Icarus (Danielpour)

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Richard Danielpour

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Subtitle: For Brass Ensemble, Percussion, and 2 Pianos

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 13:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Lean Kat Music, through Bill Holab Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $33.50


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Tuba I-II
Pianos I-II
Percussion (6 players)

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. Icarus and Daedalus attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that Daedalus constructed from feathers and wax. Daedalus warns Icarus first of complacency and then of hubris, instructing him to fly neither too low nor too high, lest the sea's dampness clog his wings or the sun's heat melt them. Icarus ignores Daedalus’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun, causing the wax in his wings to melt. He falls out of the sky, plunges into the sea, and drowns. The myth gave rise to the idiom "don't fly too close to the sun".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Danielpour, R. (2009). Icarus: For Brass Ensemble, Percussion, and 2 Pianos [score]. Lean Kat Music: Brooklyn, N.Y.?
  • Icarus. Wikipedia. Accessed 30 August 2022