I Was Here

This arrangement is a showstopper, to say the least. Arranged as a group song with rotating small group solo features, this composition rotates through a dramatic range of musical tones. The opening focuses on the powerful, moving lyrics of this song with lush, homophonic harmonies sung by the full group. The first chorus breaks into a complex web of interweaving lines, while the second verse brings in a steady, flowing rhythm and overlapping harmonic trios. The bridge of this song features a moment of group improvisation with the singers ad libbing from their hearts, and then an epic key change swells into the final chorus of uplifting belting and riffs galore. The chorus breaks into a soaring soprano trio that carries the audience gently to the song’s conclusion.

Matt Goldstein
Beyonce
4
2011
2017
The Vassar Devils
Coed
SSATTB
10-100
Difficult
4:00
Yes
mattgoldstein2017@gmail.com

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