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We will be recording an unique album of early English and Italian works for soprano and viola da gamba.
We will be recording an unique album of early English and Italian works for soprano and viola da gamba.
121 backers pledged $11,247 to help bring this project to life.

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SECONDARY GOAL:

Because of your incredible generosity, we were able to meet our $10,000 goal in less than a week!  Given that we still have a week-and-a-half left, we're hoping to reach a secondary goal of $1,000-$2,000.  Here's what we would do with the funds:

-upgrade our CD design with hand-lettered calligraphy (as opposed to using the free font I found online!)

-hire a professional photographer to take photos during the recording process for use in the CD booklet (and for future promotional usage)

-fund a US, UK and/or European tour!

Again, we are so grateful for the support we've already received and we would be thrilled to thank you all in person during our next tour!

THANK YOU!

Andrew and Elizabeth (Bethie)

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We have been planning this disc since we first met at the Peabody Conservatory in 2007.  The idea was sparked by a rendition of Giulio Caccini's 'Amarilli mia bella' by using only Elizabeth's voice and Andrew's viol.  The result was magical and never fails to leave audiences asking for a recording!  

(This clip of "Amarilli mia bella" is a live recording from a 2010 concert.)

Over the past six years, we've compiled other pieces that lend themselves to our unique duo, and we can't wait to share them with you on this disc!

This project wouldn't be possible without Andrew's versatility. With ideas stemming from the 'lyra viol' tradition, he manipulates the viol to act as both lute and second voice to Elizabeth; his inventive playing negates the need for additional instruments.  Elizabeth's rich and expressive voice holds its own over what is, at times, minimal accompaniment, but she seamlessly weaves in and out of the viol textures.

(This is a sample of our version of Filippo Azzaiolo's "Chi passa per sta strada" with Andrew playing the viol 'col legno' by hitting the strings with the back of his bow.)

With just soprano and viola da gamba, this CD offers a new perspective to old music.

Expenses:

  • Recording costs in the UK: $6,000 (£3,900)
  • Photography & design: $500 (£300)
  • Manufacturing 2,000 CDs: $2,500 (£1,600)
  • Travel & lodging: $1,000 (£700)

Those Involved:

Elizabeth Hungerford
Elizabeth Hungerford
Andrew Arceci
Andrew Arceci

Timeline:

  • Record in the UK: June 2013
  • Edit/Master tracks: August-September 2013
  • Production: October-November 2013
  • CD release: December 2013 (just in time for the holidays!)

Thank you so much for being a part of this exciting project!

On tour in Maine with Cima Baroque in 2011
On tour in Maine with Cima Baroque in 2011

Risks and challenges

As seasoned recording artists, we understand the issues that can arise during the course of a recording session: illness, severe weather, a loud helicopter over the recording venue, et cetera. Should any of these issues arise, it would only delay the project, not cancel it. We have both invested significant amounts of time and money into reaching this point, and we're determined to see the project through!

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    Elizabeth & Andrew will record and send you a suggested historical work (English or Italian from 1550-1700 — we are happy to help you choose a piece) + signed copy of the printed CD + early digital release + name listed in the CD booklet

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