Virtual Performance – Variations on a Shaker Melody

The Concert Band has created another short piece for you to enjoy.

“Variations” is a musical form where a composer takes a musical theme or statement and then repeats it many different times. “Simple Gifts” is an old Shaker melody. American composer Aaron Copland took the melody from “Simple Gifts” and wrote “Variations on a Shaker Melody” in 1944, forever preserving this folk song and a piece of Shaker culture.

Until we can get together again in person…