Duration: 8'00" |
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
Were You There? is a powerful but simple arrangement of the very popular spiritual often used around Easter time. It is arranged here for unaccompanied SATB. Eight verses are given but there's no need to sing them all if you want to use a shorter version. On the other hand, using all eight verses can provide a wonderful backdrop for example to the Veneration of the Cross in a Good Friday service.
Each verse is about a minute long, so the whole song lasts roughly eight minutes.
Were You There? was first performed by the Elizabethan Madrigal Singers in Aberystwyth.