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O Waly, Waly

Music by John Rutter

This beautiful and much-loved Somerset folk-song is No. 2 of Five Traditional Songs arranged for mixed choir by John Rutter The enduring appeal of the song lies in the beauty of its melody, coupled to a text on a universal theme expressed in touchingly simple metaphoric and poetic language.


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Edward Higginbottom : Three Folksongs : SATB : Sheet Music : Edward Higginbottom

Edward Higginbottom : Three Folksongs

Edward Higginbottom writes a highly accessible and mellifluous arrangement of "Down By the Sally Gardens". The delicate scoring, smooth vocal lines, and well-judged splashes of harmonic color allow the simple beauty of the tune to be heard. The traditional Somerset folksong "O Waly Waly" is given a delightful treatment and "Early One Morning" features both a solo baritone and solo soprano part that will make the singers shine!

Songlist: Down By The Sally Gardens, Early One Morning, O Waly, Waly

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Voicing: SATB | 9516b | Sheet Music | $4.50 | A Cappella


John Rutter (editor) : Folk Songs For Choirs Vol 1 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193437180

John Rutter (editor) : Folk Songs For Choirs Vol 1

Editied by John Rutter these songs come from the British Isles and North America, ranging widely in regional origin and character.

Songlist: Among the Leaves so Green, O, Bushes and Briars, Black Sheep , Bobby Shafto, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Early One Morning, Greensleeves, Londonderry Air , My Sweetheart's like Venus, O Waly, Waly, She's Like the Swallow, Sourwood Mountain

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Voicing: SATB | 6606b | Songbook | $22.95 | A Cappella


Jonathan Willcocks : Ten Folk Songs : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 884088446710 : 14033053

Jonathan Willcocks : Ten Folk Songs

Arranged for upper voices.

Songlist: Barbara Allen, The Ash Grove, O Waly, Waly, Drink To Me Only, The Lass Of Richmond Hill, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, John Peel, I Will Give My Love An Apple, Afton Water, Early One Morning

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Voicing: SSAA | 40464b | Songbook | $11.95


Richard Walters : 12 Selected Folksong Arrangements : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 884088239381 : 142344129X : 48019746

Richard Walters : 12 Selected Folksong Arrangements

This selection was made with student singers and pianists in mind. These are 12 of the most tangible, useful and approachable of Britten's jewel-like folksong settings. Includes historical notes on the songs. The audio of performances by professional singers will aid in familiarizing students and teachers with these expressive lyrical works. Contents: The Ash Grove - At the mid hour of night - The Brisk Young Widow - Come you not from Newcastle? - Early one morning - Greensleeves - I will give my love an apple - O Waly, Waly - Sail on, sail on - The Salley Gardens - Sweet Polly Oliver - There's none to soothe. The audio is acceessed online using the unique code inside each book. It can be streamed or downloaded according to personal preference.

Songlist: O Waly, Waly, Greensleeves, The Ash Grove, Sweet Polly Oliver, The Brisk Young Widow, At The Mid Hour Of Night, Come You Not From Newcastle?, Early One Morning, I Will Give My Love An Apple, Sail On, Sail On, The Salley Gardens, There's None To Soothe

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Voicing: Solo | 40275b | Songbook & Online Audio | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters : 12 Selected Folksong Arrangements : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 884088239589 : 1423441303 : 48019747

Richard Walters : 12 Selected Folksong Arrangements

This selection was made with student singers and pianists in mind. These are 12 of the most tangible, useful and approachable of Britten's jewel-like folksong settings. Includes historical notes on the songs. The online audio tracks of performances by professional singers will aid in familiarizing students and teachers with these expressive lyrical works. Contents: The Ash Grove - At the mid hour of night - The Brisk Young Widow - Come you not from Newcastle? - Early one morning - Greensleeves - I will give my love an apple - O Waly, Waly - Sail on, sail on - The Salley Gardens - Sweet Polly Oliver - There's none to soothe. 48019746 High Voice,Book/Online Audio $17.95 48019747 Medium/Low Voice, Book/Online Audio $17.95

