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Harpist/songwriter Timbre's family has reworked classic Christmas music and wants to share with everyone, regardless of economic status
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THANK YOU for helping us reach our $2,000 minimum goal!! You guys are amazing! We will need to get to $3,500 to fully cover our expenses, so we are still accepting pledges!

We want to share our favourite music with EVERYONE!

In our family, Christmas has always been our favourite time, spending time making music together, baking together, reading stories together. For the past 5 years, my siblings and I have put on an annual Christmas show, reworking classic Christmas music to make it new and beautiful in our own way, writing original music to express our love for each other and for this magical time. Now we have finally recorded it to share with everyone!

So many of my favourite memories are attached to certain Christmas cds we listen to every year. They equal Christmas to me. It would be such a dream to me for our cd to be that for someone!

Christmas is such an incredible time for sharing and for giving to people who are in need. We want to be able to share this record with everyone, no matter their economic status. I feel really convicted to share the download of this record for free, and since downloads are the number one way we cover our recording costs, we need your help to make this possible! We will still be selling the physical copies of the album, but the vast majority of our sales are through downloads on bandcamp, so we're asking you to partner with us to not only put out this album, but to let us share this little piece of our family with EVERYONE!

Where the money will go:

All of the money we are asking for will go directly towards covering the mastering costs, paying my amazing engineer, paying the incredible choir who sang on the record, and purchasing the free download codes from bandcamp. Anything that is pledged beyond the $2000 we are asking will go towards printing the first run of physical cds.

About the record:

Around 40 musicians were involved in recording this album! It features harp, cello, piano, bells, and toy piano played by me and my family, as well as additional strings, brass, drums, and a full Madrigal choir (The Trevecca Madrigalian Choir)! There are two original songs on the record, and the rest are classic Christmas carols reworked to bring out more of their true beauty and meaning. We worked together as a family to make these arrangements, so they are very special to us. We do an annual Christmas show in Nashville, and its our favourite show of the year! We recorded most of this album live at the Cathedral of Incarnation in Nashville TN, so the accoustics are amazing!!  We think its very special!

notes on rewards:

We will be screen printing a limited run of Christmas cards that will include a free download code from Bandcamp. You can send these as gifts to friends, killing two birds with one stone! A Christmas card AND a Christmas present all in one!

Any of these rewards can be sent to a friend as a Christmas present, and any reward that can be autographed will be upon request. Obviously, the cookies might be difficult to sign...

The Christmas show is in Nashville TN on December 10th, so if your reward includes free admission, there is no compensation if you are not close enough to come. You may, however, pass it on to a friend in Nashville.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Early download of the record.
    Get it before anyone else and get into the Christmas spirit early!
    This will allow others who cant afford it be able to download the album for free!

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    Pre-release physical copy of the cd! Its never too early to start singing Silent Night!

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    -Dozen Christmas cookies handmade by Timbre and her mom!
    -Copy of the cd

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    - Package of Timbre’s favourite Christmas traditional goodies, German Rumballs! Handmade by Timbre!

    -Copy of cd

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    -Hand decorated mix cd of our other favourite Christmas music

    -Copy of cd

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    -One limited edition screen printed Christmas card with free download code of the album to share!
    -Copy of cd

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    -Pack of 5 limited edition screen printed Christmas cards with free download codes of the album to share!
    -Copy of cd

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    -Limited edition hand printed Christmas show poster, (autograph optional)
    -Copy of cd

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    5 physical copies of the cd for gifts!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    -Pack of 10 limited edition screen printed Christmas cards with free download codes of the album to share!
    -Copy of cd

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    - Pack of 15 limited edition screen printed Christmas cards with free download codes of the album to share!
    - Copy of cd
    -Free admission to Christmas show

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    - Small hand drawn picture by Tetra (Timbre's sister, the album art designer)
    - Copy of cd
    -Free admission to Christmas show

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    -10 copies of the physical cd for gifts!
    -Free admission to the show

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    -15 copies of the cd
    - free admission to the Christmas Show

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    - 3 hand printed limited edition Christmas posters from past Christmas shows
    - Pack of 5 limited edition screen printed Christmas cards with free download codes of the album to share!
    - Free admission to Christmas show
    - Copy of cd

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    -25 copies of the cd, for gifts! for EVERYONE YOU KNOW IN THE WORLD!
    - free admission to the show

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    -Cover of any song of your choice, recorded on garage band
    - Free admission to Christmas show
    -Copy of cd

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    - Timbre and her siblings will play you any song off the album live over Skype
    - Pack of limited 15 edition screen printed Christmas cards with free download codes of the album to share!
    - 2 dozen cookies by Timbre and her mom
    - Timbre hoodie
    - Free admission to Christmas Show
    - Copy of Cd

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    - You will recieve the only copy of the original art work from the album, by Tetra Cierpke
    - Pack of 15 limited edition screen printed Christmas cards with free download codes of the album to share!
    - 2 dozen cookies by Timbre and her mom
    - Timbre hoodie
    - Free admission to Christmas show
    - Copy of cd

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    - We’ll fly you to Nashville (from anywhere in the continental U.S.) for the Christmas show and my mom will cook you dinner.
    - You will also receive one of the two last remaining copies of my EP, never to be reprinted.
    - Copy of cd

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- (20 days)