Arachne

for two violins

Stephen Roberts

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Composer Stephen Roberts
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Duration

3'30"

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Catalogue ID ce-sr1a1

Notes

Arachne was commissioned by the English Symphony Orchestra as part of a series of hors d’oeuvres pieces to celebrate their 21st anniversary season. Arachne challenged Athena to a weaving contest and for her hubris was transformed into a spider, doomed to weave forever.