Programme Note:
Daedalus was the Greek mythological character who made wings for his son, Icarus. Daedalus told him not to fly too near the sun as the wax on his wings would melt; the boy ignored the warning, fell into the sea and drowned.
I wrote this song from Daedalus’ perspective and alluded to his murder, years earlier, of Perdix, his nephew and apprentice, whose own talent for inventing threatened to overshadow that of Daedalus.
Commissioned by the Brodsky Quartet for the Brodsky Song Show 2003 and recorded on The Brodsky Song Show Album (Brodsky Records BRD 23501). Duration: 8 minutes. 

This is the set of parts for string quartet.