Calm and deep peace / Simple Gifts

Calm and deep peace / Simple Gifts (2018)
Two part, SABar or SATB, with piano

This song is an original setting of a short section of Tennyson’s In Memoriam (‘Calm and deep peace’) which is later combined with the well-known American Shaker song, ‘Simple Gifts’ – finally leaving ‘Simple Gifts’ on its own, gradually fading away as the piano tolls a bell in the background.

Calm and Deep peace – music extract

In The Oxford Book of Flexible Choral Songs