Overture on a Shaker Tune

Grade 2

Item #: B-B03217     Status: Available

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This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

Overture on a Shaker Tune, published in 1986, uses the popular Shaker tune Simple Gifts as the main melodic material.

There are two statements of this theme. The first comes after an introduction, and the second finishes the piece after an interlude of material from both the introduction and new development material.

The work includes musical elements such as numerous articulations, tempo changes, and modulations to help a young band develop.

Performance time is approximately three minutes and twenty seconds.