Icare en émoi ... Dédale à cran
pour grand orchestre

John Rea
John Rea
Composition Date: 2012
Duration: 00:21:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 3 x Flute
  • 3 x Oboe
  • 3 x Clarinet
  • 3 x Bassoon
  • 4 x Horn
  • 3 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Timpani
  • 3 x Other percussion
  • 1 x Harp
  • 1 x Piano
  • 18 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
Programme Note:
Program Note
Ikaros agog ... Daidalos on edge (2012)
Wanting to fly on one’s own.... Don’t we all? For the youthful Ikaros, such a feeling gnaws at him. It would be his father who provides him with his first and only set of hi-tech pinions of the day. For his safety. Daidalos, we should remember, was a precocious ‘soft’-ware engineer working with wax and with feathers. And he was also known for making the first internet, the Labyrinth of King Minos, and from which at present he must escape. One imagines Ikaros all agog, fluttering those wings for a few brief moments before he truly is obliged to fly. And then, with his father’s admonitions more or less understood (no time for any user manual), he pushes off.
Soon his head points down and then side to side incessantly, for Ikaros is obsessed – maybe bewitched – by the tremors his body creates. And he marvels so much at what he sees as his inconceivable prowess, his wireless mobility (no zip-line) and his lively agility.
Securely fastened now to his own wings, Daidalos joins his airborne son and, being terribly on edge, he calls out at once to Ikaros: Watch where you’re going!
Keep your eyes on the corridor ahead, not on your wings! Don’t go too fast! Not so high! The sun shone brightly that beautiful day. And it was warm….
Such were the impressions that turned over and over in my mind as I composed Ikaros agog ... Daidalos on edge.

Premiere Information:
Créé le 14 octobre 2012 pour le 30e anniversaire du Esprit Orchestra à Toronto avec l'ensemble Esprit Orchestra.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 R281ic
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 1, 2014
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (86 p.) ;
    86 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 484
    39 parts ([484] p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • pour grand orchestre 3333/4331/percussion (3 + 1 timbalier), harpe, piano/Cordes (minimum : ; préférable :
    — Percussion 1
    grosse caisse
    trois gongs chinois (petit à grand [c.-à-d., 25cm/10 in. à 45cm/18 in.])
    six tambours à fente (ou « slit drum » à 6 lames; min. 50cm de longueur)
    cymbale suspendue (moyen)
    caisse claire
    — Percussion 2
    (2) vibraphone, glockenspiel
    cymbale suspendue (grosse)
    triangle (petit)
    six tambours à fente (partagés avec Perc. 1)
    — Percussion 3
    (3) marimba basse (5 octaves)
    crotales (2 octaves)
    cinq tambours à fente (ou « slit drum » à 5 lames; min. 35cm de longueur)
    triangle (moyen), tam-tam
    — Timbalier
    Timbales (jeu de 4), aussi une cymbale à 56cm/22 in. avec archet
    Disposition des instruments disponible sur le PDF. En 1 mouvement. L’oeuvre est dédiée à son chef fondateur, Alex Pauk. Oeuvre déposée au CMC Québec
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