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Shaker Songs No.3 - "All That"

Lyrics annonymous Arr. Thomas Hohmann 2-28-12 to 6-10-12
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts

I originally intended to add a tambourine and bass drum to this one, but at the last minute eliminated them to bring out the stark quality of the Shakers’ isolation and seemingly lone fight (to their estimation, at least) against worldly influence and spiritual darkness. The voicings are dissonant at times very intentionally. Their separation seemed to the outside world quite out of step with reality, but they remained true to their faith (for all that).

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