Behind the Songs Pt.7

Hello and welcome back  to the seventh part of my series, "Behind the Songs" which is based on the release of my CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook." This week I will discuss another song from the album, "The Hero's Journey." I decided to put a brief instrumental on my project because t expresses my interest exploring other musical territory besides a Pop song. I studied under a wonderful composer and former teacher, Thea Musgrave, who taught me how to write for orchestra. The song's title was inspired by the writings of the famous mythologist and teacher, Joseph Campbell. His theory about how heroes throughout the centuries follows a certain pattern that he called the MONOMYTH. It even inspired George Lucas when he was creating Star Wars. The orchestration for this song was simple: violins, violas, cellos, basses, French  and English horn. It's under a minute long but I envisioned a brief musical interlude about a classic hero deciding to answer the call to adventure. BKT:)

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