Were You There?
by Gwyneth W. Walker
Medium Voice - Sheet Music

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Medium voice and piano - Early Intermediate

SKU: EC.9179

Composed by Gwyneth W. Walker. Holy Week, Lent, African American Heritage. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #9179. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.9179).

UPC: 600313491795. English.

This new arrangement focuses on the inherent drama of the text. Each verse expresses a different reaction to its question about the crucifixion. The piano accompaniment, which plays a featured role in this music, varies with the mood of the lyrics, from simple chordal support at the beginning, to harsh rhythms (“nailed him to the cross”), to rapid “sunburst” patterns (“the sun refused to shine”), to sorrowful descending lines (“laid him in the tomb”). The choral expression is articulated in similar manner to the accompaniment.