Folk Hymns for String Orchestra: Amazing Grace and Simple Gifts
Arranged for a beginning string group, these easy-to-play folk hymns are recommended for school programs, worship services, and recitals. This textured arrangement of "Amazing Grace" features four variations.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has recorded "Simple Gifts," a folk hymn that has become part of the classical music tradition, and he performed the tune with violinist Itzhak Perlman and others at President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration.
Also available is the audio download of each song performed by the Real Vocal String Quartet.
Arranged by Renata Bratt.