Amazing Grace and Simple Gifts (Folk Hymns for Beginning String Orchestra String Charts Series). Arranged by Renata Bratt. For Orchestra, String Quartet. String Letter Publishing. 34 pages. Published by String Letter Publishing (HL.696417).
ISBN 1890490830. 9x12 inches.
Arranged for a beginning string group, these easy-to-play folk hymns are recommended for school programs, worship services, and recitals. This textured arrangement of “Amazing Grace” features four variations. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has recorded “Simple Gifts,” a folk hymn that has become part of the classical music tradition, and he performed the tune with violinist Itzhak Perlman and others at President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration.