Thea Musgrave: Niobe
In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of Tantalus and wife of Amphion; King of Thebes. She unwisely boasted to Leto about her many sons and daughters. Leto; who only had two children; Apollo and Artemis; was angered. As punishment Apollo slew Niobe's sons and Artemis her daugters. Out of pity for Niobe's inconsolable grief; the Gods changed her into a rock; in which form she continued to weep. In this work for solo Oboe and tape; the solo Oboe takes the part of Niobe bitterly lamenting her murdered children. The tape; with the distant high voices and the slow tolling bells (and later gong); is intended to provide an evocative and descriptive accompaniment. Niobe was commissioned by the Park Lane Group. The first performance took place at the Park Lane Concerts in January 1988.
|Publisher||Music Sales America|
| Length x Width x Height||11.7 x 8.25 x 0.065 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.14 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL14022247|
| 1st Publication Date||10/2005|
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