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Icarus and Daedalus

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“… when the boy began to delight in his daring flight, and abandoning his guide, drawn by desire for the heavens, [he] soared higher. His nearness to the devouring sun softened the fragrant wax that held the wings: and the wax melted: he flailed with bare arms, but losing his oar-like wings, could not ride the air. Even as his mouth was crying his father’s name, it vanished into the dark blue sea.” — Ovid, tr. Kline

Instrumentation: clarinet
Duration: 4 minutes
Premiere: 6 July 2012 by the Arianna Tigheli
Performance History: complete performance list
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