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Water Is Wide

Water Is Wide

Submitted By Christian Cosas (csquared)


Low-quality mono sample (192kb MP3). Actual alerts are much higher quality and in stereo.

This is an orchestral soundset based on the traditional English melody "O Waly Waly" (aka "The Water Is Wide").

"The water is wide, I cannot cross o'er,
And neither have I wings to fly.
Give me a boat that can carry two,
And both shall row, my true love and I."

This soundset, like my others, is a compositional experiment for me. I've designed it to express a unified musical theme while also remaining simple and functional. The alerts are encoded with AAC at 192 kbps.

The sounds activate on the following events: Connect, Disconnect, Contact Sign On, Contact Sign Off, New Message Received, Message Sent, Message Received, Error, File Transfer Request, File Transfer Begin, and File Transfer Complete. The MP3 sample at the top of the description plays the alerts in that order.

Please, if you're going to dock this soundset's rating, leave a comment of constructive criticism on how I can improve it.

Copyright 2007 by Christian Cosas. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.


v1.1 - 23 October 2007 Completely remastered and remixed all of the alert sounds.
v1.0 - 4 September 2007 Added File Transfer Begin notification.
v0.9 - 6 August 2007 Initial release.


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# by Walrus on 08/17/07 at 04:12:53

Very nice!

# by caletz on 08/17/07 at 05:45:05

nice!!! :) relax and its nicer when you are listening to music, Nicely done!

# by onoaonoa on 09/05/07 at 06:24:46

Nicely done!!

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3.70 / 60 votes
Current Version: 1.1
Last Updated: 10/23/07
O WALY WALY, traditional English melody (public domain)

MIDI sounds generated with the GarageBand Orchestra Jam Pack

Edited with Sound Studio