So here’s the next little section of “My mother, bored and pampered.” I abandoned my interpolated text—although I reserve the right to come back and stick it in.
I’m posting this today even though I’m not sure I like any of it. Some adventurous harmonies, but my compositional strategy of “listen to it over and over until it makes sense” may have failed me this time. Will a conductor and cast take the time to understand it? Does it in fact make sense musico-dramatically?
Oh well, unlike The Bridges of Madison County, this is not going to lose anyone millions of dollars, so I shall post it and then circle back to it later.
Next, a little coda in which Ariadne and Theseus have a bittersweet duet, closing out that bit. Then a bit of recitative from Daedalus, and then our “tinker-toy” theme kicks in to take us out to a reprise of “Let us joyfully gaze.” Sounds simple enough.