Shaker Dance and Lament

Shaker Dance and Lament
(from Tapestry: A New England Suite)

By James Clemens String Orchestra Conductor Score Grade: 3 Item: 00-22327S
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Two contrasting Shaker melodies provide the framework for this piece, which alternates between 6/8 and cut time. The first, Followers of the Lamb, was written by Sister Clarissa Jacobs (1833-1905). According to the Shaker Community of Sabbathday Lake, Maine, this lively song is often used to introduce a gift of joy. The second melody is "Father James's Song," a wordless tune, composed by Father James Whittaker (1751-1787) after he had endured one of many episodes of persecution. This piece is the opening movement of Tapestry: A New England Suite for String Orchestra.

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Series: Highland/Etling String Orchestra
Composed by: James Clemens
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Format: Conductor Score
Page Count: 24
Item Number: 00-22327S
UPC: 038081229164

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