Tales of the Unknown: The Bard's Tale

(aka: Bard's Tale 1)

Bard's Tale 1 Music

Music in the original Bard's Tale was composed by Lawrence Holland, and adapted for multiple operating systems and hardware. These songs, after hours, days, weeks of endless barding through the streets and dungeons of Skara Brae, have been drilled into our heads, never to be forgotten.

For a look at bard songs and their effects in Bard's Tale 1, head over to the Library.

Below are various recordings, covers, and recreations of the original themes, and musical pieces inspired by Bard's Tale. Enjoy!

(audio recordings made with the help of Goldwave)

Apple II-GS

Game Music

MP3 format:
Adventurer's Guild (256KB) ~Wayland's Watch
1. Falkentyne's Fury(448.8KB)
2. The Seeker's Ballad(442.6KB)
3. Wayland's Watch(255.4KB)
4. Badh'r Kilnfest(310.9KB)
5. The Travellers Tune(569.2KB)
6. Lucklaran(563.2KB)


Game Music

MP3 format:
Adventurer's Guild (203KB) ~Seeker's Ballad
1. Falkentyne's Fury(373.9KB)
2. The Seeker's Ballad(209.9KB)
3. Wayland's Watch(251.4KB)
4. Badh'r Kilnfest(341.3KB)
5. The Travellers Tune(404KB)
6. Lucklaran(373.7KB)


Game Music

MP3 format:
Adventurer's Guild(Seeker's Ballad)
1. Falkentyne's Fury (112.8KB)
2. The Seeker's Ballad(76.9KB)
3. Wayland's Watch(171.3KB)
4. Badh'r Kilnfest(120KB)
5. The Travellers Tune(92.5KB)
6. Lucklaran(80.7KB)
Thanks to paultakeda for recording the songs as MP3
MIDI format:
2. Seeker's Ballad (2525b)
4. Badh'r Kilnfest(19.9KB)
Thanks to Lina for adapting the originals into MIDI

Atari ST

Game Music

MP3 format:
Adventurer's Guild(Falkentyne's Fury)
1. Falkentyne's Fury (315.8KB)
2. The Seeker's Ballad(211.5KB)
3. Wayland's Watch(316.2KB)
4. Badh'r Kilnfest(241.8KB)
5. The Travellers Tune(299.5KB)
6. Lucklaran(629.1KB)

Apple II

Game Music

MP3 format:
1. Falkentyne's Fury (45.1KB)
2. The Seeker's Ballad(82.5KB)
3. Wayland's Watch(32.6KB)
4. Badh'r Kilnfest(108.1KB)
5. The Travellers Tune(109.1KB)
6. Lucklaran(128.4KB)

Commodore 64

Game Music

Raw SID format:
(Play with Sidplay2)
Full set of 7 songs (2660b)
MP3 format:
1. Falkentyne's Fury (110.5KB)
2. The Seeker's Ballad(79.7KB)
3. Wayland's Watch(59.3KB)
4. Badh'r Kilnfest(161.7KB)
5. The Travellers Tune(153.6KB)
6. Lucklaran(100.3KB)


Game Music

MIDI format:
NES MIDI Melody (6824b)

Fan-made music

BT1: Intro, from Bardstale.com
(source unknown)