In the best tradition of artists everywhere, I am declaring Ariadne’s aria
abandoned completed, at least until I have to fix it for good. It kind of works, and right now that will have to serve.
Besides thinning out some of the accompaniment in her big moment, I also finally got Finale to pay attention when I asked it to slow down the tempo. Something got borked in the tempo marking itself; I deleted it and created a new one. Who knows? Finale’s technical support (staffed ENTIRELY BY UNICORNS YOU GUYS) certainly doesn’t.
I am hoping that the last section, “And what of us,” is going to be clear sailing, since it’s all motifs from earlier—Daedalus’s fly/fall motif and the machine music—and then the end is straight up copy/pasting from the opening number.