A Distant Shore (The Water Is Wide) composed by Mary Donnelly. Arranged by George L.O. Strid. Choir Secular. 3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB). Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Folk; Secular. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.11561).
This partner song arrangement of the best-loved American folk song "The Water Is Wide" features a new, folk-like, counter-melody. Moderate vocal ranges. The extended "echo" section is perfect for developing ages of any age. Flowing piano accompaniment. The 2-part voicing includes a descant which may be performed by a C instrument such as flute or bells. Destined to become a choral classic!
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The Alfred Choral Designs Series provides student and adult choirs with a variety of secular choral music that is useful, practical, educationally appropriate, and a pleasure to sing. To that end, the Choral Designs series features original works, folk song settings, spiritual arrangements, choral masterworks, and holiday selections suitable for use in concerts, festivals, and contests.