Simple Gifts for String Orchestra/Quartet

Composer
Joseph Brackett (1797-1882) arranged by Martin Watson
Year of composition
1848
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2014
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Folk music
Instrumentation
String orchestra
Instrumental parts
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Programme Note: The dance-song Simple Gifts was composed in 1848 by Joseph Brackett (1797-1882). This arrangement by Martin Watson of the Shaker melody is for strings.

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