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Variations On A Shaker Melody - One Piano/Four Hands
One Piano, Four Hands Sheet Music Book
By Aaron Copland

1 Piano, 4 Hands - Difficulty: medium
One Piano, Four Hands. Composed by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). BH Piano. 20th Century. Piano duet book (softcover). With introductory text. 12 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051250592. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48002548).

Item Number: HL.48002548

9x12 inches.

The Shaker tune is “Simple Gifts” which Copland chose from a book about the Shakers, which included a collection of Shaker melodies, compiled by Edward D. Andrews and published under the title “The Gift to be Simple.” This melody was first used by Copland in his ballet, “Appalachian Spring.” It was later included in the first volume of “Old American Songs” for voice and piano.

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  • July 08, 2016 Wildly Fun!

    This is a great piece and gives you a challenge!It is a lot of fun to learn and play!

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  • July 05, 2014 Gorgeous arrangement of orchestral piece

    Very satisfying piece to play as a duet with a lot of variety within the piece. The primo part has a tricky section - otherwise this would be an intermediate level piece. The main challenge is playing the melody in the two parts exactly together and bringing out the drama of...

    the final section.

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  • March 31, 2007 freat duo

    great duet. most enjoyable to learn/play.

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