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Simple Gifts

Margaret Dorn

Key:
F/G
Vocal Range:
Pitch Range:
C4-D5
Digital Sheet Music PDF
$8.95
Key:
F/G
Vocal Range:
Pitch Range:
C4-D5
Digital Sheet Music PDF
$8.95
Composer:
Margaret Dorn
Lyricist:
Peter Link
Publisher:
Westrax Music Publishing
Instrumentations:
Keyboard/Vocal/C-Instrument
,
Keyboard/Vocal/Clarinet
Key:
F/G
Vocal Pitch Range:
C4 - D5

This brand new arrangement from the team of Margaret Dorn and Peter Link starts with subtle simplicity and grows in texture and interweaving melodic lines. New lyrics by Peter Link highlight the depth and joy of this song of grateful thanks. Bb Clarinet Obbligato plays in dialogue with keyboard and voice parts.
Please note that despite both versions being in the same concert key, one includes a clarinet part whereas the other includes a C-instrument part.
Price includes parts for 3 musicians.

Lyrics

Simple Gifts
New lyrics by Peter Link
Music arranged by Peter Link and Margaret Dorn

˜Tis a gift to be simple
˜Tis a gift just to be
So alive here now seeing all there is to see
And hearing the music of this glorious earth
As each new moment springs to birth

˜Tis a gift to be grateful
For the Gifts we receive
For the faith we have and all that we believe
For the pure understanding of His radiant light
That illuminates the darkest night

God’s grace is really very plain
Like a baby’s breath or a morning rain
But there in the essence as the plan unfolds
Is the hand of God and the life He holds

[Key Change]

And it’s all very simple
And it’s all very wise
How the waving wheat turns to summer skies
And the stars know their places
In the vastness of space
In the allness of God’s embrace

God’s love is really very meek
There is no false pride
There is no mystique
Just a pure affection for the beauty of man
For the perfect child
For the perfect plan

[Clarinet Solo]

And the science of healing
And the powers of one mind
These are simple gifts blessing all mankind

‘Tis a gift to be simple

[Clarinet Answers]

˜Tis a gift just to be!

© 2007

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