After a peaceful evening listening to Gregorian chant, I began composing a chant-inspired melody on my hammered dulcimer. While I was satisfied with this sketch, it wasn’t a complete composition. Several years later, I reimagined the piece with a much faster tempo, four contrasting sections, and additional instruments. This is a notable departure from the original inspiration, isn’t it?
Voyager’s Tale was super fun music to create, and I hope you have an enjoyable, adventure-filled listen. And… there might be a few plot twists along the way. Personally, I imagine a medieval voyage to distant lands. Where does the music transport you?
Studio Session Video
Hammered Dulcimer : Joshua Messick
Cello : Ryan Knott
Bass : Zack Page
Percussion: River Guerguerian & James Kylen
Composed & Produced by Joshua Messick
Engineered & Mixed by Chris Rosser
Video by Joshua Messick & Jesse Hamm
Cover Design by Katie Moritz