O Waly, Waly

Poet:  Somerset, Cecil Sharp (1859-1924)

Source:  Volume 3: British Isles

Date of Composition:  1946 (pre. Oct. 31)

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd., 1947

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderately Easy

Subject:  “The water is wide” text; love over time

Range:  E4 – E5

Tessitura:  E4 – C#5

Tempo: Slowly moving; 3/2

Duration:  02:27

Vocal Characteristics: Potential for long phrases; arching phrases

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Unexpected chromatic alterations; full chords in both hands at times

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