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Although considered an Appalachian folk melody, this ballad's roots are most certainly from the land of the Celts. Better known as O Waly, Waly, over the years it has been sung with various hymn texts, most notably Isaac Watts' When I Survey The Wondrous Cross. Here it is given a sublime treatment by American composer William Gordon.


Download includes PDF solo parts in Bb and C with piano accompaniment, plus piano backing track.


To view a video of David Koch performing the solo please visit


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Appalachian Folk Melody - Solo for Instrument in Bb or C (arr. William Gordon)

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