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"Simple Gifts"

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and singer Alison Krauss offer a fairly traditional rendition of the Shaker dance tune.

“Simple Gifts” within Appalachian Spring

Listen to the Shaker song as it appears with Aaron Copland’s classic suite.

Early Shaker Song

“In Yonder Valley,” written in 1787 by Father James Whittaker, is among the earliest Shaker songs written in America.

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