Simple Gifts Shaker Hymn for Brass Quintet
by Jari A. Villanueva
Horn - Digital Sheet Music

Item Number: 20667231
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Simple Gifts Shaker Hymn for Brass Quintet
by Jari A. Villanueva
Horn - Digital Sheet Music

Item Number: 20667231
3.2 out of 5 Customer Rating
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  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Brass Quintet
  • Score and Parts
  • Set of Parts
  • Late Intermediate
  • ArrangeMe
Brass Ensemble Horn,Trombone,Trumpet,Tuba - Level 4 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.722734

Composed by Joseph Brackett. Arranged by Jari A. Villanueva. 20th Century,Folk,Patriotic,Spiritual,Traditional. Score and parts. 17 pages. JV MUSIC #3382251. Published by JV MUSIC (A0.722734).

Simple Gifts Shaker Hymn for Brass Quintet Transcribed by Jari Villanueva

Brass Quintet
2 Trumpets in Bb

The tune was written by Joseph Brackett (1797–1882) in 1848.[Brackett, a lifelong resident of Maine, first joined the Shakers at Gorham, Maine, when his father's farm helped to form the nucleus of a new Shaker settlement.

The song was largely unknown outside Shaker communities until Aaron Copland used its melody for the score of Martha Graham's ballet Appalachian Spring (Shakers once worshipped on Holy Mount, in the Appalachians), first performed in 1944. Copland used "Simple Gifts" a second time in 1950 in his first set of Old American Songs for voice and piano, which was later orchestrated. Many people thought that the tune of "Simple Gifts" was a traditional Celtic one but both the music and original lyrics are actually the compositions of Brackett. "Simple Gifts" has been adapted or arranged many times since by folksingers and composers.

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