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American Spiritual Melody arranged by

S T E P H E N

B A R K E R

Were you there?

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Were you there? American Spiritual melody arr. Stephen Barker (b. 1977)

° b4 Voices & b b 4 Œ ¢

Molto lento e expressivo (q = 52)

Organ or Piano

=

{

œ

b4 œ & b b4 œ

œ œ œ

U Œ

rit.

Ó bœ œ

œ nœ œ œ œ

U œ

nœœœ

U œœ

p

b4 & b b4 Œ

b &b b œ

3

there

œœ œœ œœ b œ œœ œœ bœœ œœ œ œ (man.)

œ œ œ- œ œ ™

when they

cru - ci -

ed

œ

˙™

œ œ

my Lord?

œ

œ

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there

n œœ˙ u

p gently

œ œ

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Œ Œ

œ œ -œ œ œ ™ when they cru - ci -

ed

œ my

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{

Œ

Lord?

b &b b b &b b Ó

poco cresc.

œ œ œ ˙ O

∑ p

œ

œ J

œ

some - times

œ œ œ ˙

‰ j ˙ œ œ œ b˙

œ J

œœ n œ œœ œœ œœ œ

j œ œ ™ œ œ œ œj œ ™ dim.

it caus - es me to trem - ble,

trem - ble,

j j œ œ ™ œ œ œ œj œ ™ œ œ™ œ™ œœ œœ™™ œœ ? œ™ J J œœ œœ b œœ

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{

œ œ œ œ œ œ- œ œ ™ œ ˙ ™

Œ

trem - ble;

Œ

Ó

Œ

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œ œ œ œ œ œ œ™ œ ˙™ b œœœ ˙™ ˙˙˙ <n> ˙˙ ˙ w ˙

b & b b œj œ™ ? bb ˙˙ b

Œ

(ped.)

œ œ

Were you

œ ˙œ ™ œ œ œ œ b˙ ˙˙ ˙˙ ˙ ˙

œ J

= ° b ™ ¢& b b ™ œ 14

{

there there

bb ™™ ˙˙ b &

œ œ œ œ œ™ œ

when they nailed him when they laid him

to in

œ œ

the tree? the tomb?

˙ ˙

˙ ˙

˙˙

˙˙ ? bb ™™ w b

˙™

b˙ w

Were you Were you

bœ˙

˙˙

œ

œ œ œ œ œ™ œ

œ there there

when they nailed him when they laid him

to in

the the

˙˙

˙˙

b ˙˙

˙ w

= ° bb ¢& b ˙™ 17

{

Œ

tree? tomb?

b & b b b˙˙ ˙˙ ? bb ˙ b

poco cresc.

œ œ œ ˙ O

n˙˙

some - times it caus - es me to

j œœ œ œ œj œ ™ œ œ bœœ œ œœ œ œœ œ œœ n œœ œœ œœ œ œ œ nœ œ œ ?

œw œ œ ˙

˙ b ˙˙ œ œ nœ ˙

œ J

œ œj œ ™ œ œ œ œj œ ™ dim.

trem - ble,

j œ œ™ trem - ble,

j œœ ™ œ ™ œ œœ™j œ ™ J œ˙ ™ œj œ™˙ œ™ œJ œ ™

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° b ¢& b b œj œ™ 21

{

Œ

œ œ

b & b b œj ˙ œ™ ? bb ˙œ b˙

Œ ˙˙ ˙

œ

=

° bb Œ cresc. œ ˙ & b œ 24

Higher voices

{

? bb ˙˙˙ b

=

° bb 2. ¢& b ˙ ™ 28

{

b &b b ˙™ ˙™ ? bb ˙˙™™ b

to in

rit.

˙

bœ œ œ œ nœ ˙

were you there?

were you there?

j œ bœ œ œ œ˙ œ œ bœœ œœ œ œ nœ ˙˙ œ œ ˙™ œ rit.

n˙œ ™ ˙™

˙˙ ˙

œ

pp

Œ

&

˙˙˙

(man.)

œ

œ

œ

rit.

˙œ ˙

œ œ

Were you

˙w™

œ œ

1.

w ˙

˙

U U™ ™ œ œ ä

U œ œ ˙™

pp

Were you

U U™ ™â œ œ

U œ œ ˙™

pp

were you there?

Were you

U U ‰ j Œ œœ œ u U U Œ Œ œ œ œœ

Œ

Ó

bœ œ Œ

œ

∑ œ

œ™ œ

â ä

cresc.

tree?

rit.

Œ œ

Lower voices

were you there?

dim.

˙˙ ˙

˙™

˙˙ ˙

˙˙ ˙

were you there? were you there?

˙˙ ˙

the the

œ œ <n>œ˙ œ œ ™ œ

œ˙˙

œ bœ œ œ œœ œ œ

tomb? 2.

b œœœ œ

when they nailed him when they laid him

œ œ œ ˙™

there?

b &b b œ™ ˙

there there

dim.

Were you there?

bb b & ˙ ¢

œ

Were you Were you

trem - ble;

œ œ œ œ œ™ œ

1.

œ

U ˙™ Œ

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œ œ

œœ u U œœ œ

™™ ™™

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Were you there?  

A straightforward arrangement of the American Spiritual melody. Mostly in unison, it has a short two part bridge passage between the second...

Were you there?  

A straightforward arrangement of the American Spiritual melody. Mostly in unison, it has a short two part bridge passage between the second...

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