Songlist: O Waly, Waly, Greensleeves, The Ash Grove, Sweet Polly Oliver, The Brisk Young Widow, At The Mid Hour Of Night, Come You Not From Newcastle?, Early One Morning, I Will Give My Love An Apple, Sail On, Sail On, The Salley Gardens, There's None To Soothe

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Voicing: Solo | 40276b | Songbook & Online Audio | $18.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : 15 Recital Songs in English : Solo : Songbook : 884088239299 : 142344079X : 48019744

Various : 15 Recital Songs in English

A collection of American and British songs for the progressing singer. Contents: Dirge (Argento) - The Ash Grove (Britten) - O Waly, Waly (Britten) - The Salley Gardens (Britten) - At the River (Copland) - Simple Gifts (Copland) - Fear no more the heat o' the sun (Finzi) - Oh fair to see (Finzi) - Money, O! (Head) - Spring Sorrow (Ireland) - Drink to me only with thine eyes (Quilter) - Weep you no more (Quilter) - Little Elegy (Rorem) - Love (Rorem) - Bright is the ring of words (Vaughan Williams).

Songlist: Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, Love, Simple Gifts, O Waly, Waly, The Ash Grove, At The River, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, The Salley Gardens, Dirge, Fear No More The Heat O' The Sun, Little Elegy, Money, O!, Oh Fair To See, Spring Sorrow

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Voicing: Solo | 40273b | Songbook | $18.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : 15 Recital Songs in English : Solo : Songbook : 884088239312 : 1423441133 : 48019745

Various : 15 Recital Songs in English

A collection of American and British songs especially suitable for student singers, with songs by Dominick Argento, Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Gerald Finzi, Michael Head, John Ireland, Roger Quilter, Ned Rorem and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Includes recorded companion audio of accompaniments. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Songlist: Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, Love, Simple Gifts, O Waly, Waly, The Ash Grove, At The River, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, The Salley Gardens, Dirge, Fear No More The Heat O' The Sun, Little Elegy, Money, O!, Oh Fair To See, Spring Sorrow

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Voicing: Solo | 40274b | Songbook | $18.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Developing Classical Singer : Solo : Songbook : 888680672072 : 1495094138 : 48024016

Various : The Developing Classical Singer

The selection of songs has been carefully considered to represent a variety of composers from primarily the twentieth century. Songs were chosen that are appropriate challenges to the advancing teenage singer, or for the university student. DOMINICK ARGENTO: Dirge - DOMINICK ARGENTO: Spring - LEONARD BERNSTEIN: I hate music! - LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Jupiter has seven moons - FRANK BRIDGE: Love went a-riding - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Come you not from Newcastle? - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Early one morning - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: O Waly, Waly - AARON COPLAND: The Little Horses - AARON COPLAND: Simple Gifts - AARON COPLAND: Why do they shut me out of Heaven? - JOHN DUKE: Central Park at Dusk - GERALD FINZI: Oh fair to see - RICHARD HUNDLEY: When children are playing on the green - JOHN IRELAND: Spring Sorrow - C. HUBERT H. PARRY: A Spring Song - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I attempt from love's sickness - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): If music be the food of love (1st version) - ROGER QUILTER: Dream Valley - ROGER QUILTER: Love's Philosophy - ROGER QUILTER: Weep you no more - NED ROREM: Little Elegy - NED ROREM: Love - CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: A Lullaby - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Bright is the ring of words - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Linden Lea - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The sky above the roof

Songlist: Linden Lea, Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, Love, Love's Philosophy, Op. 3, No. 1, A Lullaby, Simple Gifts, I Attempt From Love's Sickness To Fly, If Music Be The Food Of Love, O Waly, Waly, Spring, The Little Horses, Jupiter Has Seven Moons, I Hate Music!, Come You Not From Newcastle?, Early One Morning, Dirge, Little Elegy, Oh Fair To See, Spring Sorrow, Love Went A-Riding, Central Park at Dusk, Why Do They Shut Me Out Of Heaven?, When Children Are Playing Alone On The Green, A Spring Song, Op. 21, No. 2, Dream Valley, Op. 20, No. 1, The Sky Above The Roof

