Music  of the  Mythos
Music that captures the Essence and Majesty
of the Eternal Mythic Quest

by William Wilde Zeitler

“A Neo-Medieval Setting of the
Timeless Story of the Grail”

For Glass Armonica,
harp, bass recorder,
and diverse instruments

Composed and performed by
William Wilde Zeitler

The legend of the Grail is one of the most enduring
in Western European literature and art

This legend was inspired by classical and Celtic mythologies

The Passionate Quest is based on the earliest complete surviving Grail story,
Percival written (or written down?) by Wolfram von Eschenbach around 1100 AD—
himself an impoverished itinerant
Bavarian knight.

It's hard to say how far back into the mists of time the legend goes before his version.
In Eschenbach's account,
a profound and mystical epic poem, of the Grail legend,
Percival, the hero, begins as a naive young man who wants to be a knight;
he passes through various mythic trials and tribulations,
and ultimately is crowned the new Grail King.

Eschenbach wisely never identifies the nature of the Grail
(equating the Grail to the cup of Jesus' Last Supper was centuries later).
That leaves it up to us — what is the Grail for you? What are you seeking?

The Passionate Quest: A Romance of the Grail  
is adapted from Eschenbach's version.

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Track Titles
( Free 30 second samples )
1. Prologue (3:46)
2. The Forest (2:54)
3. The Young Knight Goes Forth (1:30)
4. His First Battle (3:05)
5. Hearth and Home (3:13)
6. The Grail Castle (5:07)
7. The Procession of the Grail (3:08)
8. The Unasked Question (3:54)
9. The Loathly Damsel (2:50)
10. The Wasteland (4:50)
11. The Hermit (3:23)
12. The Effectual Question (3:25)
13. The Coronation (4:19)
14. The Contemplation of the Grail (3:44)

Total playing time: 48 minutes
(Released 6/1998)

 William Zeitler's
Glass Armonica recordings

  Music of the Mythos