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Now, Voyager

by Melissa Darrow Engleman

This is a journey through uplifting, mystical, magical and dreamy moods. These original orchestral tunes have been described as, “soothing”, “expansive” and “mood-lifting".
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. In Neptune's Shadow
2:47 $0.99
2. Pluto's Lament
3:10 $0.99
3. Jupiter's Moons
4:34 $0.99
4. Ariel's Song
3:38 $0.99
5. Kitchen Children
3:26 $0.99
6. The Listening Tour
3:24 $0.99
7. The River
6:00 $0.99
8. Now, Voyager
4:32 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Planetary Convergence in Three Movements:

I. In Neptune’s Shadow (2:46)
Lush harmonies with bolero-like rhythms.

II. Pluto’s Lament (3:11)
A slower movement.

III. Jupiter’s Moons (4:35)
A little faster, with more rhythmic play.

Ariel’s Song (3:44)
Lyrics were co-authored with long-time friend and collaborator Lisa Rathert. They draw elements from several iterations of Ariel's Song, from Shakespeare's "The Tempest”. The lyrics are not included in this final instrumental version, but they are provided here:

I had this dream the other night, into dark waves I was cast;
To and fro and down they crashed, as I began my seaward flight,
I had to wonder what it meant. Bewildered eyes watched as I fell. "Tread carefully",
sang Ariel.

Five fathoms down my father slept, of his bones were coral made.
Gleaming pearls that were his eyes in the sea so long had changed into something rich
and strange. So cried the sea, in wordless song, “a million tales of lives gone wrong”.

Abandoned sorrows in the reef beckon me to sweet relief.
Drownings are their favorite songs, stories where I don’t belong.

Kitchen Children (3:26)
Morning sunshine and kids having fun in the kitchen.

The Listening Tour (3:25)
This is the soundtrack for “The Listening Tour”, a podcast produced and directed by Phoebe Zimmermann. It begins in a pensive mood, but soon moves into joyful celebration.

The River (6:00)
As varied as the waves and eddies of a river. It begins slowly, as you would in a boat. Later you hit the rapids.

Now, Voyager (4:29)
Walt Whitman wrote a poem called, “The Untold Want" that relates the essence of my experience of creating this music.

The untold want by life and land ne'er granted,
Now, voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.
All work was created in Stark Raven Productions, LLC studios.

Sound Engineering
All pieces were brilliantly mixed and mastered by Phil DaCosta, at CrazyJoeCola Music Productions, London, UK.

Cover Art was created by James Engleman

Stark Raven Productions, LLC logo was created by Crisianee Berry.

Thanks to Robin, John, Nancy, Linda & Joe, who patiently listen each time. Thanks to cheerleaders Lisa, Diane, Raquel, Bert, Crisianee and Billie. As always,much appreciation and love to Jim, Madz, and Emily.



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