Pedal or Lever Harp

Were You There? Sheet Music arranged by Angi Bemiss and Jan Pierce

Item #h7370b

For lever or pedal harp.

The traditional African-American spiritual Were You There? (When They Crucified My Lord) sounds lovely on the harp. This intermediate lever (or pedal) harp arrangement by Angi Bemiss and Jan Pierce features cross-hand chords and broken arpeggios in the first verse. The second verse is more dramatic, with 3-note chords in each hand, and 2 very easy sharping lever changes. The lyrics are included, but no fingerings.

Angi's unique sheet music layout gives you 2 versions of the same piece. The 2-page "Key of C" version is on one side of the 11" x 17" sheet, and the 2-page "Key of E-flat" version (in 3 flats) is on the back. Since you get BOTH the C and E-flat versions, you'll have a perfect arrangement, no matter which way you tune your lever harp!

The Key of C version goes down to the C that is 2 octaves below middle C, and the lowest note in the E-flat version is the low E-flat.

Please note: there is no cover page on this sheet music. The image shown here was created for this website, but does not appear on the music.

Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.

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