Status: Usually despatched within 7 working days
Instrumentation: Symphonic Band (score & parts)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (New York)
There are five variations on a Shaker theme. The theme was taken from a collection of Shaker melodies compiled by Edward D. Andrews, and published under the title "The Gift to Be Simple." The melody most borrowed and used almost literally is called "Simple Gifts."