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Simple Gifts

Anonymous

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Description:

LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Simple Gifts by Anonymous. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 17th, 2010. Several Shaker manuscripts indicate that this is a "Dancing Song" or a "Quick Dance." The references to "turning" in the last two lines have been identified as dance instructions. The melody was used by Aaron Copeland as the basis for Appalachian Spring. (summary by Wikipedia and David Lawrence)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:47