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Voicing: Solo | 40289b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Developing Classical Singer : Solo : Songbook : 888680672089 : 1495094154 : 48024017

Various : The Developing Classical Singer

The selection of songs has been carefully considered to represent a variety of composers from primarily the twentieth century. Songs were chosen that are appropriate challenges to the advancing teenage singer, or for the university student. DOMINICK ARGENTO: Dirge - LEONARD BERNSTEIN: I hate music! - FRANK BRIDGE: Love went a-riding - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: The Nurse's Song - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: O Waly, Waly - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Sail on, sail on - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Sephestia's Lullaby - AARON COPLAND: At the River - AARON COPLAND: Heart, we will forget him - AARON COPLAND: The Little Horses - AARON COPLAND: Simple Gifts - AARON COPLAND: The world feels dusty - GERALD FINZI: It was a lover and his lass - JOHN IRELAND: Spring Sorrow - C. HUBERT H. PARRY: A Spring Song - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I attempt from love's sickness - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): If music be the food of love (1st version) - ROGER QUILTER: Dream Valley - ROGER QUILTER: Love's Philosophy - ROGER QUILTER: Weep you no more - NED ROREM: Little Elegy - NED ROREM: Love - CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: A Lullaby - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Bright is the ring of words - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Linden Lea - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The sky above the roof

Songlist: Linden Lea, Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, It Was A Lover And His Lass, Love, Love's Philosophy, Op. 3, No. 1, A Lullaby, Simple Gifts, I Attempt From Love's Sickness To Fly, If Music Be The Food Of Love, O Waly, Waly, The Little Horses, At The River, I Hate Music!, Sail On, Sail On, Dirge, Little Elegy, Spring Sorrow, Sephestia's Lullaby, The Nurse's Song, Love Went A-Riding, A Spring Song, Op. 21, No. 2, Dream Valley, Op. 20, No. 1, Heart, We Will Forget Him, The World Feels Dusty, The Sky Above The Roof

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Voicing: Solo | 40290b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Developing Classical Singer : Solo : Songbook : 888680672096 : 1495094332 : 48024018

Various : The Developing Classical Singer

The selection of songs has been carefully considered to represent a variety of composers from primarily the twentieth century. Songs were chosen that are appropriate challenges to the advancing teenage singer, or for the university student. LENNOX BERKELEY: How Love Came In - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Master Kilby - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: O Waly, Waly - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: The Salley Gardens - AARON COPLAND: The Boatmen's Dance - AARON COPLAND: I bought me a cat - AARON COPLAND: Long Time Ago - GERALD FINZI: Oh fair to see - GERALD FINZI: Since we loved - MICHAEL HEAD: Money, O! - JOHN IRELAND: Spring Sorrow - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): Fairest Isle - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I attempt from love's sickness - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I'll sail upon the Dog-star - ROGER QUILTER: Barbara Allen - ROGER QUILTER: O mistress mine - ROGER QUILTER: Take, O take those lips away - ROGER QUILTER: Weep you no more - NED ROREM: Little Elegy - NED ROREM: The Nightingale - NED ROREM: Stopping by woods one snowy evening - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Bright is the ring of words - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Linden Lea - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Vagabond - PETER WARLOCK: As ever I saw

Songlist: Linden Lea, Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, The Vagabond, I Bought Me A Cat, Long Time Ago, I Attempt From Love's Sickness To Fly, O Waly, Waly, Barbara Allen, The Boatmen's Dance, The Nightingale, Master Kilby, Fairest Isle, The Salley Gardens, Little Elegy, Money, O!, Oh Fair To See, Spring Sorrow, I'll Sail Upon The Dog-Star, Take, O Take Those Lips Away, Op. 23, No. 4, How Love Came In, Since We Loved, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, As Ever I Saw, O Mistress Mine, Op. 6, No. 2

