Orpheus [2 Bsn-Mar]
David Maslanka


for Two Bassoons and Marimba
12 min.   •   
   •   Grade 6

Orpheus is a musical retelling of the tale of Orpheus who was so torn by the death of his beloved Eurydice that he descended to the underworld in an attempt to bring her back to life. His tragic failure dooms them to an eternity apart. The fruit of tragedy is beautiful music! The center of my piece is entitled “Orpheus’ Song: I cannot go on living apart from her.”

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