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Songs of the Water [Wind Ensemble]

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From the Publisher

This piece is an arrangement of two Northumbrian Folk songs based around the theme of water. The first tune is a ballad, "The Waters of Tyne"; the words of the original song tell of two lovers separated by the River Tyne. This is portrayed by the two solo flautists who pass the tune to each other across the space and into the ensemble. The second song "Dance to Your Daddy (When the Boat Comes In)" is a 'dandling' song, traditionally sung to a baby to keep them amused. It is featured here in two versions; the first, in the minor key, is interspersed with the chorus of the better known, major key tune, which is only heard in its entirety in the closing section. A piece full of atmosphere and colour, ideally suited to a mixed ability wind group.

Performance duration (approx): 4'30

Difficulty guide: 1-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Solo Flute
  • Part 3: Flute
  • Part 4: Flute
  • Part 5: Oboe
  • Part 6: Oboe
  • Part 7: Oboe
  • Part 8: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 9: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 10: Bassoon
  • Part 11: Bassoon
  • Part 12: Mini Bassoon or Teneroon or Bassoon
Category: Music for Larger Wind Group
Publisher: Wonderful Winds
Publisher's reference: WWPXTR001
Our Stock Code: 1438055
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (20 pages [score])