O Waly Waly & Other Classic English Melodies contains three well-known English folk melodies are arranged for soprano and alto singers with a straightforward piano accompaniment. 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 arrangements form part of the Choral Basics series, which has been carefully designed to provide rewarding repertoire for beginner choirs, ranging from world music to pop classics and original pieces. Perfect for singers of all ages, the series also offers attractive, idiomatic arrangements for SAMen choirs, with carefully considered vocal ranges and straightforward piano accompaniments that support the singers.