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Voicing: Solo | 40291b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Developing Classical Singer : Solo : Songbook : 888680672102 : 1495094340 : 48024019

Various : The Developing Classical Singer

The selection of songs has been carefully considered to represent a variety of composers from primarily the twentieth century. Songs were chosen that are appropriate challenges to the advancing teenage singer, or for the university student. BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Greensleeves - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Master Kilby - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Morning - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: O Waly, Waly - BENJAMIN BRITTEN: The Salley Gardens - AARON COPLAND: I bought me a cat - AARON COPLAND: The Little Horses - AARON COPLAND: Simple Gifts - JOHN DUKE: Central Park at Dusk - GERALD FINZI: Come away, death - GERALD FINZI: Fear no more the heat o' the sun - GERALD FINZI: It was a lover and his lass - MICHAEL HEAD: Money, O! - JOHN IRELAND: Spring Sorrow - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I attempt from love's sickness - HENRY PURCELL (realizations by Benjamin Britten): I'll sail upon the Dog-star - ROGER QUILTER: O mistress mine - ROGER QUILTER: Three Poor Mariners - ROGER QUILTER: Weep you no more - NED ROREM: Stopping by woods one snowy evening - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Bright is the ring of words - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Vagabond - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Youth and Love - PETER WARLOCK: As ever I saw

Songlist: Morning, Weep You No More, Op. 12, No. 1, Bright Is The Ring Of Words, It Was A Lover And His Lass, The Vagabond, I Bought Me A Cat, Simple Gifts, I Attempt From Love's Sickness To Fly, O Waly, Waly, Greensleeves, Three Poor Mariners, The Little Horses, Master Kilby, The Salley Gardens, Fear No More The Heat O' The Sun, Money, O!, Spring Sorrow, I'll Sail Upon The Dog-Star, Come Away, Come Away Death, Youth And Love, Central Park at Dusk, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, As Ever I Saw, O Mistress Mine, Op. 6, No. 2

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Voicing: Solo | 40292b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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O Waly, Waly : SATB : Richard Walters : Benjamin Britten : Songbook : 48022848 : 884088906092 : 1480341622

Richard Walters : O Waly, Waly

A transcription for SATB chorus and piano of Britten's arrangement of the folk song O Waly, Waly.

Arranger: Richard Walters | Composer: Benjamin Britten | Country: England

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48022848


O Waly, Waly : SAB : Alexander L'Estrange : Sheet Music : 12-0571538037 : 9780571538034

Alexander L'Estrange : O Waly, Waly

When Cecil Sharp transcribed O Waly Waly in 1908, it bore this title but did not contain the title words (beginning instead with "Down in the meadows"). It has been suggested since that the version we know now may be a composite of three songs: the Scottish "Waly Waly" (meaning "a cry of woe or grief"), the Cecil Sharp transcript and an American song, "The Water Is Wide," which begins the first verse of our version. This sad song is sometimes set in 3/4 time, but I have chosen to give it a gently rocking 4/4 feel, slightly reminiscent of the version by the singer James Taylor. Faber Choral Singles offer a series of beautifully crafted arrangements in a diversity of musical styles for today's choirs. From Broadway, pop and folk to spirituals, gospel and original works, the Faber Choral Singles series guarantees the perfect repertoire for every occasion.

Arranger: Alexander L'Estrange | Country: England

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 12-0571538037


O Waly, Waly : SATB : John Rutter : John Rutter : Sheet Music : 9780193513518

John Rutter : O Waly, Waly

This beautiful and much-loved Somerset folk-song is No. 2 of Five Traditional Songs arranged for mixed choir by John Rutter The enduring appeal of the song lies in the beauty of its melody, coupled to a text on a universal theme expressed in touchingly simple metaphoric and poetic language.

Composer: John Rutter | Country: England

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.90 | A Cappella |
9780193513518

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