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for orchestra

Duration - ca. 7'

Charon:

O tu ch’innanzi morte a queste rive
Temerario ten vieni, arresta i passi:
Solcar quest’onde ad huom mortal non dassi,
Ne può co’morti albergo aver chi vive.

O thou who before thy time to these shores comest,
most audacious of men, nor stay'st thy footsteps,
these gloomy waters no mortal man may traverse,
nor with the dead consort him he who liveth.

- Alessandro Striggio the Younger, L'orfeo

Premiered 02/13 by the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra in Borden Auditorium.