Inspired by William Chaucer’s epic tale the music sets out to depict a journey of awareness. The opening harmonics represent the hand bells pilgrims often used whilst on their journey. The theme travels through a series of extensions with the bells reiterating the advancement of their gradual but progressive procession.
The piece is technically demanding but well worth the effort of learning as it embraces so much of the variety of technical effects the guitar is so capable of producing.
This work is recorded by Ian Watt on Nimbus Records ‘FIRE DANCE’ NI 6329