Words for Music
We did it
On 29th January 2018 we successfully raised £1,330 with 38 supporters in 28 days

To raise commission fees for two poets to provide words for two new musical works by composer Philip Lancaster.

by Philip Lancaster in Crediton, England, United Kingdom

A Sneak Preview

What an extraordinary start!  It is quite overwhelming to have been met with such generosity from all who have contributed to this 'Crowdfund'.  We are yet within three days of my sending it out into the world, and already almost 60% of the target has been attained.  It is beyond all I imagined, in my vague hope.  Thank you SO much to all who have contributed to this project, and for the support and encouragement you have given.  

I have just created a short video which gives a very small preview of one of the pieces for which I am raising money: the Canticle to Euan Tait's words, Miriam’s Exile.  It is, at times, a bitter and angry work.  The short extract given in this video, however, is a moment of warmth; a brief showing of humanity in a desperate situation. Please excuse the computer-generated audio in this preview: my soprano voice is not what it once was.  

Thank you once again to all who have contributed so far.  I am immensely grateful for, and greatly humbled by, your generosity and support.  Thank you.  


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Gratitude!

All supporters will receive an acknowledgment in the works' respective scores, and will also receive a personal note of thanks from the composer.

£10 or more

Poetry preview

A sneak preview, by PDF, of the poetry being set to music, an acknowledgement in the published scores, and a personal note of thanks from the composer.

£20 or more

Signed poem

A print of one of the poems, signed by the poet. Please select which poet. Also an acknowledgement in the published score of the works and a personal note of thanks from the composer. Fulfillment of this reward depends upon which poet you choose. Poems by John Greening will be sent out later in 2018, once written.

£40 or more

Signed score

A score of one of the works, signed by both the poet and composer. An acknowledgement in the published score, and a personal note of thanks from the composer.

£75 or more

Signed scores

A score of both works, signed by both the poets and composer. An acknowledgement in the published score and a personal note of thanks from the composer.

£100 or more

Signed score and tickets

A copy of one of the scores, signed by both poet and composer, and two tickets for a performance of that one piece, once arranged, or a CD recording of that performance if you are unable to attend. A printed acknowledgement in the published scores and a personal note of thanks from the composer.

£150 or more

Signed scores and tickets

Scores of both works, signed by the poets and composer, and two tickets for performances of both works, or CD recordings of those performances should you be unable to attend one or both. Also a printed acknowledgement in the published scores and a personal note of thanks from the composer.


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