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Wade in the Water - String Orchestra or String Quartet - Intermediate

By Traditional African - American Hymn

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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, String Quartet, String Orchestra - Intermediate
Composed by Traditional African - American Hymn. Arranged by Dennis Ruello. Gospel, Spiritual, General Worship, Repertoire, Americana. Score, Set of Parts. 9 pages. Published by Chicory Music (S0.126471).

Item Number: S0.126471

"Wade in the Water" was a popular instrumental hit in 1966 for the Ramsey Lewis Trio, which prompted further instrumental recordings by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and Billy Preston (both 1967). The melody was used for the 1988 Tony! Toni! Toné! hit "Little Walter".It was also used to warn slaves back then that a Slave Hunter or a Bounty Hunter was nearby and it was to warn them to go in the opposite direction."Wade in the Water, Children" is a 2008 American Documentary directed and produced by Elizabeth Wood and Gabriel Nussbaum. It was filmed by a group of 8th grade students at the first school to reopen in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The film offers a shockingly intimate look into life as a child in the ruined city. This jazz treatment of the tune is for string orchestra or string quartet. *Double Bass optional for String Quartet. Performance time: approx. 2 min. 20 sec.

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