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A SHAKER GIFT SONG

C O N C E R

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N D B A

FRANK TICHELI M A N H AT TA N

B E A C H

M U S I C


Recording Credits for Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs: Performance by the University of Southern California Thornton Wind Ensemble, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor.

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A SHAKER GIFT SONG F O R C O N C E RT B A N D

FRANK TICHELI I N S T R U M E N T A T I O N 1 Full Score

2 Bassoon

3 F Horn

4 Flute 1

3 Eb Alto Saxophone 1

3 Trombone 1

4 Flute 2

3 Eb Alto Saxophone 2

3 Trombone 2

2 Oboe

2 Bb Tenor Saxophone

2 Euphonium B.C.

4 Bb Clarinet 1

1 Eb Baritone Saxophone

2 Euphonium T.C.

4 Bb Clarinet 2

3 Bb Trumpet 1

4 Tuba

4 Bb Clarinet 3

3 Bb Trumpet 2

2 Percussion 1

2 Bb Bass Clarinet

3 Bb Trumpet 3

2 Percussion 2

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F R A N K W O R K S

F O R

T I C H E L I C O N C E R T

B A N D

Frank Ticheli’s works for concert band are published by Manhattan Beach Music

Amazing Grace (5 minutes, grade 3) An American Elegy (11 minutes, grade 4) Ave Maria / Schubert (4 1/2 minutes, grade 3) Blue Shades (10 minutes, grade 5) Cajun Folk Songs (6 2/3 minutes, grade 3) Cajun Folk Songs II (10 1/2 minutes, grade 4) Fortress (5 1/2 minutes, grade 3) Gaian Visions (9 1/2 minutes, grade 6) Loch Lomond (6 1/2 minutes, grade 3) Pacific Fanfare (5 1/2 minutes, grade 5) Portrait of a Clown (2 3/4 minutes, grade 2) Postcard (5 1/3 minutes, grade 5) A Shaker Gift Song (2 minutes, grade 2) This work is a separate publication of the third song from Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs

Shenandoah (6 1/2 minutes, grade 3) Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs (9 minutes, grade 3) Sun Dance (5 minutes, grade 3) Symphony No. 2 (21 minutes, mvts. 1 & 2 are grade 6 , mvt. 3 is grade 5) Movement 1, “Shooting Stars,” Movement 2, “Dreams Under a New Moon,” and Movement 3, “Apollo Unleashed” may be separately performed

Vesuvius (9 minutes, grade 4)

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T H E

S H A K E R S

The Shakers were a religious sect who splintered from a Quaker community in the mid1700’s in Manchester, England. Known then derisively as “Shaking Quakers” because of the passionate shaking that would occur during their religious services, they were viewed as radicals, and their members were sometimes harassed and even imprisoned by the English. One of those imprisoned, Ann Lee, was named official leader of the church upon her release in 1772. Two years later, driven by her vision of a holy sanctuary in the New World, she led a small group of followers to the shores of America where they founded a colony in rural New York. The Shakers were pacifists who kept a very low profile, and their membership increased only modestly during the decades following their arrival. At their peak in the 1830’s, there were some 6,000 members in nineteen communities interspersed between Maine and Kentucky. Soon after the Civil War their membership declined dramatically. Their practice of intense simplicity and celibacy accounts for much of their decline. Today there is only one active Shaker community remaining, the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine. They maintain a Shaker Library, a Shaker Museum, and a website at www.shaker.lib.me.us. The Shakers were known for their architecture, crafts, furniture, and perhaps most notably, their songs. Shaker songs were traditionally sung in unison without instrumental accompaniment. Singing and dancing were vital components of Shaker worship and everyday life. Over 8,000 songs in some 800 songbooks were created, most of them during the 1830’s to 1860’s in Shaker communities throughout New England.

T H E C R E AT I O N O F A S H A K E R G I F T S O N G

A Shaker Gift Song is a separate publication of the third song from Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs. The idea for separately publishing this movement came from a middle school band director, who thought it ideal for Grade 2 bands. It is based on the Shaker lullaby, “Here Take This Lovely Flower,” found in Dorothy Berliner Commin’s extraordinary collection, Lullabies of the World. and in Daniel W. Patterson’s monumental collection, The Shaker Spiritual. This song is an example of the phenomenon of the gift song, music received from spirits by Shaker mediums while in trance (see pp. 316 ff. in Patterson, op. cit., for a detailed account, and also Harold E. Cook’s Shaker Music: A Manifestation of American Folk Culture, pp. 52 ff.). Although the Shakers practiced celibacy, there were many children in their communities, including the children of recent converts as well as orphans whom they took in. Like many Shaker songs, this lullaby embodies the Shakers’ ideal of childlike simplicity.


