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Were You there? (Piano Hymn Arrangement)

By African-American Spiritual

Piano, Piano Solo - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by African-American Spiritual. Arranged by James Michael Stevens. Christian, Sacred, General Worship, Repertoire, Lent. Sheet Music Single. 4 pages. Published by James M Stevens Music ASCAP (S0.95881).

Item Number: S0.95881

Written on December 13, 2015 this is an piano arrangement of the classic African-American spiritual, "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?" Has a very strong and solemn sound moving between moments of anguish, deep introspection, and moments of peaceful resolve. Great repertoire piece or for sacred service music for the Lenten season. James Michael Stevens is a prolific composer residing in Nashville, TN where he serves at the Music Department Chairman of Welch College. 2016 New Year Contest.

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  • April 11, 2016 Were You There?

    This is a dramatic arrangement of the lovely Spiritual "Were You There?" After 30 years with no music in my life, due an accident, having songs like this available to me now, is a real blessing. This unusual but beautiful arrangement, I can recommend wholeheartedly. It's exquisite in it...

    's simplicity. I love the old Spirituals, they contain so much emotion and desperation and hope. The people who wrote these old songs knew what it was like to endure through life's trials and they felt the joy waiting for them on the other side. Give this beautiful arrangement a try.

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