Were You There?

A Service for Holy Week By Carla Giomo

Featuring the Cathedral Singers

Readings from Luke's Passion Gospel are interspersed with choral settings of hymns and spirituals, and the extinguishing of candles. The choral arrangements are not difficult and provide compelling commentaries on Jesus' suffering and death and on the human condition. In the composer's words, "The songs carry the theme of overcoming suffering in order to go home.

African-American spirituals are powerful testimony to a faith that can sustain hope in the face of suffering that will never end until the everlasting home is reached." This edition includes the complete order of service and the octavos which comprise the musical part of the liturgy. Choral settings are for SATB choir, soloists, and piano. Also included on this CD is Giomo's Vespers: A Service for Evening Prayer, which is useful for parishes that hold midweek Lenten worship services.

CONTENTS: Were You There, stanza 1 (G-5831) Introduction Were You There, stanza 2 First Reading Were You There, stanza 3 Second Reading Trying to Get Home (G-5832) Third Reading Fourth Reading Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Chile (G-5833) Fifth Reading Sixth Reading Seventh Reading He Nevuh Said a Mumbalin' Word (G-5834) Eighth Reading Forgive Them, Forgive Us (G-5835) Ninth Reading Soon I Will Be Done (G-5836) Tenth Reading Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee (G-5837) Eleventh Reading Were You There, stanza 4   Vespers Service of Light (G-5252A) Evening Hymn Evening Thanksgiving Psalm 141 Gospel Canticle: The Magnificat Litany Offering Response Blessing   Choral AnthemA Blessing (G-5673).

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CD-544 Were You There? - CD
$16.95
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G-5754 Were You There?
A Service for Holy Week
$10.95
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G-5252 Vespers
A Service of Evening Prayer
$15.00
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G-5252A Vespers - Pew Edition
A Service of Evening Prayer
$1.25