O Waly Waly & Other Classic English melodies includes three well known English folk melodies that arearranged for soprano, alto and combined men's voices with a straightforward piano accompaniment. Forming part of the Choral Basicsseries, it is ideal for beginner choirs and for choirs in which the male singers are few or at the stage when their voices are changing.
Featured are: Dashing away with the smoothing iron, Early one morning and O waly waly; the latter tune also features in L'Estrange's hit cantata Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose, entitled The water is wide.
The Choral Basicsseries has been carefully designed to provide rewarding, varied repertoire for beginner choirs. Perfect for singers of all ages, the series offers attractive, idiomatic arrangements for SA and SAMen choirs, with carefully considered vocal ranges and straightforward piano accompaniments that support the singers. Embracing world music, spirituals, folk song, pop classics, hit shows and original pieces, this series offers everything a budding choir could wish for.