SIMPLE GIFTS - arr. Jefferey A. Hall and Kevin McChesney - 3-5 oct - Level III
The first collaboration by two strong writers for the idiom, this traditional favorite is set with variety and in a sequence that flows and speaks beautifully. It's hard to tell where one of the writers starts and the other begins (even for the writers themselves!). The piece starts and ends with a single note, giving the piece a sense of a musical journey that comes full circle. This versatile title is sure to find a place in worship, concert, and festival settings.