My current musical goal is to get a handle on "Simple Gifts".
I am so excited about this piece because I really like the sound of it. This is the first piece of music, that I've ever been able to "really hear".
Moreover, I really like the Shaker lyrics.
Tis a gift to be simple 'Tis a gift to be free 'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be And when we find ourselves in the place just right 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight Chorus: When true simplicity is gained To ben and to bow, we won't be ashamed To turn, turn, will be our delight 'Til by turning, turning, we come round right Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be fair 'tis a gift to wake and breathe the morning air And when we walk each day in the path we choose 'tis a gift we pray we never shall lose