The “Three Tales of Camaraderie” consist of a series of texts by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). I began with the final song in the cycle and worked my way backwards, incorporating new ideas and making changes as I continued along. After a long process of editing, experimenting, and changing lasting about six months, I settled on the piece that became the final copy of the cycle. Through it all, it remains very faithful to the original songs that I finished in February of 2018. The songs are lighthearted, and all are connected by the theme of brotherhood and friendship.