• Simon Holt
  • Minotaur Games (1993)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by St. Magnus Festival with subsidy from the Scottish Arts Council

  • 2.2.1+bcl.cbn/2211/hp/str(
  • 16 min

Programme Note

The Minotaur was a bull-headed monster imprisoned at the centre of a labyrinth constructed by Icarus's father, Daedalus. Asterion, for this was his name, was the fruit of a furious passion between the Queen of Crete and a white bull brought forth from the sea by Neptune. It, inevitably, fed on flesh and, as it fell to his lot to be killed, Theseus resolved to slay the monster. The death of the monster achieved, Theseus used the magic thread given to him by Ariadne to race his way out of the maze.
© Simon Holt