O WALY WALY

Tune Information

Title: O WALY WALY
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 51232 16551 71234
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

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 United States.

Hal H. Hopson (b. White Mound, TX, 1933) adapted and arranged O WALY WALY as an anthem in 1971 for his setting of 1 Corinthians 13, "Gift of Love"; his version became known as GIFT OF LOVE. That copyrighted version of the tune can be sung in canon after one measure, especially on the "refrain" stanzas (2 and 4) and ideally by the choir or by a small part of the congregation, somewhat in the manner of a descant. Keep the phrases moving to help create four lines instead of eight choppy phrases. In fact, the tune has a difficult time when not sung in canon; more recent hymnals have begun publishing this tune in triple meter, contrary to the publisher's request, in order to avoid the long-held notes. (The Companion to the United Methodist Hymnal noted that their committee's request for permission to use triple meter was denied, but that "in an assertion of free will over predestination, The Presbyterian Hymnal, 1990, included the text with a triple-meter form of the tune," p. 636.)

Hopson was educated at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He served various churches in the Nashville area as organist and choir director. He has also taught at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, and Scarritt Graduate School, Nashville, Tennessee. Over eight hundred of Hopson's hymn tunes and keyboard and choral compositions have been published. He takes an active role in many conferences and music clinics and was a major contributor to the Presbyterian Psalter (1994).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Arrangements

Piano Solo

  • The Church Pianist's Library Volume 18
    Composer/Editor C. E. Walz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 2
  • The Church Pianist Volume 31 Number 4 March April 2015: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; C. E. Walz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 2
  • Songs of Assurance: Hymns of Faith and Hope for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Charlie Miller
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2008) pp. 44
  • Piano Meditations: Ten Settings of Traditional Hymn Tunes for Piano
    Composer/Editor Justin McCarthy
    Published By: G. I. A. Publications, Inc. (2006) pp. 10
  • Let All Things Now Living Volume 1: A Celebration of International Hymnody
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2004) pp. 34
  • The Church Pianist Volume 19 Number 4 March April 2003: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors David Sarandon; Franklin Ritter
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2003) pp. 16
  • The Church Pianist Volume 17 Number 6 July 2001: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editor John Purifoy
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 30
  • Blessed Assurance: A Piano Collection
    Composer/Editor J. Bert Carlson
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1998) pp. 24
  • Hymns from Around the World: 10 Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Howard Helvey
    Published By: Beckenhorst Press, Inc. (1995) pp. 4
  • American Tapestry: The Music from the Recording
    Composer/Editor Joseph M. Martin
    Published By: Malcolm Music (1994) pp. 32

Piano and Organ Duet

  • The Gift of Love for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editors Joel Raney; Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1999) pp. 2

