Voyager by Francisco Perez is a light-hearted percussion ensemble work inspired by the life of Perez’s beloved dog, Charles. As a programmatic depiction of his average day during the summer, this work is comprised of five episodes which musically illustrate everything from his lazy mornings to his exhilarating evening car rides.
This 12–13 player ensemble captures the joyful escapades that are synonymous with a happy pup. The subject matter of the piece easily translates to middle or high school students and provides ample opportunities to identify the various sections of the piece with Charles’ daytime shenanigans. Perez has woven heroic melodies, driving rhythms, and catchy Soca patterns throughout that will instantly connect with students and audiences.