The Water Is Wide arranged by Mark Hayes. Choir Secular. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Folk. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.20187).
This new arrangement by Mark Hayes is destined to become a classic and a favorite of choral groups of any age. It's fresh, inventive, yet rich in choral tradition---hallmarks of Mark Hayes' writing. The first verse is strong unison writing, the second features an echo section, the third is voiced with lush, fluid harmonies, and the fourth scores the female voices in counterpoint with the men. The arrangement fades away, "like the morning dew." Outstanding SoundPax and SoundTrax CD.
Inst. Parts Available (choral); Recorded Acc. Available.
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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.