Thought for the Day – December 20th


Bracket, Joseph. Lyrics. “Simple Gifts”. 1848.
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NOTE: The Music Educators National Conference — the professional organization for American music teachers — named it among a handful of songs that every American should know. Teachers ranked it right up there with the “National Anthem,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Home on the Range.” David Crumm in “From Lord of the Dance to Oldsmobile ads, the Shaker song ‘Simple Gifts’ can now be heard in all kinds of places.” in Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service (30 November 1998).


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