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The Water Is Wide

By Douglas Andrews

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The Water Is Wide composed by Douglas Andrews. For SSA choir a cappella. Choral. Intermediate. Octavo. Duration 2.5 minutes. Edition Peters #EP68053. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P68053).

ISBN M-3007-4965-5. Choral.

This heart-breaking folk-love song was originally known as 'Waly, waly. ' This version is for women's voices, and begins with a soprano solo which turns into a duet. When the chorus enters about halfway through this short piece, there is a key change from F major to G major and the voices begin to diverge from each other, but despite this the work remains quite tonal and the separate lines always very singable.

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