May 6, 2019 all-day
Joseph Brackett Day @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Brackett

On 6 May, Joseph Brackett Day honors the Shaker religious leader, born 6 May 1797, at Cumberland, ME. In 1848 he composed the popular Shaker song Simple Gifts (also known as Tis the Gift to Be Simple) while at the Shaker community in Alfred, ME. This Shaker dance song became known worldwide after Aaron Copland used it in his score for the ballet Appalachian Spring in 1944. Elder Joseph Brackett died at New Gloucester, ME, 4July 1882.

This post was imported from a CSV/ICS file.
Translate »
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and unique content from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This