I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
Arranger Cathy Moklebust has relied heavily on John Ylvisaker’s text, using various styles and techniques to illustrate each segment, the passage of time, and God’s presence in every stage of life, from birth to death. Randomly malleted bells and a free tempo communicate the beginning and ending of life, while various staccato techniques and faster tempi are used to illustrate childhood and young adulthood. 86 measures. Key of Ab Major.