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Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?

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By Traditional Spiritual

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Choral Choir (SATB) - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional Spiritual. Arranged by Deborah Johnson. A Cappella, Christian, Easter, Gospel, Sacred. Octavo. 8 pages. Deborah Johnson #3771. Published by Deborah Johnson (A0.877785).

Item Number: A0.877785

Were You There When They Crucified my Lord? Is a beautiful acapella arrangement perfect for small ensembles. The inspiration for this arrangement was from Deborah singing Were You There? Acapella in front of the Garden Tomb in Israel. This arrangement is for vocal solo/unison duet plus SATB chorus, acapella.

Were You There? is a beautiful arrangement of a timeless traditional spiritual with rich harmonies.  The chorus part can be performed with full choir or single voices. At the very end, it splits into six to eight parts, but can be modified for smaller groups. The chorus contains many "oohs" and "ahs" until the third verse. This arrangement contains four verses and the additional verses are noted on the lyric sheet.

Up for a GRAMMY Award, My Father’s Favorite Hymns album is available  here:  by Deborah Johnson. You can download the complete MP3 album or individual songs on Amazon here: There is also a beautiful spiral-bound devotional guide available with the amazing stories and life principles gained from these timeless classics, as well as all the music arrangements in one spiral-bound volume. Both are available on Amazon or direct from here:  

Were You There? Is a traditional Negro Spiritual written before 1865. Traditionally it has seven verses and is a part of the spiritual heritage that affected both gospel music and jazz music.

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