Andrew Donaldson, a composer and church musician, grew up in northern Ontario, Canada. He attended Glendon College, York University in Toronto, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. He went on to study classical guitar performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, receiving its ARCT (Associate of Royal Conservatory Teachers) degree in 1979. Since then he has worked as a composer and performer in many contexts, in both French and English.
Andrew co-edited the Book of Praise (1997), Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Donald Anderson. Their company, Binary Editions, continues to administer copyright for the PCC.
In 2007 he was made a Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, by Knox College of the University of Toronto, for… Go to person page >
O WALY WALY is a traditional English melody associated with the song "O Waly, Waly, gin love be bony," the words of which date back at least to Ramsay's Tea Table Miscellany (1724-1732), and as the setting for a folk ballad about Jamie Douglas. It is also well known in the Appalachian region of the…
Display Title: Although I Speak with Angel's TongueFirst Line: Although I speak with angel's tongueTune Title: O WALY WALYAuthor: Andrew Donaldson, b. 1951Meter: L MDate: 2006Subject: Community in Christ | ; Love |
Display Title: Although I Speak with Angel's TongueFirst Line: Although I speak with angels' tongueTune Title: SHE'S LIKE THE SWALLOWAuthor: Andrew DonaldsonMeter: 126.96.36.199Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13Date: 2008Subject: Family | ; Family of God | ; Love | for each other; Love | Us for God; Marriage | ; Spiritual Gifts |