O Waly Waly - Handbells

When Love Is Found / The Water Is Wide

Arranger: Joshua A. Evanovich

Arr. © 2009 GIA.

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Item #: G-7444     Status: Archived

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Instrumental parts included: 2 or 3 octaves Handbells, 2 octaves Handchimes

Tune Name: O waly waly

Series: Resounding Faith

Handbell Difficulty Level: 2


The mood is gentle and moving for this ageless folk classic arranged for 2/3 octaves. It’s commonly known as the melody to “The Water is Wide” but this tune is also used with “The Gift of Love” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” A 3, 4, 5 octaves version is also available (G-7630).

2 or 3 octaves Handbells with optional 2 octaves Handchimes

Categories: Handbells

Rites: Marriage

Topical: Love for Others, Wedding

Number of Pages: 8

Format: Printed