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SM0137: Scylla and Charybdis

Cover ImageScylla & Charybdis
for harp, violin and cello
David Gough

Semi-Programmatic piece based on an episode from Homer's 'Odyssey' in which Odysseus, on his long voyage home from the Trojan War, has to sail between two equally dangerous foes. Dramatic and dynamic - performers really enjoy this piece.

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Scylla & Charybdis - for harp, violin and cello
David Gough

The goddess Circe said: "You must sail between two rocks, one of which rears its sharp peak up to the very sky and is capped by black clouds. Halfway up there is a murky cavern, the home of Scylla. The creature has twelve feet and six long scrawny necks each ending in a grisly head with triple rows of fangs. no crew has sailed past Scylla unscathed, for her heads protrude from the abyss and each snatches and carries off a man from every ship that passes. The other rock is lower. A great fig tree grows upon the crag and below this that dreaded Charybdis sucks the dark water down. Three times a day she spews them up and three times she swallows them. heaven keep you from this spot then - nothing could save you from destruction"

The Odyssey - Homer


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Title Scylla & Charybdis
Composer David Gough
Instrumentation: Violin, Cello & Pedal Harp
Level Advanced
Printed Parts: A4 stapled - (harp score) & folded parts
Pages of music: 13 (harp score)
Weight: 117g
Our Ref: SM0137
Publisher: Beartramka
Edition/Year: 2007 Edition (First Published 2002)
Origin: UK