Simple Gifts composed by Traditional. Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. For saxophone quartet (2 altos, tenor and baritone saxophones). Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Duration ca. 3 minutes, 55 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16278).
This charming Shaker dance tune from 1848 is presented here in a theme-and-variations format using a variety of keys and time signatures. The resulting series of mood changes keeps players interested and audiences attentive. An added bonus is that each part makes a significant contribution to the success of any performance. Duration ca. 3:55.