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The Water is Wide (Cello and Piano)

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By Traditional Celtic Melody

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Cello, Piano - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional Celtic Melody. Arranged by John A. Dempsey. Spiritual, World, Celtic, Easter, Wedding. Score, Set of Parts. 11 pages. Published by John A. Dempsey (S0.121285).

Item Number: S0.121285

"Give me a boat that can carry two and both shall row - my love and I."  From a rich, vibrant Celtic tradition comes the memorable tune "The Water is Wide," lovingly crafted to evoke misty Scottish landscapes with rolling green hills (you can almost smell the heather).  This unabashedly romantic duet for cello and piano is perfect for weddings, ceilidhs (or any Celtic-themed music event), concerts and recitals.  For weddings, this arrangement is recommended as a prelude, unity candle accompaniment, a bridal march or a bridesmaid processional.  
          Because this melody ("O Waly Waly") has been used in multiple hymn settings, including "The Gift of Love," "Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire" and as an alternate melody for "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," this music is also very effective for traditional church services and other worship events, as a prelude, postlude, an offertory or silent prayer accompaniment.   7 pages of music (that includes a separate two-page pullout cello part).  Key: G major.

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