Brackett, Joseph (Villeneuva) Simple Gifts

Brass Quintets

  • Brackett, Joseph (Villeneuva)

    Simple Gifts (Villeneuva) [211.01]

    19th Century (1848). A classic American folk tune. Also known as "Shaker Tune," "Shaker Melody" or "Shaker Hymn." This arrangement of Simple Gifts harkens back to Copland's treatment of this Shaker melody in Appalachian Spring. Shifting orchestrations allow for a variety of combinations of the five instruments with melodies passed around the ensemble. Moderate ranges, key signature and tempo changes throughout. Score & parts. -cdp

    (score sample pages)

    • Category: Brass Quintets
    • Item: 028657
    • Grade/Level: Grade 4 - Intermediate
    • Price: $18.00

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