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Fantasy on Simple Gifts

Review:      The traditional Shaker tune, commonly known as "Simple Gifts" has been given new life in Brian’s amazing arrangement for handbells, optional auxiliary bells, flute, and 'cello. The dynamic introduction sets the stage with bells, flute, and cello hinting at the main melody while establishing the character of this setting, which leads into a playful entrance of the song using TD and mallets in the accompaniment. Handchimes shine in this gentle section followed by a well-crafted, contrapuntal segue to an ethereal development featuring the melody in 'cello and handchimes. The final section begins with the melody rung in the 4's and the 'cello with the flute adding the icing on this musical cake as it revisits the style established in the beginning. The ending is musically sophisticated, creative, and elegant.
This glorious setting has tones, textures, and interplay among parts and instruments that are superb, making it the perfect selection for all groups Level 3 and beyond to have in your repertoire for those occasions calling for a stellar work!

Performance recording courtesy of the Myers Park UMC Adult Handbell Choir, Charlotte, NC, Brian Childers, Director

Published by: From the Top Music

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Composer:
Traditional Shaker Tune
Arranger:
Childers, Brian
Octaves:
5-7
Level:
3+
Rating:
Medium
Copyright:
Varies by Piece
Season: All Year
Classification: Church or Concert , Concert , Folk Music , Full Score , Hymn Tune , Instrument Part
Technique: Mallet , TD (Thumb Damp) , Echo , Martellato Lift , RT (Ring Touch) , Sk (Shake) , Sw (Swing) , vib. (Vibrato) , LV (Let Vibrate) , Martellato , Mallet Lift , Damp Sign
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Instrument: Chimes(Choirchimes or Handchimes) , Flute , Cello
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MFM206913HB 3-4 oct HB with 3-4 oct HC and opt aux. bells, flute, & cello  
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3-4 oct HB with 3-4 oct HC and opt aux. bells, flute, & cello
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MFM206913M Full Score (for 3-4 oct version)  
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MFM206915HB 5-7 oct HB with 5-7 oct HC and opt aux. bells, flute, & cello  
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5-7 oct HB with 5-7 oct HC and opt aux. bells, flute, & cello
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MFM206915M Full Score (for 5-7 oct version)  
 $5.95  $5.06
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Full Score (for 5-7 oct version)
$5.95 - -
MFM20691S Cello Part  
 $2.25  $1.91
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Cello Part
$2.25 - -
MFM20691W Flute Part  
 $2.25  $1.91
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LFM20691W Digital Site License
Flute Part
$2.25 - -
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