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American Harmony—the ultimate shape-note tunebook, with 176 pieces, 100 illustrations, and a leading scholar's commentary.
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    "Compiler's Favorites"

    PDFs of my favorite ten pieces from the book, with critical commentary and composer/arranger biographies for the particular compositions, and the book's entire introduction

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    "Compiler's Favorites" plus CD

    The "Best Of" selection described above, plus a CD containing 35 pieces from American Harmony (over 77 minutes of music), recorded by a top-quality chorus directed by compiler Nym Cooke. The CD will be included with the published anthology, but this copy is yours for the stated pledge amount.

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    Copy of American Harmony with CD

    American Harmony will be a visually beautiful, highly useful, and impeccably researched collection of the finest sacred part-music from early America. It has been compiled by a leading scholar in this field, a musician who knows these pieces as well as anyone alive. It will make history in the publishing of early American sacred music. Contributors of $100 or more will receive an autographed copy of the anthology, along with the companion CD (see description above).

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    Combination Special!

    Your own autographed copy of American Harmony with companion CD, PLUS an invitation to attend one of the "launch events" when the book is published. Each launch event will include a concert by the chorus American Harmony under author Nym Cooke's direction and a reception where copies of the book will be available for purchased. Note: all launch events will likely occur in Massachusetts.

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    Extra-Bonus Combination Special!!

    All of the above, plus a workshop with or talk by the compiler. The location of the workshop or talk needs to be within 100 miles from central Massachusetts.

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