The Water is Wide composed by Gregory Danner. For concert band (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb 1, Clarinet in Bb 2, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet in Bb 1, Trumpet in Bb 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Euphonium, (Baritone T.C.), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1 (Chimes, Bells), P). Band Music. Grade 3. Score and parts. Duration 4:00. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.11960).
Dating back to the 1700s, this Scottish folk song was initially known as 'O Waly, Waly.' This free setting connects original music with the source melody in a continuous unfolding of melodic and motivic material. Players should pay special attention to dynamic shading, harmonic tension and resolution, and balance to allow the music to be fully expressive.