Variations on a Shaker Melody from Appalachian Spring
One Piano, Four Hands
by Aaron Copland
1 Piano, 4-Hands - Sheet Music

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One Piano, Four Hands. Composed by Aaron Copland. BH Piano. 20th Century. Piano duet book (softcover). With introductory text. 12 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051250592. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48002548).

UPC: 9790051250592. 9x12 inches.

The Shaker tune is “Simple Gifts” which Copland chose from a book about the Shakers, which included a collection of Shaker melodies, compiled by Edward D. Andrews and published under the title “The Gift to be Simple.” This melody was first used by Copland in his ballet, “Appalachian Spring.” It was later included in the first volume of “Old American Songs” for voice and piano.