Recommended books




The Simple Gifts
Shaker Music in America

by Roger Lee Hall

Note: This illustrated article written
by ethnomusicologist and Shaker music scholar, Roger Lee Hall,
is no longer available online but is included
in a new multimedia publication titled:

"The Humble Heart" - A Forty Year Survey of Shaker Music


CDs and multi-media DVDs

CD: "Blended Together" - Interviews with The Shakers

CD: "Celestial Praises" - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals
Arrangements by Roger Lee Hall and Conrad Held

CD: "Gentle Words" - A Shaker Music Sampler

DVD: "Give Good Gifts" - Shaker Music in the 20th Century

DVD: "Simple Gifts": Great American Folk Song

For more information see

Books and Articles

CD and DVD Releases

Joseph Brackett's 'Simple Gifts'

The Simplicity of Shaker Music


Music Programs

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