Drag Down the Sky
baritone — str 4tet
The situation: The Greek armies are assembled at Aulis, ready to sail to Troy, but for a month there has been no wind to push their sails. The oracle tells Agamemnon that Artemis, the Goddess of the place, has decreed that the wind will only come if he sacrifices his daughter Iphigenia. Agamemnon agrees to the sacrifice and then realizes the consequences of his decision.