Sing for those you love and those who have always been by your side. This cycle for voice, piano, and clarinet is perfect for singers seeking to explore modality and constantly changing time.
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.