Simple Gifts (Children’s Choir, Unison w/Optional 2-part)

Shaker Spiritual

Composer
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2008
Lyricist
Shaker Spiritual by Elder Joseph Braclett Alfred Maine, 1848
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Folk music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts

Donna Phillips sets the Shaker’s number one hit song for children’s voice. The simplicity of the accompaniment reflects the text and is perfectly paired with this simple Shaker melody. An optional 2nd voice part is created by partnering the A & B sections. Any children’s choir director wishing to explore 2-part harmony with a young choir will find success with this piece.

PS: This arrangement is offered free for your use. If you decide to use it with your choir, I would greatly appreciate feedback on your experience with the arrangement. Please drop me a line at CreativeSpirit@yahoo.com.

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