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composer: Aaron Copland (American composer, composition teacher, writer, and conductor, 1900-1990) (1943 – 1944)
is based on: Simple Gifts
part of: Appalachian Spring (suite for full orchestra, 1945)

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1961-10-09 Appalachian Spring: Doppio movimento (Shaker melody “The Gift to Be Simple”) New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 6:49
1961-10-09 Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 3:03
1970 Appalachian Spring: Doppio movimento London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland 3:12
1976-04 Appalachian Spring (1945 Suite): 7. Doppio movimento: Variations on a Shaker Hymn Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta 2:44
1982-07-24 Appalachian Spring (Var. on a Shaker Tune: Simple Gifts) Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 3:37
1984-11 Appalachian Spring Suite: VII. Doppio movimento: Variations on a Shaker Hymn Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti 2:58
2008-10-19 Appalachian Spring: 7. Calm and Flowing The Knights, Eric Jacobsen 3:14
2010-06-25 – 2010-06-26 Appalachian spring: Doppio movimento Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar 3:11
"Variations on a Shaker Melody ("Simple Gifts" from Appalachian Spring) Philharmonia Virtuosi, Richard Kapp 3:26
Appalachian Spring partial London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland 3:17
Appalachian Spring (Ballet for Martha): Shaker Theme, The Gift to Be Simple, an variations underscoring Boston Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland 3:03
Appalachian Spring (Ballet for Martha): Shaker Theme, The Gift to Be Simple, an variations underscoring National Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Gerhardt 4:38
Appalachian Spring: Simple Gifts London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland 3:26
Appalachian Spring: Variations on a Shaker Hymn London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti 3:32
Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento (Variations on a Shaker Hymn-Simple Gifts) Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon 3:01
Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento: Variations on a Shaker Hymn Aaron Copland ?:??
Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento: Variations on a Shaker Hymn Concert Arts Orchestra, Robert Irving 2:50
Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento: Variations on a Shaker Hymn London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti 3:19
Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio Movimento: Variations on a Shaker Hymn Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 11:28
Simple Gifts Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 5:38
Simple Gifts Empire Brass 3:59
Simple Gifts from 'Appalachian Spring' partial [unknown] 4:38
Simple Gifts from ‘Appalachian Spring’ National Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Gerhardt 4:40
Variations on a Shaker Dance From “Appalachian Spring” Aaron Copland 3:34
Variations on a Shaker Melody Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Lukas Foss 3:40
Variations on a Shaker Melody ("Simple Gifts") Richard Kapp 3:42
Variations on a Shaker Melody from Appalachian Spring Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel 3:34