F O R M

1–16

1st statement — Bb major

17–34

2nd statement: two-part canon — Bb major

35–52

final statement — Eb major

P E R F O R M A N C E

N O T E S

Begin the movement with a full, connected, rich sound, giving way to a sweeter, gentler sound at measure 9. In measures 4 and 12, the second and third clarinets and tenor saxophone have dotted quarter notes, the fist of which is an appoggiatura to the second. Stress the dissonance (the first dotted quarter note) and diminuendo into the resolution (the second dotted quarter note). In the canon of measures 17 to 24, the flutes and oboe should be in equal balance with the imitating clarinets. In my conducting of this work, I have found that the penultimate measure is best conducted in six, which affords the greatest control of the ritardando.

S O N G

T E X T

HERE TAKE THIS LOVELY FLOWER

Here take this lovely flower Thy mother sent to thee, Cull’d from her lovely bower Of sweet simplicity. O place it near thy bosom And keep it pure and bright, For in such lovely flowers The angels take delight.

FRANK TICHELI


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A SHAKER GIFT SONG FOR CONCERT BAND

Molto legato e cantabile ( 1

2

= c. 56)

3

FRANK TICHELI 4

5

1 Flute 2

Oboe

1

B Clarinet 2

3

B Bass Clarinet

div.

(if only one Bsn. is available, play bottom line)

Bassoon

1 E Alto Saxophone 2

B Tenor Saxophone

E Baritone Saxophone

1

B Trumpet 2

3

F Horn

1 Trombone 2

Euphonium div.

unis.

Tuba

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6

7

9

8

1 Fl. 2

Ob. dolce 1 poco dolce B Cl. 2 poco

dolce

3 poco B Bass Cl.

poco Bsn. poco (Cl. 1)

1 E Alto Sax.

dolce

poco

2

B Ten. Sax. poco E Bari. Sax. poco 1

B Tpt. 2

3

F Hrn. poco 1 Tbn. 2 one player only Euph. poco div.

dolce unis.

div.

Tuba poco 1 Perc. 2

2

10

11


17 12

13

14

15

16

(Canon)

1 Fl. (Fl. 1)

2 one player only Ob.

1

B Cl. 2

3

B Bass Cl.

(div.) Bsn. Play 1 E Alto Sax. 2

B Ten. Sax.

E Bari. Sax.

1

B Tpt. 2

3

F Hrn.

1 Tbn. 2

Tutti Euph. unis.

div.

unis.

Tuba

VIBRAPHONE (soft yarn) 1 Perc.

(in the background)

2

3


18

19

20

21

1 Fl. 2

Ob.

1

B Cl. 2

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Sax. 2 (Hn.)

B Ten. Sax.

E Bari. Sax.

1

B Tpt. 2

3

F Hrn.

1 Tbn. 2

Euph.

Tuba

1 Perc. 2

4

22

23


25

24

27

26

28

29

1 Fl. 2 one player only Ob.

1

B Cl. 2

3

B Bass Cl. (div.) Bsn.

1 E Alto Sax. 2 Play B Ten. Sax.

E Bari. Sax. Straight mute

mute out

1

B Tpt. 2

3

F Hrn.

1 Tbn. 2

Euph.

Tuba

1 Perc.

TRIANGLE

(to Suspended Cymbal)

2

5


30

31

32

33

35

34

1 Fl.

Play

2

Tutti Ob.

1

B Cl. 2

3

B Bass Cl.

unis. Bsn.

1 E Alto Sax. 2

B Ten. Sax.

E Bari. Sax. open 1

B Tpt. 2

3

F Hrn.

1 Tbn. 2

Euph.

Tuba

1 Perc.

SUS. CYM. (yarn)

2

6

l.v.


36

37

38

39

1 Fl. 2

Ob.

1

B Cl. 2

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Sax. 2

B Ten. Sax.

E Bari. Sax.

1

B Tpt. 2

3

F Hrn.

1 Tbn. 2

Euph. div. Tuba

1 Perc. 2

7

40

41


43

45

44

42

46

1 Fl. 2

Ob.

1

B Cl. 2

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Sax. 2

B Ten. Sax.

E Bari. Sax.

Note: Divide if necessary for younger players. div.

unis.

1

B Tpt. 2

3

F Hrn.

1 Tbn. 2

Euph. div.

unis. Tuba

1 Perc.

(SUS. CYM.)

l.v.

2

8


rit. al fine 48

47

49 50

1 Fl. 2

Ob.

1

B Cl. 2

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Sax. 2

B Ten. Sax.

E Bari. Sax.

1

B Tpt. 2

3

F Hrn.

1 Tbn. 2

Euph. unis. Tuba

1 Perc. 2

9

51

52


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