Minotaur Games

Simon Holt (1958)

Minotaur Games 1993

2.2.1+bcl.cbn/2211/hp/str(12.12.8.8.4)
Duration 
16
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Commissioner 
Publisher 

The Minotaur was a bull-headed monster imprisoned at the centre of a labyrinth constructed by Icarus's father, Daedalus. Asterion, for this was his name, was the fruit of a furious passion between the Queen of Crete and a white bull brought forth from the sea by Neptune. It, inevitably, fed on flesh and, as it fell to his lot to be killed, Theseus resolved to slay the monster. The death of the monster achieved, Theseus used the magic thread given to him by Ariadne to race his way out of the maze.

© Simon Holt

Performances 
18.6.93 St Magnus Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Garry Walker
20.11.98 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival: Northern Sinfonia/Thierry Fischer
23.4.07 Queen's University, Belfast: Ulster Orchestra/Gregory Rose
28.10.09 Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff: BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Thierry Fischer
2
Flute
2
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2nd bass clarinet
1
Bassoon
contrabassoon
2
Horn
2
Trumpet
1
Trombone
1
Tuba
1
Harp
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