I am delighted to share that our consortium was successful - you'll hear from the folks at Kickstarter/Amazon shortly.
I am nearly ready to send the arrangement off to an editor; when arrangements of this scope are completed, it becomes very difficult to "see" the smallest of problems in the parts. For example, its not uncommon for a 1/2 count rest to appear just an 1/8th of an inch too high within the staff. These kinds of corrections seem minor, but are essential in producing a high quality arrangement for distribution and publication.
Attached to this update, I've include a sample page from the score, which I edit myself several times before going to a "second set of eyes." What does all that chicken scratch mean? The red indicates some sort of correction - on this page, the corrections are largely formatting issues (a crescendo overlapping with a triplet bracket, for example). The pink highlight indicates a problem that needs to be fixed in both the musician's part and the score. Items in red without the highlight need to be fixed only in the score. Its quite complicated, as you might imagine.
In the mean time, I want to be sure that I have contact information from each of you - all consortium members will receive a comp ticket to the debut performance of Poet and Peasant Overture, to be held at 7:30pm on May 14, 2012, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall. A reception, complete with cake, will be held afterward. I would be delighted to meet you, and to visit with good friends.
If you would like a comp ticket, please email me and I'll be sure to have one available for you at the door.
For those of you who didn't want an "award," I would be delighted to have a comp ticket available for you. Kickstarter doesn't share your contact information with me unless you requested an award, so I'll need you to email me with your request if you would like a ticket.
Please email me at email@example.com with any questions, comments, and requests.
I'll continue to update you on the project between now and its debut. A sincere thanks seems so inadequate for the generosity of our consortium.
Best wishes, and thank you so very much.