Simple Gifts (download)


High voice, recorder (or flute)

A peppy. canonic treatment of the familiar Shaker tune. A great encore.

Preview the Score:


Listen to a performance by Kiley Hazelton and Cléa Galhano:


Simple Gifts

High voice, alto recorder (or flute)
2′ duration
Arrangement of the Shaker tune
6 pages
Voice range:

Written at the request of recorder virtuosa Cléa Galhano for a benefit, this arrangement of Simple Gifts was performed by Ms. Galhano with soprano Maria Jette. I was a recorder player as a teenager, so it was fun to return to the instrument.

For a grander treatment of this tune, see Variations on Simple Gifts.


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