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O Waly Waly: High voice

High Voice, Piano

From Volume 3 of Britten's folksong arrangements, which was dedicated to the soprano Joan Cross. It was composed sometime before 31 October 1946, which is believed to be the date of the song's first performance by Britten and Pears (part of a concert at Kleine Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam). It has been published in 3 versions: high voice and piano,  medium voice and piano and high voice and orchestra.

Text Author
Cecil Sharp
Year of Composition
31 Oct 1946
Length
3 minutes
Language
English
Vocal Range
Publisher
Boosey and Hawkes
Type
Folk
Voice Type
High Voice
Instrument
Piano
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