"'TIS THE GIFT TO BE SIMPLE, 'TIS THE GIFT TO BE FREE…"
COPLAND, Aaron. Variations on a Shaker Melody. From Appalachian Spring… Arranged for Piano Four Hands by Bennett Lerner. [New York]: Boosey & Hawkes, circa 1985. Folio, original wrappers, pp. 12, (2). $600.
Later edition, two piano arrangement, inscribed by Aaron Copland on first page, "Aaron Copland", and inscribed by Bennett Lerner, who arranged for piano four hands.
The most famous melody from Appalachian Spring, "Simple Gifts, " a traditional Shaker melody, has entered the standard repertoire of American song because of Copland.