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Were You There?

Composer
trad.
Year of composition
2007
Lyricist
none
Publisher
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
World music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument
Instrumental parts
Not available

Simply beautiful, beautifully simple….that perfectly describes this haunting harp solo "Were You There?", an early American spiritual about the crucifixion of Christ. The opening verse soars melodically, with a very sparse LH accompaniment. The second verse builds in complexity, using triads in different positions, and graceful components that include 1-5-8-9-10 patterns, crossings, full rolled chords, and dynamic and tempo variations. Key of C, no accidentals. Requires a full range lever harp, or any pedal harp. Stunning in a room with a long reverb, this arrangement should come with a hanky–it's that moving. By Lyrica Press.

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