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     I have recently discovered and hoped that my vocation as a musician and artist, is one that I hope would breathe life into the hearts and minds of those who hear and receive my art, and that my union with the listener might be used to point them to the greatness within themselves. It is by that union that the power of good can take refuge in the nature of the beautiful, and a disoriented culture can be healed. In return for all of the great good that I have been blessed with in my life, I offer this small gift of myself and I hope that by sharing, it may bring a moment of beauty to yours.

     "Small Things With Great Love" is a collection of both instrumental and sacred hymns which I have composed over the course of the last ten years or so. These works have all been born from experiences in my life where I found myself so moved and inspired, that I had no choice but to translate them into a language that everyone can understand: music. The album will contain eight total tracks, and will include multi-instrumental works for cello, violin, viola, bass, piano, and full chorus. 

     The title of the album pays homage to the great Mother Theresa of Calcutta, who once said that we should perform small acts with great love. It is with that very goal that I want to offer you my music. My hope isn't to save the world, but only to enhance just a small part of your life by filling it with a beauiful experience. 

     My experience in the music industry has introduced me to both the great beauty and potential for life it holds, as well as many of the counterfeits and subtle immitations it demonstrates. Much of modern music has become saturated with elements that are, in many ways, dishonest and artificial. The dignity of music stems from its purity, be it simple or complex, and it is from that stance that I want to invite you to support beauty. Please help if you can. If you are not able, please share this. The listener, the receiver of art, deserves only the real and true: a beautiful renaissance and re-claiming of this goodness is on the move.

Thank you,

James Rosenbloom

Risks and challenges

The main risk that I am taking in carrying out this project is that I may not receive the amount of funds that I require to produce this work. The dollar amount I am asking for is actually less than the amount I need in order to produce this project. I am asking a lower amount so that I may be able to fund the bulk of this work with your contributions, and supplement it later with some personal savings.

The second risk I am taking is that of bearing the costs of unforseen expenses in the post-production process such as duplication, legal expenses, and quality assurances.

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    For a donation of $10 dollars, you shall receive a digital copy of the single, "Two for Logan" from the album "Small Things With Great Love." Two for Logan is an original instrumental piece for string quintet and solo cello.

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    For $25 dollars, you will receive a digital copy of the album, "Small Things With Great Love" prior to the intended release date!

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    For $50 dollars, you will receive a digital copy of the album "Small Things With Great Love" before the intended release date, as well as a recording of me performing Bach's solo cello prelude for cello in G major. This piece is regarded as one of the most popular pieces written for the cello.

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    For $100 dollars, in addition to the previously listed items, you will also receive three bonus recordings of original and arranged material that wont be available on the album.

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    For a donation of $250, in addition to the previously listed items, you will receive a collection of the scores for every piece on the album.

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    For a donation of $500 dollars, in addition to the previously listed items, you will receive some literature containing the detailed descriptions and origins of every piece on the album.

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    For a donation of $1000, in addition to the previously listed items, I will personally compose and dedicate a piece of music for you, and collaborate with you in the writing process in order to create something beautifully dedicated to you or someone you have in mind. The piece will be dedicated to you, and will be able to be used by permission from the composer for any occasion. Also, the composer will remain the owner and copyright holder of the piece.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    For $5000 dollars, in addition to the previously listed items, I will also perform a house concert for you. I will include pieces from the project, as well as classical and contemporary favorites. The house concert will incur any costs associated with booking the musicians and travel.

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    For $7,500, in addition to the previously listed items, the donor will have his/her name listed on the album, "Small Things With Great Love", as an executive producer!

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