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Variations On A Shaker Melody, For Orchestra (Arr. From Appalachian Spring): Variations On A Shaker Melody

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an overall compositional virtuosity
a tranquil mood
a pastoral mood
an acclaimed work
a well-known composer
a Modern style
a large orchestra
clarinet
tonal harmony
major key tonality
a walking pace tempo

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this sounds like the camp song barges
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tfb123
It's is a full symphony. Pandora supplies a three minute snippet.
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rickshouseof b e a u t y
Lord of the dance
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Interesting choice for my John Williams radio...oh well I'll take it. ;)
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hrg726
I played this last year for the Christmas concert for my freshman like we played the entire thing of Greensleeves / G i f t to Simple
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kegandmoore
Love it always listen to it it's realy good ;)
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gthg20098
aha everybody sang this in chorus once or played it in middle school band!!! ahh the memories!
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wayne11196
surely your heart must have sang this!
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sterlizsilve r
dont read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible friday by the love of your life. tommorrow will be the best day of your life. however if you do not post this comment to at least 3 songs you will die in 2 days. now youve started reading this so dont stop. this is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is scary cuz it actually work
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the piano guys played this
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Thank you scrypt, you beat me to it. :)
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Since the original song, Simple Gifts, was composed in 1848 by E.J. Brackett, the tune isn't by either composer -- which, in Copland's case. is the point. You listen to his variations to hear *what he did* with the self-describ e d simple melody (the variations on the theme!), not just to hear the melody itself.
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BEEF, it's what's for Dinner!
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For the people saying this is similar to Lord of the Dance, both pieces use the same Shaker melody as a basis for their melody. So neither are copying off one another.
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This piece of music was used in Little Women, its beautiful!
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Go SCV!
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kdancer1417
Isn't this just Lord of the Dance from Michael Flattley's Lord of the Dance?
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jdzarro
*correction "'tis" a gift...
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jdzarro
It's a gift to be simple, it's a gift to be free :-)
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Wow Robert, I greatly respect the ethos you're using there!!
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I like Variations On A Shaker Melody, much more than Appalachian Spring.
That's what I'm saying as a symphony trombonist.

cool pop
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rkladar
a common arrangement is the trumpet solo English Suite. Its always with greensleeves .
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@ Michael: The melody of this piece is often arranged for high school bands under the title, "Simple Gifts."
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wrathofmcgra t h 9 1
i could of sworen I've played an arranged piece of this
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very reminiscent of "Lord of the Dance"
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jjfiedorczyk
what a beautiful song.....mak e s your heart sing.

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