The Tournament


I wrote the song during, and moments after, the Atlantian Fall Crown Tournament in 2013.  I was unable to attend that Crown Tournament, but I remember being glued to Facebook and watching updates on the Tournament as they became available.  While waiting for updates to come through the ether, the melody came to me.  The lyrics quickly followed.  This was the first Crown won by William Thomas, and when I later decided to write a set of period-style dance pieces for William and Kara (They promoted dance throughout Their reign), I used the melody from "The Tournament" as a basis for King William's Pavan.  More information on the resulting pavan is available here.


The Tournament, by Johann von Solothurn


Johann von Solothurn

Johann is a bard and Court Musician in the Kingdom of Atlantia.  Johann enjoys sharing his art.  If you would like Johann to assist you in organizing or judging bardic/music competitions, teaching classes, or if you would like him to drop by your camp and perform, just send him a note (email below).  

Johann von Solothurn

Barony of Black Diamond

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