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Simple Gifts (arr Ployhar)

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Arranged by James D Ployhar

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General Info

Year: c1840 / c1972
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $40.00   |   Score Only - $4.00


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None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

One of the best loved of all American folk hymns, Simple Gifts is a product of the musically rich Shaker tradition. Jim Ployhar's considerable talent brings out the best of this song.

-Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • Florida: II
  • Kansas: II


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Ployhar, J. [1968]. Simple Gifts: Shaker Hymn-Tune [score]. Belwin: Miami.