Simple Gifts arranged by John Leavitt. Choir Secular. 2-Part Choir. Choral Octavo. New Directions Choral Series. Secular. Grade 1. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.SV9227).
This setting of the well-known Shaker tune can only be described as delightfully fresh. The two-part vocals feature dialoging, giving both parts the opportunity to sing this beautiful melody. John's dance-like accompaniment is superbly supportive.