TEARS OF THE WOLF
The Rock Opera
Because as a result of an exciting year of research I've been able to compose a Rock Opera dealing with the search. You have to realize, my heart went racing everytime I discovered something new during my search. I couldn't share this with a lot of people, and it sometimes drove my wife crazy. But I had to tell someone, and out of that desperate need and restless feeling I started composing the music and writing the lyrics. That is my job and therein lies my heart. A Rock Opera was something I had been planning to write for years, but time and a good story were lacking, until now. I did have one hell of a story, so I was in for a lot of late evenings to create an exciting and compelling musical epic. A Rock Opera about the secret code and my quest for a mysterious treasure of diamonds and gold bars hidden somewhere in a valley.
Writing down all the dialogues that were already in my head took me a lot of time, because it had to be just right. I eventually converted the dialogues into lyrics and melodies, the final libretto. The characters you hear are actually all the voices, characters and thoughts which whirled through my head during my quest. Including all my fantasies with the theory. I was not only the searcher, but also the creator, visionary, messenger, hunter, finder, dreamer, and storyteller. There are no Rock Operas in this form yet as far as I know, so it was a real challenge.
I hope you'll enjoy it!
All guitars, bassguitars, Violtars, synth, pipe organ an orchestral tracks played by Cyril Whistler.
Except for the vocals, drums, acoustical violin, cello, flute, and piano tracks.
Music and lyrics by Cyril Whistler
except 'Marsch-Impromptu by Gottfried Federlein
Recorded & produced by Cyril Whistler
Mixed by Raoul Soentken & Cyril Whistler at the Edgetip Studio - The Netherlands
Mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima at Tower Studio - France
All guitars, bassguitars, Violtars, synth, pipe organ an orchestral tracks played by Cyril Whistler, except for the drums, acoustical violin, cello, flute, and piano tracks.
ACT I ACT II
1 OVERTURE (PROLOGUE) 7 PRELUDE
2 TEARS OF DARKNESS 8 CRYSTALS
3 K.W.K. 9 SO CLOSE TO THE ANSWER
4 RAINBOW WARRIOR 10 THE CROWN
5 TREE OF LIFE 11 SECRET PATH
6 MOONLIGHT SHADOWS 12 FINAL ENDS
13 MARSCH-IMPROMPTU Secondo*