Shaker Tunes – Semmann

LOWER INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS. Simple Gifts/Oh the Beautiful Treasures both in keys of Bb major and G minor (two flats). Or set 2: Step Tune and Primitive Dance Tune.

Set 1: 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.  LOWER INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS.

Set 2: Step Tune and Primitive Dance Tune; two simple melodies in keys of C and Am (no sharps or flats). Single note melodies, bass ranging from arpeggiated line to open fifth chords. Lovely, lively, and up tempo. LOWER INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS.