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This will be the first commercial recording of my compositions; in this case, my music for solo voices and piano.
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I am greatly inspired by the art song output of the great Romantics, especially Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms, as well as that of 20th century composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Roger Quilter, Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein. The love for art song that these composers have instilled in me finds expression in the songs I compose.

This recording project will consist of several of my art songs, most of them settings of poetry (which is also a source of inspiration for my music), including works by William Shakespeare, Christina Rossetti, and Emily Dickinson. Two friends of mine have agreed to lend their talents to the project: soprano Sarah Tullock, and tenor Justin Hipp. They both sing professionally, and have recently earned masters degrees in music from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where I am currently studying. For more on Sarah Tullock, visit www.sarahtullock.com.

We have already recorded some of the songs, but need your help to make the project a reality. There are several rewards available for contributions of various sizes, as detailed on this page.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me anytime. Thank you for taking an interest in creativity and for taking the time to consider supporting this project.

Ethan McGrath
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    A thank you card, and three digital downloads from 'An Echo from Willowwood.'

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    A signed copy of the CD recording, 'An Echo from Willowwood.'

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    A signed copy of the CD recording, 'An Echo from Willowwood,' and written acknowledgement in the CD booklet.

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    All of the above, and a signed copy of my existing piano CD, "Wayfaring Stranger"

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    All of the above, and signed copy of my Christmas piano CD, "The First Noel."

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    All of the above, and a short composition written just for you, to be scored for a solo instrument (or voice) of your choice. To be completed between now and June, 2013. If interested, message me for more details.

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    All of the above, and a private concert, which I will present at the piano. To take place in the Chattanooga (Tennessee) vicinity before June of 2013. If interested, message me to discuss details.

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