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O Waly, Waly


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kristyjo

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I just realized that I haven't uploaded anything here for over three months, so I've decided to keep my membership current with this piece. My husband, son and I played for a church service last month on guitar (me) bassoon (husband) and clarinet (son). Believe it or not, there's not a whole lot of music written for that particular combination of instruments;) I arranged several pieces for us to play together, and this is one of the nicer results. This is software instruments, so the guitar is actually what Finale Software does when I write in the commercial chord symbols. It actually went rather well when we played it live, but we didn't record that. O Waly, Waly is also known as 'The Water Is Wide', and was arranged by Benjamin Britten as an English Folksong that way. I arranged it so that it could be sung by the congregation as 'An Upper Room...'. Therefore, it's not particularly fancy - still, it works.
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Uploaded: Apr 15, 2008 - 11:14:56 PM
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2008 - 11:14:56 PM Last Played: Jul 27, 2019 - 10:38:42 AM
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thetiler said 4143 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
This has a nice christian sound for sure
I enjoy playing at church as well and really appreciate your description. I am sure your families performance added a lot!

Way to Go!
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kristyjo said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Thanks
I'm glad you stopped by. We enjoyed playing this service together, and are planning to do it again, soon.
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futzpucker said 4143 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
A lovely piece
The simplicity of this song, combined with the fact that it is nevertheless very compelling, gives me hope that even untrained folks can come up with a nice melody, set it to chords, harmonize it, orchestrate it, and have as the final result a sweet little gem, like you have here.

At some point you might want to take this fine job you did here and expand on it by bringing in more of the orchestra. It's not that your treatment with the sparse orchestration isn't lovely or sufficient - it certainly is both - but it makes me want even more.

Thank you for bringing your engaging version of this classic to us, Kristine.
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kristyjo said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
So many ideas
and so little time. Thanks for stopping by, Patrick. I'm so glad I've got a bit of time to post songs this week, and time to listen to some of your lovely postings, too.
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Feter said 4143 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
O Waly, Waly
this is awesome arrangment ..and to read the story .
that you and your husband and son play music togther
this is beautiful ..thank you so very mcuh for sharin
such gem !!
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kristyjo said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Thanks for listening-
I know that I am fortunate to have a husband and a son who are willing to perform with me. Especially in a religious setting in a classical style. I'm glad you listened and commented. It's nice to be back again.
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RickW said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
A sweet, sweet sound
Very nice job arranging this for those instruments. I'd like to hear more from the family. :-)

God bless,

Rick


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kristyjo said 4141 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Rick-
I'm hoping to get Bob & Steve to record a few more songs with me. Neither of them is used to a studio set-up, but I'm hoping that they'll help me lay down a few tracks for posterity. Thanks for listening.
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magnatone said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
O Waly Waly
I love this song - great to hear it with this combination of instruments. And anybody who can play the bassoon is number one in my book! Thanks for posting.
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kristyjo said 4141 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Thanks, Magna-
I'll be sure to let Bob know how you feel about those double reed players :) I'm glad you got to listen. Thanks for commenting!
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Roxylee said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Very pretty, Kristy
This is one of the songs that sound great simply played, or with more added in. This particular choice of instruments is lovely. Glad you posted this; you and your family make sweet music together. :-)
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kristyjo said 4141 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Thanks, Roxy
I'm glad you got to listen. We are playing it again for a music festival this Sunday. I really enjoy playing with family members.
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drakonis said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Ah, my Kristine fix..
Thank you, I can stop holding my breath! Very satisfying arrangement, despite what Futz says about being hungry for a bigger treatment. My only suggestions would be to tell Finale to strum the guitar (arpeggiate the chords) so it sounds more guitar-like, and to add a little more dynamics to the bassoon... or to record the LIVE version next time! :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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kristyjo said 4141 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
drak-
Just for you, we WILL record a live version and post it here. I'm not even sure how to tell Finale to arpeggiate chords, because I never really USE the Finale version except to play from. Oh - and I'm glad you're breathing again :)
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Doadars Uncle said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Howdy Kristy!
Sweeeeet and sweet!

