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Help EXO promote the work of Dame Ethel Smyth by creating the first commercial recording of her final musical masterpiece
147 backers pledged $25,235 to help bring this project to life.

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    Recognition

    We will list your support on our website, we will send you updates about the progress of the recording, and you can feel good knowing you've supported this important project.

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    Digital Download

    The minute the recording is released, you will be sent a link and be able to hear the complete masterpiece in a commercial recording for the first time in history.

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    Physical CD

    As soon as the recording is printed and ready for distribution, your special-edition copy will be mailed to you anywhere in the world. Note: will include program notes, recording photographs, and more.

    By purchasing the CD here in advance, you guarantee you will be the first to hear the piece, and will be supporting the project come to life in the process.

    $30 of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

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    "Herstory" T Shirt plus digital download

    Receive a special "Herstory" t-shirt made by The Outrage (creators of merchandise for the Women's March, et al) and designed specifically for Dame Ethel Smyth. T-Shirt deliverable by December 2018; Digital download deliverable by September 2019.

    $60 of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

    Includes:
    • Herstory T Shirt
    • Digital Download
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    CD plus page of handwritten manuscript

    Receive a special-edition physical CD and a facsimile of the score in Dame Ethel Smyth's own hand-an intimate window into her creative process, and a tactile experience of her work and how she spent her days. While composing, there were days she would "work instrumentation–10 hours; bruising hockey–2 hours."

    $75 of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

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    Signed limited-edition CD

    Donors at this level receive a signed limited-edition CD with additional notes and archival photographs. Perfect for those who want to have materials to describe the importance of this project with friends.

    $125 of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

    Includes:
    • Special Edition CD
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    Signed manuscript

    Receive a special edition CD, a Herstory t-shirt, and a copy of a page of Dame Ethel Smyth's manuscript signed by the soloists.

    $200 of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

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    Donation

    Donate $500 towards the recording costs: an option for those of you who are not interested in rewards, but still want to help this important project!

    All of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

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    Photo journal of recording

    Donors at this level will receive a photo journal of the recording process, signed by the soloists and directors. It will almost feel like you were there for the recording sessions!

    $950 of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

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    Manuscript and Blachly Edition

    Get a copy of the CD, T shirt, and a copy of the original handwritten manuscript as well as the ®2017 Schirmer-Novello Blachly Edition of the score. Perfect for music aficionados and collectors.

    $1,400 of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

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    Exclusive Access to Recording

    In true EXO fashion, donors at this level are invited to participate in the recording process itself. Transportation to and from New York City not included. Note that donors at this level and above have choice of all other rewards, including up to 5 special edition CDs.

    $1,875 of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

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    All of the above, plus production credit

    Receive all of the above, and be recognized on the physical CD as a "producing partner."

    $4,900 of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

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    Above, plus dinner with creative team

    Receive all of the above, and be listed on the physical CD as an "associate producer." Note that this level of donation will also include an exclusive dinner engagement with members of the creative team, either at a mutually-agreed-upon restaurant or apartment.

    $9,750 of this reward is tax-deductible; contributors will be mailed a tax letter to that effect.

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