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Simple Gifts

Variations on American Hymn Tunes for Solo Piano

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Simple Gifts (Variations on American Hymn Tunes for Solo Piano). For Piano/Keyboard. Sacred Folio. Softcover. 64 pages. Word Music #080689453380. Published by Word Music (HL.312279).

ISBN 1617741566. 9x12 inches.

New arrangements for solo piano by veteran arranger, John Carter. With a moderate difficulty level, this collection is filled with creative rhythms and unique harmonies, making it an ideal addition for every pianist's sacred music library. Suitable for prelude, offertory, postlude, weddings and special occasions, Simple Gifts offers the pianist as well as the listener a reflective, musical experience. Songs include: Beach Spring • Dove of Peace • Holy Manna • Prospect • Restoration • Simple Gifts • Wondrous Love • and more.

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Variations on American Hymn Tunes for Solo Piano

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  • October 10, 2012 so pretty!

    This is a beautiful peice. My daughter plays it. Reccomend it!

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  • May 11, 2011 Simple Gifts

    Sorry...not what I expected at all. Kind of lame.

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  • February 05, 2011 Simple Gifts: Variations on American Hymn Tunes

    What a gift -- for me -- to find this new collection of John Carter arrangements. This is a departure from his previous collections in that it is a collection of theme and variations based on traditional American hymn tunes from Southern Harmony (1835), Sacred Harp (1844) and other tunes of that...

    time. All of the hallmarks of John Carter arrangements are here: rich, unexpected harmonizations, syncopated rhythms, unusual rhythms, even a rag (Holy Manna!) -- all while remaining true and respectful to the spirit of the original. John Carter arrangements always make me look good, and please the congregation. I expect to use these sets as a prelude (theme plus a variation) and postlude (two more variations). I hardly know where to start, these are all so satisfying, but I think I will start with Holy Manna.

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