Three Muses

Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University, Three Muses is both an expression of my fascination with ancient Greek mythology, and a tribute to my daughter, to whom we gave the middle name of Thalia. The piece’s three movements depict my impressions of the themes embodied by each of these mythic daughters of Zeus.

  1. Thalia: Muse of Comedy.
  2. Melpomene: Muse of Tragedy
  3. Calliope: Muse of Epic Poetry

I. Thalia: Muse of Comedy

 II. Melpomene: Muse of Tragedy

 III. Calliope: Muse of Epic Poetry

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