Happy to hear you again!

Great to hear you guys playing together.

Pretty song, well done!

Doug
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kristyjo said 4141 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Hey there, Doug,
Good to be here again, too. I have been doing a fair amount of arranging for church and school, but no recording and posting. I'm hoping to change that, soon. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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blaky smith said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Nice
sound, you have made a fine work, I see you are a family of talented musicians, the result is really pleasant to my ears... Nicely done
Marc
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kristyjo said 4139 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Yes-
The family part is special, I must admit. I suppose it's like a sports enthusiast or anyone else who wants the people she loves to enjoy the same things she does. Thanks for listening.
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Andronis said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Churches and schools are lucky to have you!
I think back on the music arrangements and compositions you've done back when I was last active, and as before you continue to work wonders by filling in little voids. You decided there weren't enough 3/4 loops? You made your own and did the 1645 Waltz. Couldn't find the right music for a school music program? "The Music of America." And now you felt like doing a piece for an uncommon instrument trio but couldn't find one? Again you've not only filled yet another void but done it excellently.

My only suggestion is that I would love to hear marginally more interest from the guitar. I'm not sure if that would come from arpeggiation, real strumming, or something else, but I'm sure whatever you did in performance was was more... (trying to find the right word here, and "elaborate" and "exciting" aren't it, because I don't think you need to sacrifice the pleasant simplicity). Whatever you did in performance was a little less blocky-sounding, probably. :)

Especially since all of you have already played it before, I would love to hear an actual recording of this if you all would go record yourselves sometime. :)
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kristyjo said 4139 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Glad you're back-
I actually do play some arpegiated things and some strumming, too, when we play this live. When I get the live recording, listen again and see if it's more what you had in mind. I'm just kind of lazy about putting in the actual notes played, because I don't follow them anyway, as i'm reading the chord symbols.
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guitapick said 4142 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
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Works very nicely on software. Bet it sounded wonderful in the church. Enjoyed this very much, kristy...
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kristyjo said 4138 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Thanks, Bob
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Ed Hannifin said 4141 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
One of my very favorite songs...
The words are among the best in English folk song, but the melody, for all its simplicity, is also among the prettiest and strongest in the folk world.

I like the simple arrangement here, and I also just like that it's being rendered by family... Quite in the folk tradition...

Ed
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paul f. page said 4141 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
There are few...
...more beautiful hymns. You did a really nice job arranging this for your trio. What a joy it must be to play in church with your own family members. My wife used to direct the assembly when I was choir director/organist and I remember how special that relationship was. ...
Peace.
Paul
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Ibstrat said 4139 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Very
nice arrangement.I would love to hear the live version!
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said 4097 days ago (May 31st, 2008)
Wonderful!
Wonderful by all means. Great composition and beautifully played and placed... Agree with Ibstart about the live version!

Take Care
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John Stebbe said 4065 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Wide
A beautiful arrangement, Kristy. A wonderful hymn to arrange, for your family to play. The counterpoint is very well-conceived.

Blessings to you,

John

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kristyjo said 4061 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
John,
I'm glad you got a chance to listen, especially since you're a church/school musician of kind of the same type I am. It isn't easy to get my sons to do things in front of other people. We are a shy family - my husband & I overcame that, because we enjoy music, and performing is part of that, but now it's kind of hard seeing our kids go through those same struggles. Anyway, I'm glad I got it posted for your listening pleasure
:)
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Enrique Gil said 4040 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
I love this piece....
and you version makes it sound great. I have not heard this one in church in a while but it always elicits good memories. Thanks!
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composerclark said 4028 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
Lovely
I love this melody %u2014 I've played it for years, and I am really enjoying your arrangement. Is there any chance you'd be able to record a real-instrument version with your husband and son?
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