Simple Gifts (Shaker Melody) is coupled with an original Partner Song that conveys the values espoused by the Shakers. Born out of the frustration to keep all students active when using tone chimes, this arrangement—and many others—were created to address the needs of general music classroom of 25+ students. The download file contains a ‘set’ of scores for Simple Gifts, Thankful Hearts—one for each chime used in that arrangement.
• Individual pitches are circled in red on each score
• Students provided several playing opportunities since the textures are intentionally dense in texture
• Some arrangements work as stand-alone pieces, others better suited as a vocal accompaniment
• PDF format for download and print
Pitches used: C3, D3, E3, F3, G3, A3, A#3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4, A4, A#4, C5, D5, E5, F5, G5, A5, A#5, C6, D6, E6, F6, G6, A6, A#6, B6, C7, D7