Category:   TTBB CHOIRS
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Miles Ramsay
Publisher:   Cypress
Edition:   CP1027
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Greg Douma
Eastview High School 2006
R&R Chair TTBB Choirs

A favorite of choral arrangers, “The Water Is Wide” lends itself well to the male choir idiom. Ramsay’s arrangement is simple, yet lush. Singers will immediately sense the fruits of their choral labors, as this arrangement gives back to the singer. If you are programming for large forces or a particularly advanced ensemble, I’d also recommend examining Earlene Rentz’s arrangement of this same tune. It is also a beautiful setting of this inspiring melody! Its demanding ranges and voice writing qualifies Rentz’s setting as Level 5.