Fantasy Variations on a Forgotten Myth (2008, rev. 2009)

Instrumentation: Orchestra (||timp+1|pno|strings) Duration: 13:00 Availability: Score/parts available for rental.  Contact the composer for more information.


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The inspiration for this work came in the form of a myth from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. A brief passage in the text recounts the story of Ocyrhoe, a half-divine woman who was able to tell the future with startling accuracy. While entertaining at first, the prophetess soon became a nuisance to some of the gods who did not appreciate her doomsday foretellings. In the end, she was silenced when a god transformed her into a horse. The work does not strictly follow the narrative of the myth, but contains impressions based on the imagery it contains.

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