Sets of Two: Shaker Tunes


Simple Gifts and Oh the Beautiful Treasures in keys of Bb major and G minor (two flats), single note melody. Simple Gifts begins with half note chords in the bass through the first page, then becomes a moving Alberti-type bass line to the end. Oh the Beautiful Treasures has a nice rolled chord four measure introduction, then moves on to single notes in the treble, and bass switching between arpeggiated and half note three tone chords. Big finish with a beautiful seventh rolled chord.