Thamyris plays the lyre accompanied by three of the muses

Lyra (2004)
solo harp

Robert Morris

Program Notes

Lyra was written in the winter of 2004 for Hannah Lash, composer and harpist. It starts out in a leisurely way, stopping here and there, eventually accumulating energy until it concludes with a decided, yet relaxed, gait.

Despite the emphasis upon harmonic color and polyrhythm, Lyra is a strict six-part canon, in which each of the fifty hexachordal harmonies makes a unique appearance.

the constellation Lyra