The dream of Lygdamis
Uploaded on Aug 14, 2019
Program note: Lygdamis was the ruler of the Greek island of Naxos in the 6th century bce. (History books sometimes
call him a “tyrant,” but in his time the Greek word “tyrannos” did not necessarily have the harsh connotation of our word “tyrant;” it meant something more like “strongman.”) He ordered the building of a temple of Apollo which was never finished, but its solitary gateway stills stands on Naxos today. This composition tries to suggest a kalaidoscope of visions of the island through time.
Performance note: one percussionist is required, to play Tambourine, Chimes, Triangle, Xylophone, and Cymbal.
The sound file was generated with software as a demo.
This score is Copyright 2019 by Jon Corelis. For performance or recording permission, please see:
Above, Temple of Apollo at Naxos. Early 19th century illustration from Edward Daniel Clarke, Travels in various countries of Europe Asia and Africa. Colorized by Jon Corelis.
Below: 20th century Greek folk embroidery from Naxos, detail. Photo by Jon Corelis.
|Key signature||2 flats|
|Part names||Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Percussion(5)|
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