Simple Gifts – Tenor Sax Trio (Three Plus Keys)


(This audio example is of the trumpet trio.)

Framed against a drone-like accompanying ostinato, this simple tune is presented by each instrument in the opening segment, then adds variety in the middle with a momentum-building accompaniment, climaxing with a brief chorale section. The ostinato accompaniment returns at the end, complimenting the simplicity of this traditional tune. The piano accompaniment provides a reliable pitch center and gives harmonic/rhythmic interest to this traditional tune. The key signature, range and rhythms are beginner-friendly, while briefly featuring every player using evenly-leveled parts. The accompaniment also gives the beginning player who is still developing endurance periodic rests. Email us for customized options for your needs (such as alternate instrumentation or rehearsal tracks).