"Simple Gifts" is an old American "Shaker" song that all of the students at Quaker Ridge learned one year.
To sing this beautiful song, please connect to the following link:
Simple Gifts Song
To listen to Aaron Copland's outstanding arrangement of "Simple Gifts",
please connect to the following link:
Variations on Simple Gifts
Listen carefully, and first of all, you'll hear the
woodwinds, then the strings, the brass and finally the percussion
with the full orchestra playing this wonderful version of the
"Simple Gifts" melody! Joyful listening!