Simple Gifts composed by Traditional. Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. For clarinet quartet (3 Bb, Bb bass clarinets). Grade 3.5. Score and set of parts. Duration ca. 3 minutes, 55 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.15198).
This imaginative arrangement of the famous Shaker dance tune carries the melody into a new dimension by using a variety of modern chords and tempos in changing meters (4/4, 6/8, 3/4). A majestic ending with strong accents, dramatic molto ritard e crescendo, and fortissimo fermata brings it all to an especially satisfying conclusion. Duration ca. 3:55.