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A short 17-minute musical mass for chorus and light instrumentation. Already in score format and looking to be recorded.
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I have written a classical music piece, entitled "Pocket Mass" which is a 17-minute work for chorus and light instrumentation, but most of which is a cappella.  I drafted the mass myself by singing it into Garageband and now have it in score format as well.  I have singers here in L.A. interested in working on this with me -- I would need to take everyone into a studio to do a multitrack recording of the piece, so that we can make 8 singers sound like a full chorus of 24 singers.  We would be recording 17 minutes of music consisting of 6 movements:  Kyrie; Gloria; Credo; Sanctus; Agnus Dei; and a last movement entitled "The Mass Is Ended."  I am hoping to hire one cellist and one double bassist if funding permits -- otherwise, those tracks will be recorded in MIDI.

My rough estimate is that recording the work would take about 24 hours including approximately 6-8 hours for mixing and mastering.  The mass will be part of a complete 35-minute CD entitled "Pocket Mass" the remainder of which will be other spiritual works  recorded solo and funded by me.  I hope to release the complete CD through my record company, Wobba Wobba Music, sometime in Spring, 2012.  

If the Kickstarter funding is successful, I plan to use the money to record the mass and pay the singers, engineer and studio.  If there is any left over after recording, that cash will go towards defraying costs to vendors for the reward t-shirts and CDs.

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    MP3 copy of the complete recording including the Mass on Jump Drive; Limited-edition Pocket Mass Angel t-shirt; Inclusion on thank-you list on published CD

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    Liimited-edition Pocket Mass Angel t-shirt; Signed Limited-Edition CD; Inclusion on thank-you list on published CD

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    Limited-edition Pocket Mass Angel t-shirt; Signed Limited-Edition CD; Inclusion on thank-you list on published CD; Signed copy of the Pocket Mass score; Dinner (with wine) at my house -- I will cook; pair of tickets to premiere live performance (when it takes place)

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