Ciaran's Musica Codex
Medieval music research and resources
Vocal Compositions and Arrangements
A story of love in how a simple journey changes a man’s life.
Chivalry and Honor
One of the duties of a bard is to speak truth to power. In light of the behavior of some individuals in the SCA and their issues with being taken to task for their behavior, I decided to write this song as a message and reminder.
I decided to write a marching song in the Key of War (also called the Key of Army). The song is about any battle anywhere.
I wrote this sea shanty during the Covid plague in 2020 as a response to people who felt that the SCA might grow apart or die if we didn’t have in-person events quickly. We are stronger than that. Hold Fast is a nautical term referring to holding tight to lines and rigging and riding out the storm.
This song is a conversation between a student and a peer about the journey that one undertakes to become a peer.