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"The Water is Wide" for String Quartet
Traditional - "The Water is Wide" for String Quartet
String Quartet
ViewPDF : "The Water is Wide" for String Quartet (7 pages - 151.11 Ko)593x
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Date :ca. 1600
Copyright :Public Domain
Added by magataganm, 24 Dec 2018

"The Water Is Wide" (also called "O Waly, Waly" or simply "Waly, Waly") is a folk song of Scottish origin, based on lyrics that partly date to the 1600s. It remains popular in the 21st century. Cecil Sharp published the song in Folk Songs From Somerset (1906).

"O Waly, Waly" has been a popular choice for arrangements by classical composers, in particular Benjamin Britten, whose arrangement for voice and piano was published in 1948. John Rutter uses it for the Third Movement in his "Suite for Strings" (1973).

The tune is often used for the hymn "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" by Isaac Watts. It is also the tune for John Bell's "When God Almighty came to Earth" (1987) and F. Pratt Green's "An Upper Room did our Lord Prepare" (1974). Additionally, Hal H. Hopson used the tune for his work "The Gift of Love". Hopson also wrote Christian lyrics to The Water is Wide, which are often performed by church choirs. Mack Wilberg has arranged the tune to "Thou Gracious God" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., which the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs in the album Peace Like a River.

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I created this Arrangement for Strings (2 Violins, Viola & Cello) from a previous arrangement for Flutes by Jenne Van Antwerpen in 2018
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