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Only a Dream in Rio – by James Taylor: Printed Music Signed & Personalized

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The winner will take home a personalized “Only a Dream in Rio” printed conductor’s score from James Taylor’s personal orchestral set of parts: This set of parts was used with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The lucky winner will have the printed conductor’s score personalized and signed by James Taylor himself! A great item for framing and gifting!

The song, Only a Dream in Rio” is an original song by James Taylor that appears on his eleventh studio album, “That’s Why I’m Here”. It was a tribute to a night he performed at the “Rock in Rio” Festival in Brazil in 1985 and his great love and fondness for the Brazilian people, the music and the country.

Over the course of his long career, James Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards. His catalog includes 1970's Sweet Baby James to his Grammy Award-winning Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002). His most recent albums include One Man Band (2008), Covers (2009), (nominated for two Grammy® Awards) and, in 2010, “Live at the Troubadour”. Taylor was inducted into both the Songwriter’s and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. In June 2015, Taylor’s latest album of new songs (which hit #1 on Billboard charts in the first week of release), Before This World was released. Taylor has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and recently awarded the 2016 Kennedy Center Honor.

Donated by: James Taylor
Additional lot details
  • The conductor’s score sheet music will be signed and personalized, by name, to an individual of the winner's choosing.
  • Personalization will not take place until mid January 2017. 
  • Sheet music cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
  • In condition as donated, may not be returned or exchanged.
  • Additional shipping charges may apply based upon the location of the winner.
Lot #1220100
Shipping details

The minimum processing and handling charge for this item is $9.95.

The minimum shipping, handling and applicable insurance charge for non-tangible items is $9.95. Detailed redemption information will be emailed to the winning bidder. The minimum shipping charge for hard copies of tickets and certificates is $14.95. The minimum shipping charge for merchandise is $19.95 (shipments outside the U.S. are subject to additional shipping and customs fees). Tickets, certificates and merchandise are typically shipped with signature required, unless otherwise specified, via professional carrier. In some cases, tickets will be left at the venue's "Will Call" window under the winner's name. Merchandise is insured for the winning amount.

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Only a Dream in Rio – by James Taylor: Printed Music Signed & Personalized

St. Paul's Children's Center

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