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Horne, DavidDaedalus in Flight (2013) 11'
for orchestra

Scoring
3(III=picc).3(III=corA).3(III=bcl).2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3):BD/xyl/crot/guiro/tam-t/t.bells/glsp/marimba/vib(+bow)/2susp.cym(lg,sm)/tgl(sm)-harp-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).

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World Premiere
10/29/2013
BBC Philharmonic Studio, MediaCityUK, Manchester
BBC Philharmonic / Clark Rundell


Composer's Notes  
Daedalus in Flight is written in one fast movement, lasting around eleven minutes. From the outset the music is characterised by continuous metamorphoses in timbre and texture, often punctuated by stabbing chords. In myth, Daedalus fashioned sets of wings with which he and his son Icarus could escape Minos of Crete; only Daedalus survived the flight. I didn’t intend to compose explicitly descriptive music but while writing I was preoccupied with ideas of escape, flight and reflection. The resulting orchestral sweeps and plunges, combined with sudden dynamic shifts, were conscious attempts to evoke the sense of this imaginary aerial journey.

© David Horne, 2013

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