Adopt a Prelude

by Francisco correa in Bristol, , United Kingdom

We did it
On 24th December 2021 we successfully raised £1,840 with 10 supporters in 28 days

Adopt one of 12 brand new guitar preludes by Stephen Goss at their very conception - for yourself or as a present for a guitar-music-lover

by Francisco correa in Bristol, , United Kingdom

New stretch target

The initial money goes all to Stephen Goss for composing the pieces. Any extra money raised will go towards making a professional, top quality recording and videos to further publicise the pieces and help them reach more audiences around the world.


What I'm trying to do

I'm raising money to commission renowned composer and guitarist Stephen Goss to write 12 new intermediate-level preludes, which will then be published in a book by Les Productions d'OZ/Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan, and recorded by me, Francisco Correa. I had the idea that 12 members of the public could provide funding to "adopt" a prelude - in return they'd have an adoption certificate, their names in print in the final published book, as well as get to choose a name for the piece and have a say in the creative composition process (an added perk).

Why these pieces are needed

Contemporary music (as in music written today) is often aimed at advanced guitar players, and therefore set up as being "scary" or inaccessible to most guitarists. This is absolutely not true, but it is true that there is very little new classical music written which is both playable by intermediate guitarists and easily accessible to first-time audiences: these pieces aim to be enjoyable to play and to listen to. 

These new preludes will be performed in a wide variety of contexts:  Teachers will be soon encouraging their pupils to learn them, we hope for them to be included on grade syllabuses in a few years' time, and also as miniature pieces they will be perfect for professional guitar recitals as a refresher between longer works.

Reasons to adopt:

A truly unique and everlasting gift for a guitar-music-lover in your life. Christmas is coming!!

Or a chance to have your name in print, as the dedicatee (adoptive parent) of a new piece of core guitar repertoire. These pieces are destined to be played by guitarists all over the world for long after our time - immortalise yourself!

Other ways to support the project:

If you can't adopt a whole prelude (perhaps you don't have the finances or space in your life right now for a little guitar piece causing havoc!), you can support the project by donating towards the recording and publicity of the preludes, to give them the best possible start in life...

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£120 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Adopt a prelude

One of the 9 as-yet-unwritten preludes will be yours! Dedicated to you or your chosen beneficiary (name in print near title and composer), and you can choose the name of the piece :-) You will receive the printed music book straight from the publishers so you are first to see your name there. You'll also get an adoption certificate and a recording.

£25 or more

Guitar lesson with Francisco Correa (30 mins)

Buy a 30 minute guitar lesson with Francisco Correa, either at his house in Bristol or online. This money will go in the university fund for the little preludes (aka go towards the cost of recording them)

£40 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Chat with Stephen Goss - Composer (Up to 30 min)

You can have an in depth chat with composer Stephen Goss about the creative process and his approach to composing these preludes or composition in general - or about travelling the world, music, guitars, or anything you want to talk about. He's a very interesting man :-)

£50 or more

Guitar lesson with Francisco Correa (1 hour)

Buy a 1 hour lesson with Francisco Correa, either at his house in Bristol or online. This money will go in the university fund for the little preludes (aka go towards the cost of recording them)

£120 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Adopt Prelude 3 (already composed)

Listen to Prelude 3 https://youtu.be/b6yrU9tgVJc . Although it has been composed already it hasn't yet been adopted - if you adopt it you can choose a name for the piece, and have your name in the printed copy for this prelude. You'll receive your adoption certificate, the printed music and a recording.

£200 or more

5 of 6 claimed

Conceive and adopt a prelude!

Same as adopting a prelude BUT you can send ideas to Steve Goss to shape the piece *before it's written*, and be part of the creative process. It could be about a place that's special to you, or a description of an event or character, a favourite story, an image, a poem, a special photo. You are the director, send Steve your ideas and he'll write a piece using those ideas, a piece that is truly yours

£120 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Adopt Prelude 1 (already composed)

Listen to Prelude 1 https://youtu.be/WfcaslZe91c. Although it has been composed already it hasn't yet been adopted - if you adopt it you can choose a name for the piece, and have your name in the printed copy for this prelude. You'll receive your adoption certificate, the printed music and the recording.

£120 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Adopt Prelude 2 (already composed)

Listen to Prelude 2 https://youtu.be/9z4BIGlYgrk . Although it has been composed already it hasn't yet been adopted - if you adopt it you can choose a name for the piece, and have your name in the printed copy for this prelude. You'll receive your adoption certificate, the printed music and the recording.

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