- An Unfortunate Incident A lively ballad played allegro in which the tale is related of an unsavory rapscallion’s attempt to discredit an honored Captain of the city watch.
Late one evening near a confluence of pubs and taverns that serve the day workers, lesser nobles, and businessmen of the merchant quarter our salacious cretin cloaks himself in a glamour and assumes the form of the good Captain leading a small group of (hired thugs) guards. Upon entering the square, a “heated argument” ensues between the Captain and a subordinate and steel is quickly drawn. The locals for their part are having none of it. It’s been a long day, and several have already consumed enough liquid courage to take slight at this intrusion into their festivities. As the incident progresses, our antagonist and his fellows are not only revealed but ridiculed by the growing group of local impromptu militia who bring to bear no small amount of force. Ultimately, the villain escapes the true Captain’s justice (though with significant wounds to both his arse & pride) as his men fall where they stand.
- Garden of Winter/Child of Chapelwood “Shepherd’s Lament” A composition in two pieces. The first played in the style of a requiem being a tale of sacrifice and redemption. The second an aria celebrating rebirth, renewal, and just rewards.
- Shadowfox & The Bladed Banshee A tale of murder, vengeance, & something akin to friendship comprise the inaugural adventure for the title characters as well as their companion, Shepherd Greenman, Warden of Chapelwood.
- Wedding of the Summer Scoundrel This cantata details the wedding nuptials and subsequent celebration of Shadowfox to his spitfire fiance’. Tragedy is nearly made of their reception in the third verse as an attempt on the lives of the wily half-elf & his stalwart companions is made by a mated pair of manticore, but our Rasennans abilities prove more than equal to the task. The battle scenes during the third and fourth verses are presented to best effect with an accompaniment of brass and percussion.
- Carenza’s Cadenza The bawdy tale of a savvy swordswoman & her rise to dominance over a motley crew of overgrown street urchins, and how she became an auspicious Woman-at-Arms requiring a retinue of Ladies-in-Waiting. Played adagio but with a bit of a military cadence.
- The Infernally Meddlesome Fiddler/A Sinner in Ladona/The Silver Liar of Kylir “Symphony for a Devil” This symphonic concerto in three movements is the account of a Devil with a heart of silver fiddling his way free of the bonds of Hell, his subtle shenanigans on this mortal coil, and finally finding a path to redemption through the Lady of Colors & Inspiration.
- The Witch & The Wolf A sultry bolero detailing the initial meeting and simmering romance between a savage wolf scented with blood and a sorceress with a penchant for the macabre that leaves listeners with the feeling that perhaps wolves mate for even longer than life. Played to most excellent effect by campfire light surrounded by Gypsyfolk.
- Tales of the Tortoise Road The tale of a group of talented players whose decision to journey alongside the Bladed Banshee and her companions turns into a choice opportunity for future source material as they find themselves caught up in a whirlwind adventure rescuing hostages from harpies and battling undead foes from long ago. Designed to be played with choral accompaniment providing character vocals and sound effects.
- Cinquidea by Night This verismo to be played vivace by string quartet details the scandalous affairs of the foremost scion of a powerful house that is never named. His tastes for the extraordinary and scintillating lead him on a tenebrous tour of the Invicci capital from Silverbank through the Veins and Narrows and on into Diadem for a late night tryst with a gruff & ready paramour.
- Stalwart Steward’s Sorrow The beleaguered story of a criminal miscreant turned manservant and his misadventures as the sometime sidekick of his delusional overlord, a self-aggrandizing braggadocio who fancies himself a local hero. Played as an energetic galliard with considerable interaction between the entertainer and the crowd it has been known to nearly “bring down the house” on several occasions as revelers find themselves caught up in the potency of the tune.
- Torment in the Blackberry Grove A polytonal serenade played pizzicato by three dueling violins in counterpoint to one another though the third; representing the devil, is generally subverted. This parable of an earthbound devil caught in the amorous yet fickle attentions of the Smiling Vixen and her cousin, the Lady of Colors, demonstrates how even the most silver of tongues is captive to the capricious whims of deific wiles.
- Dragons on the Walls, Spirits in the Halls A love song to the forlorn province of Maviolo and to its seat of power Ladona in particular this minuet in G minor is a subtle & sultry dance with a dark unearthly mistress.
- Tango with a Steely Rose
- Company of the Brilliant Fang