Organ Solo

  • The Organist's Companion Volume 40 Number 5 July August 2018 General, Weddings, Patriotic, Communion: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editor Wayne Leupold
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2018) pp. 20
  • Morning Has Broken: Hymn Settings for Worship
    Composer/Editor Arthur Frackenpohl
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2017) pp. 6
  • Preludes and Meditations: Expressive Settings for Worship
    Composer/Editor Raymond H. Haan
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (2017) pp. 38
  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 5 Pentecost and Trinity: 27 Original Pieces on hymns for Pentecost and Trinity
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2016) pp. 49
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Eight Tunes NO: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Hildebrand
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2015) pp. 124
  • Augsburg Organ Library Marriage
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2014) pp. 71, 73
  • The Essential Collection for the Church Organist II: 50 Settings for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Jane Holstein; Sue Mitchell-Wallace
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2013) pp. 201
  • The Essential Dale Wood: 40 Classic Hymn Tune Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editor Dale Wood
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2013) pp. 130
  • The Organist Volume 117 Number 1 March April 2013: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2013) pp. 25
  • Hymn Tune Compositions by Austin C. Lovelace: 12 Chorale Preludes / Variations 22 Original Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Austin Cole Lovelace
    Published By: Darcey Press (2012) pp. 83
  • Hymn Tune Compositions by Austin C. Lovelace: 12 Chorale Preludes / Variations 22 Original Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Austin Cole Lovelace
    Published By: Darcey Press (2012) pp. 17
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 33 Number 2 January February 2011: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Anthony Giamanco
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2011) pp. 4
  • The Church Year Volume 3: Ordinary Time through Christ the King
    Composer/Editor Austin Cole Lovelace
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2009) pp. 3
  • The Organist's Great Big Lent & Easter Book: A Feast of Music for the Greatest Season of the Year
    Composer/Editors Andrew Wright; Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 178
  • 100 New Hymn Preludes
    Composer/Editor Andrew Wright
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2008) pp. 208
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 42 Number 5 May 2008: The Organist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editor Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 8
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 42 Number 5 May 2008: The Organist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Dale Wood
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 8
  • Come Join the Dance: Folk Tunes and Spirituals for Organ
    Composer/Editor Barbara Harbach
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2007) pp. 4
  • 120 More Musical Gifts Part 6 Series Two: Variations on Hymn Tunes - Leoni to Regent Square
    Composer/Editors Adrienne Tindall; Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Darcey Press (2006) pp. 466
  • 11 Hymn Preludes: Organ Pieces for the Christian Year
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Sadowski
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2004) pp. 18
  • Composer/Editor Kris Kropff
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2004) pp. 12
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 68 Number 1 September October 2004: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2004) pp. 49
  • The Organist's Library Volume 38
    Composer/Editor Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2004) pp. 49
  • Wedding Processionals and Recessionals: With Orchestral General Midi Registrations
    Composer/Editors Rodney Barbour; Janet Linker
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2004) pp. 43
  • Augsburg Organ Library Autumn
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2003) pp. 75
  • Jubilate Volume I
    Composer/Editors James W. Kosnik; J. Michael McMahon; Charles Callahan
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2003) pp. 22
  • Four Hymn Meditations For Organ
    Composer/Editor James Pethel
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (2001) pp. 10
  • The Organist Volume 105 Number 2 May June 2001: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Carol M. Johnson; Colin Curtis
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 58
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 21 Number 4 May June 1999: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; George Lachenauer
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (1999) pp. 18
  • Variations on "O Waly Waly": The Gift of Love or When Love Is Found
    Composer/Editor Janet Linker
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1999) pp. 3
  • 100 Hymn Preludes for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Christopher Tambling
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 44
  • Sing a New Song: Folk, Spiritual, and Hymn Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1996) pp. 14
  • Laudate! Volume 2: Organ Music Based on the 100 Most Popular Hymns in Worship III and Gather
    Composer/Editor James W. Kosnik
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1995) pp. 8
  • Laudate! Volume 2: Organ Music Based on the 100 Most Popular Hymns in Worship III and Gather
    Composer/Editor James W. Kosnik
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1995) pp. 8
  • Wood Works on International Folk Hymns
    Composer/Editor Dale Wood
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1995) pp. 4
  • Eight Hymn Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1993) pp. 4

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

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    Composer/Editor Noel Jones
    Published By: Frog Music (2014) pp. 136
  • Hymn Tunes in Lower Keyes: The Book to Grab When the Congregation Complains that the Hymns are Too High!

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2011) pp. 187
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 150
  • 200 New Last Verses

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 128
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 7: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 640 - 704
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2007) pp. 644
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 7: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 640 - 704
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2007) pp. 644
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    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006) pp. 95
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    Composer/Editor Dirk van Dissel
    Published By: G. I. A. Publications, Inc. (2005) pp. 78-79
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    Composer/Editor Harold J. Owen
    Published By: GIA Publications, Inc. (2002) pp. 21
  • Pull Out the Stops!: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Organ
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2001) pp. 176
  • Let It Rip! At the Piano 2: Congregational Song Accompaniments Volume 2
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Eric Vollen
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 132
  • The Creative Use of the Organ in Worship
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2000) pp. 45
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 97
  • Hymn Intonations, Preludes, and Free Harmonizations Volume IX: 25 More Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Alfred V. Fedak
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (1998) pp. 12
  • Ninety Easy Hymn Accompaniments: For Keyboard
    Composer/Editor Margaret Mealy
    Published By: GIA Publications, Inc. (1997) pp. 62
  • More Last Verses: Another Two Hundred Varied Hymn Tune Harmonies
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 124

Voices: Organ, Instrument and Voices

  • Eight for Eighty-Eight: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Piano with Optional Instrument
    Composer/Editor David M. Cherwien
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1998) pp. 24

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