-69062-6
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