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O Waly, Waly

A Setting of The Water Is Wide

Grade 2

Concert Band Conductor Score & Parts


      O Waly, Waly - Jon Bubbett


O Waly, Waly (The Water Is Wide) is a haunting melody of love found and love lost.  From composer/arranger Jon Bubbett this ancient melody is now available to players at all levels to enjoy this beautiful melody of longing. Ocean drums should continue to sound after the last notes as the winds fade away “like morning dew”.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × .5 in

About Jon Bubbett

Jon Bubbett is a native of Dothan, AL. He attended Dothan High School, graduating in 1977. He also attended Troy State University, graduating with a BMEd. in 1981. Mr. Bubbett received the MMEd. from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL in 1989.

Mr. Bubbett is in his 38th year of teaching, and has served as band director at Thompson High School since 1993.

Mr. Bubbett’s bands have performed in a variety of venues across the southeast. Most recently the Thompson Wind Ensemble performed for the Music for All National Concert Band Festival in 2015 and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2017.

Mr. Bubbett is also a seven-time recipient of the NBA Citation of Excellence Award. Under his direction the Thompson Wind Ensemble is one of the recipients of the National Band Association Programs of Excellence “Blue Ribbon” Award for 2014. He is also the recipient of the Phi Beta Mu, Rho Chapter (Alabama) 2015 “Bandmaster of the Year” Award.

Mr. Bubbett has served as a guest clinician and adjudicator in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi as well as having served as clinician / panelist for both the Alabama Music Educators Association In-Service Conference and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.

State Lists / Recognitions

State Lists – AL-D

J.W. Pepper Editor’s Choice

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