Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts

Traditional Shaker Song / arr., with additional words, by Mark Burrows SATB, a cappella Choral Octavo available in SmartMusicavailable in SmartMusic Item: 00-48899
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This creative arrangement of the well-known Shaker song passes the traditional tune to every voice part, using the others to support the buoyant melody. Scored for a mixed choir with congas, claves, and maracas, Mark's setting opens with a bit of suspense that soon breaks into a bright a cappella feature. Some rhythmic augmentation provides a warm center before returning to the vibrant feel. Fans will note a few additional lyrics that celebrate "the gift to be loving, light, hopeful, and true." A final flourish fans out from the only unison measure into a resounding G major chord.

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Series: Alfred Choral Designs
Arranged by: Mark Burrows
Ensemble: Choir
Voicing: SATB, a cappella
Format: Choral Octavo
Page Count: 12
Item Number: 00-48899
UPC: 038081562230

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