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Anne McGinty

Anne McGinty

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General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Queenwood/Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet or Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Parade Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Montoursville Area Hgih School Band, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, Dennis Carpenter, Director, in memory of Michelle Bohlin, Julie Grimm, and Monica Weaver.

- Program Note from score

Based on the Shaker melody Simple Gifts, this piece is a celebration of life and the eternal spirit of humanity. Lighthearted and joyous, simple yet powerful, this piece is a tribute to the three band members from Montoursville, Pennsylvania, Area High School who tragically lost their lives aboard TWA Flight 800, with the composer's royalties donated to the band's 'Tis A Scholarship Fund for music education.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: V
  • Mississippi: V-A
  • New York: Concert Band V
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University Wind Ensemble of Concordia University (Seward, Neb.) (Andrew Schultz, conductor) – 25 March 2018
  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Campus Band (Eric Wiltshire, conductor) – 15 November 2017
  • Colts Neck (N.J.) Community Band (Richard Grossman, conductor) – 13 November 2014
  • Concordia University Portland (Ore.) Wind Ensemble – Spring 2011

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Anne McGinty website Accessed 12 September 2021
  • McGinty, A. (1997). 'Tis a Gift [score]. Queenwood: United States.