Appalachian Spring is a composition by Aaron Copland that has achieved widespread and enduring popularity as both a ballet and an orchestral suite. In spite of its name, the story is actually about building a farm house in Pennsylvania.

Copland wove the song Simple Gifts, also known as Shaker Melody, Shaker Song, and Shaker Hymn, into the composition. It was a hymn also known as Lord of the Dance.

Dancers from the Impulse Movement Company will dance their own choreography to this lovely hymn.

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