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Join a commissioning consortium to support the creation of a new work for alto saxophone by award-winning composer David MacDonald.
Join a commissioning consortium to support the creation of a new work for alto saxophone by award-winning composer David MacDonald.
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This summer, I will begin working on a new piece for unaccompanied alto saxophone. I have written several other pieces for saxophone in the past while working with some truly world-class players. For this project, I will be collaborating with saxophonist Timothy Rosenberg. The work will be approximately 8 minutes long. It will be appropriate for advanced (collegiate) saxophonists, but it won't be prohibitively virtuosic. I will finish the work in October of this year. The score and recording will be available some time in November. Tim and I hope to present the work at the College Music Society's National Conference in San Diego in November 2012.

Be a part of commissioning a new work for saxophone. Joining a commissioning consortium allows you to support the creation of new works without having to spend thousands of dollars. Thanks to the web and services like Kickstarter, forming a consortium is easier (and cheaper) than ever. About as much as it would cost to buy a score of an older work, you can get one of a brand new piece while directly supporting the composer. (That's me!) You'll also be part of a group that has performance exclusivity until the end of 2012.

If you would like to listen to some of my music, including pieces I'm offering with some of the rewards, click here.

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    RECORDING - You will have your name listed in the score as a member of the commissioning consortium. You will also receive a digital download of the first recording of the work.

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    SCORE PDF - You will have your name listed in the score as a member of the commissioning consortium. You will also receive a digital download of the first recording of the work, as well as a digital download of the completed score in PDF format. You and other consortium members will have exclusivity on performing the piece through the end of 2012.

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    HARD COPY OF THE SCORE - You will have your name listed in the score as a member of the commissioning consortium. You will also receive a digital download of the first recording of the work. I will mail you a hard copy of the score (signed by request). You and other consortium members will have exclusivity on performing the piece through the end of 2012.

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    ONE MORE PIECE - You will have your name listed in the score as a member of the commissioning consortium. You will also receive a digital download of the first recording of the work. I will mail you a hard copy of the score (signed by request). You and other consortium members will have exclusivity on performing the piece through the end of 2012. I will also include a copy (signed by request) of my tenor saxophone solo Inner/Outer Monologue.

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    TWO MORE PIECES - You will have your name listed in the score as a member of the commissioning consortium. You will also receive a digital download of the first recording of the work. I will mail you a hard copy of the score (signed by request). You and other consortium members will have exclusivity on performing the piece through the end of 2012. I will also include one copy each (signed by request) of my tenor saxophone solo Inner/Outer Monologue and my saxophone quartet Falling Up the Down Escalator (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone; score and parts).

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    MY FULL SAXOPHONE CATALOG - You will have your name listed in the score as a member of the commissioning consortium. You will also receive a digital download of the first recording of the work. I will mail you a hard copy of the score (signed by request). You and other consortium members will have exclusivity on performing the piece through the end of 2012. I will also include one copy each (signed by request) of my tenor saxophone solo Inner/Outer Monologue, my saxophone quartet Falling Up the Down Escalator (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone; score and parts), and my mixed chamber ensemble Emulsion Quintet (cl./b. cl., sop. sax, hn., vlc., marimba; score and parts).

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