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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you personalize music with a name or initials?
What's included in the price?
What options are available?
Do you provide musicians for my event?
What is your price schedule?
What types of music can be supplied?
What can I expect after I place an order?
Do you offer a guarantee?

Q: How do you personalize music with a name or initials?
A: The musical 'alphabet' has been used this way for centuries to commemorate special people and events in their lives. First, we create a melody from notes corresponding to letters of the alphabet. Then we compose a piece of music using this melody. For example, the initials CAG and DWC of a bride and groom look like this in musical notation:
These themes were then combined and developed into an exciting organ toccata, part of which looks like this:
You can hear this piece as well as other samples of our work on the samples page.

Q: What's included in the price?
A: The sheet music and a recording of each piece of music from MusicForYourCelebration.com is delivered both digitally and physically. Digital delivery is via email and includes a pdf of the sheet music and an mp3 recording. Physical delivery includes one printed copy of the sheet music suitable for performance and a CD recording. Sample pieces can be heard here.

Q: What options are available?
A: Extra cost options include a deluxe keepsake bound copy of the sheet music and multiple copies of the sheet music and/or CDs.

Q: Do you provide musicians for my event?
A: MusicForYourCelebration.com is in the business of composing or creating personalized music for events. Other than providing a recording of the music for evaluation purposes, we are not in the business of performing for events.

Q: What is your price schedule?
A: Our current prices are summarized in the table below. Columns show prices for different lead times. Please note that longer lead times reduce the price significantly. Rows show prices for different combinations of instruments and voices. Our order form here provides for custom quotes for other ensembles.
 >3 months1-3 months1-4 weeks
ensemble   lead timelead timelead time
piano or organ$99$199$499
kbd/soloist$149$249$549
kbd/vocalist$199$299$599
trio$199$199$599
quartet$249$349$649
quintet$299$399$699
Fixed prices are adjusted as follows. $49 per whole or fractional minute for music over three minutes in length per customer specification. $49 per hour of time required for customer-requested adjustments after the first. Multiple pieces of music ordered for delivery at the same time to the same customer will be discounted by fifteen percent.

Q: What types of music can be supplied?
A: MusicForYourCelebration.com can supply custom-composed music in virtually any style for most combinations of instruments and/or voices. In rare cases, customers may need to provide representative samples of obscure musical styles.

Q: What can I expect after I place an order?
A: You should immediately receive an email confirmation of your order. If we have any questions, we will contact you to clarify them. Once you have paid our emailed invoice, we compose your special music. After composing your music, we will email you a recording and pdf sheet music for a one week evaluation period. If you notify us before your one week evaluation period has expired that your music needs adjustments, we will make any changes required (first hour free, hourly charges thereafter). Once you approve the music (either by notifying us or letting your one week evaluation period lapse), we will ship you the final sheet music and CD.

Q: Do you offer a guarantee?
A: We wish for you to be satisfied with our services and recommend us to your friends. Once your custom-composed music is digitally delivered, your have one week to determine if it meets your needs. We will make every attempt to adjust the music to your satisfaction. If we are unable to do so, we will cheerfully refund your money (exclusive of hourly charges).

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