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Variations on "Simple Gifts" (Shaker Hymn Tune)

By James Pethel

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Organ - Intermediate
Arranged by James Pethel. Organ Solo. H. W. Gray Saint Cecilia Series. Form: Variations. Hymn; Sacred. Sheet. 8 pages. Published by Jubilate Music Group (AP.GSTC9906).

Item Number: AP.GSTC9906

James Pethel has created a beautiful, concise piece on the Shaker hymn tune better known as "Simple Gifts." Opening with a bright solo flute, the piece moves to lush chords with a solo melody, then builds gradually to the melody on a solo reed before ending quietly. A truly touching and inspiring arrangement for organists. A must!

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