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Work Order 464
September 30, 2003

Sold to: Ship to:

IRAQI National Symphony Orchestra (INSO)
Dr. Hashim Sharaf, director
Bagdad, IRAQ
c/o American Friends Service Committee
Contact: Ms Janine Schwab
Youth & Militarism and Peacebuilding & Demilitarization
AFSC
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Telephone: 1 215-241-7165


same, TBD

c/o American Friends Service Committee
Contact: Ms Janine Schwab
Youth & Militarism and Peacebuilding & Demilitarization
AFSC
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
USA

 

As arranged with Janine Schwalb via phone September 30, 2003

1 only

Canadian single harpsichord, custom model "?????"-- basic harpsichord, transposing A=440/ A=415, double strung in brass, 2 x 8' with buff, case in poplar, painted, (or cherry, natural finish?). Wooden jacks. Keyboard wood TBD. Includes matching music desk, matching lid with flap and propstick, and stand in cedar.

$8,750.00

USD

1 only on-line progress reports as we build the instrument and a CD of "the making of your harpsichord" when it is completed.
included
USD
1 only the American Society of Friends has graciously offered to arrange delivery to Baghdad, Iraq
included
USD
1 only maintenance plan -- we hope to arrange one or possibly even two maintenance visits in the first year/18 months as required. This will depend on our getting some travel funding from somewhere, but we will do our best to find some way to get to Baghdad. If we can do that we may be able to repair their old harpsichord as well, then they will have two. In any case we will provide spare parts and a maintenance manual (see below).
included
USD
1 only repair and maintenance kit -- includes Korg CA-30 chromatic tuner, two T-handled tuning wrench, an assortment of replacement strings with hitching loops already made, spare jacks with plectra installed, a supply of spare plectra, a voicing block and a scalpel, miscellaneous spare parts and tools, and a copy of The Harpsichord Owner's Guide: A Manual for Buyers and Owners by Edward L. Kottick. included USD
 
Total for instrument and accessories as described, delivered complete
no charge
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USD


Terms of sale: Quoted price is for the above described harpsichord FOB Toronto. We will crate the instrument here at our expense. We understand that the American Friends Service Committee will provide shipping and customs clearance -- thank you!

Terms of payment: n/a

Delivery date: estimated late summer/early fall 2004

Warranty: Claviers Baroques warrants this instrument against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from date of delivery. Should parts be defective or missing, or should the harpsichord fail due to faulty materials or workmanship, we will repair or replace it (at our option) free of charge.

Dear Janine,

We are really happy that our offer to build a harpsichord for the INSO and the people of Iraq has been accepted. We understand that the School of Music and Ballet in Baghdad will have access to it as well -- that is very exciting. It is good to think that our gift will be enjoyed by musicians and lovers of music and especially that it will be used by students. Thank you so much for conveying our inquiries to the INSO in Baghdad and for generally arranging this and particularly for offering to provide safe shipping to the INSO through the AFSC. I have shown our regular selling price below, you may require it for insurance or customs purposes. As Den said on the phone, it will take us about a year to build the harpsichord as we will have to piggy-back it with the other instruments we are making, but it should be ready for the 2004-2005 concert and school season, assuming things are back to normal enough for a concert season by then.

We usually send photos and progress reports the owner while we build the instrument, but in this case I think what we could do is to make them available online from our website. That way anyone who is interested -- you, donors/sponsors, maybe even people in Iraq -- can see it from anywhere they can get Internet access. I think we will also set up a donation page to see if we can't get some help with the materials and/or travel for a maintenance visit or two. I think a lot of the people who stop by our website would be happy to chip in a few bucks for this project. Den said you had mentioned that you might be able to find some $ for that, too, which would be wonderful, it will all help. If there is any $ left over Den would like to get some music to send along with the instrument. He suggests Broude facsimile scores, they are all public domain so can legally be photocopied for part scores, student study, etc..

Thanks again and best regards,

Dawn


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