Icarus (Full Instrumentation)

Icarus is based on one of the central characters in Greek mythology. Son of Daedalus, he and his father tried to escape from the prison of King Minos by wearing wings made of feathers and wax. Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun nor too close to the sea, but his son didn’t pay heed and flew too close to the sun, which melted his wings. With no wings left, he fell into what is now known as the Icarian Sea.