Simple Gifts

This afternoon, I attended an Eagle Court of Honor for two amazing young men from my neighborhood and church congregation.  While I was listening to an amazing vocal musical number during the Court of Honor, I remembered that I was asked about 11 years ago to prepare a musical number for an Eagle Court of Honor of a good friend.  I prepared a special musical number for that Court of Honor and performed for the first time my arrangement of "Simple Gifts" as that young man received his Eagle Scout award 11 years ago.  That arrangement and the recording of "Simple Gifts" has become one of my favorites over the years.  It has now been played more than 750,000 times on Pandora.  When I listen to "Simple Gifts," it makes me grateful for the wonderful blessing it is to live in the United States.  During the month of July, with the celebration of our Independence Day, I feel even more grateful for this wonderful land in which I have been able to raise my family.  I hope that you will enjoy this recording.  Best wishes, David