Kathryn Rose is creating choral music

One note at a time.

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Milestone Goals
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Demo Recording: Crux Fidelis
$125 per new piece
When my pledges reach $125 per new piece, I'll record an older work of mine: "Crux Fidelis" or "Sacred Cross". This two-part, organ-accompanied work uses an English translation of the traditional Latin text. I composed it in 2010 and it works very well for either Good Friday or Holy Cross Day services.
Demo recording: Transfiguration
$150 per new piece
When my pledges reach $150 per new piece, I'll record another work of mine, "Transfiguration". This is a flexible anthem with organ accompaniment; it can be sung in unison, soprano plus alto, or SAB. The text is by Thomas Thurman.
Professional recording
$1,000 per new piece
When my pledges reach $1000 per new piece, I will have a professional-quality, CD-length recording of my SATB and other choral works made. The album will be available on Bandcamp on a Pay What You Will basis, and I will also sell a limited number of physical CDs.


I'm a musician in London. When I'm not teaching, playing the organ, running the music program at my parish church, fundraising, singing in choirs, volunteering or cycling, I like to write music.


London, UK

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I love writing choral music -- but not charging for it. I license all of my work under CC BY-SA, which means other people can use it creatively, even for commercial purposes, without having to ask my permission first. I am committed to this model because I know from my work as a church musician just how limiting "traditional" copyright can be, but it means I tend to prioritise other, paying work over writing new music, even though much of the time I'd rather be composing. Sometimes I release work under a more restrictive CC BY-SA-NC license which means commercial exploitation of the work isn't allowed, but non-profit use is fine; if I do this, it's always because the writer of the lyrics is more comfortable with that license.

On Patreon, you can pledge to sponsor me by a certain amount for each new work I upload. It's a bit like other crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, but instead of funding one big project, it offers a way to give me a bit of money for works on a smaller scale, but more consistently; say, one or two new pieces each month on average. The percentage of your money that I get is higher than it would be for traditional sheet music publishing or from recordings of my music, and unlike buying sheet music or a CD, you can choose how much you want to pledge per work.

If you pledge to sponsor me, piece by piece, it will shift the balance so that I have a financial incentive to create new work, as well as the emotional desire and the talent and skill. I'll keep releasing my work under CC BY-SA or CC BY-SA-NC, so you won't just be supporting me, but also other musicians, now and in the future.
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