This digital download includes sheet music (PDF) for the Violin Solo and a Piano Accompaniment part. The reference recording (MP3) of the demo is also included. The sheet music requires an advanced level of technical skill. For a great performance, be sure to add the Performance Accompaniment Track to your cart.
Were You There
This is a pre-release version of the hymn because it has not been recorded by a violinist yet and the accompaniment tracks haven't yet been mixed by a mixing engineer. The talented Samuel Antunes will record the violin part this sometime in 2018 for his upcoming album. The process for that may involve some revisions to the violin part. I will send the new versions of the files to replace the ones you get when you purchase the pre-releases. As you play through it, you may have suggestions for improvements and you are welcome to email me with those. Customers have requested that this piece be released early so I have made the pre-release available.
Update 12-9-2020: Samuel has recorded this song but he hasn't released it yet. :-) Stay tuned!
This purchase includes an immediate PDF download for:
Conductor’s Score • Solo Violin • Violin I • Violin II • Viola • Cello • Double Bass • Optional Lead Sheet – melody with chord symbols for pianist with improvisational skills to read.
The reference recording of the demo is also included.
This purchase includes an immediate download of the PDF and Finale (MUS) files for the orchestral score and parts. Finale 2012 or later is required to open the Finale file. If you have an older version of Finale or if you use Sibelius or Logic X, you can import the score with the included MusicXML file.
Were You There - Accompaniment Tracks
The download includes a four audio files rendered in high quality stereo for use as backing tracks.
The Accompaniment Track is exactly like the original recording except that the solo violin is removed. It may prove difficult to play along with since the string orchestra doesn't always provide an obvious pulse. For this reason I have included some other options to help you stay with the track. Click the play icon below to listen to a previews.
If you have questions about how you might perform with the accompaniment track, send me email.