Simple Gifts arranged by Johnnie Vinson. For Concert Band. MusicWorks Grade 1. Grade 1.5. Score and parts. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.8720151).
Here is a marvelous arrangement of this traditional melody using several variations in tempos and styles. The striking opening uses a fanfare-like style and open 5th harmonies, and is followed by a woodwind statement of the theme. A faster and more rhythmic variation is then followed by a majestic and powerful closing segment. (3:15).