Were You There on That Christmas Night
The master melody writer, Natalie Sleeth, originally composed this captivating Christmas selection in a unison/two-part setting. It is now available in a variety of formats, including SSA, SAB, and 2PT/Unison, with piano or 3-5 octave handbell accompaniment. (There is also an SATB version, but it is not compatible with the handbell accompaniment.) The mood is subdued yet intense, and the text encourages the listener to imagine what it must have been like "on that Christmas night".