A 'Shaker Mass'

By: trad.
For: Large mixed ensemble
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Composer
trad.
Year of composition
1995
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
14 minutes
Genre
Other
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The Shakers did not have liturgical worship. Their services took the form of dance. ("'Tis a Gift to be Simple" is a Shaker tune used by Copland in "Appalachian Spring" and adapted as the tune of "Lord of the Dance" by Sydney Carter.) I have taken other Shaker tunes and words, including a setting of the "Lord's Prayer", and adapted, modified and arranged them into a Mass pattern. I have harmonised the tunes and written instrumental introductions and interludes. SAB & 3 violins.nThe Mass could be danced.

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