Thanatos - Clarinet Octet

Thanatos - Clarinet Octet

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Printed set (Score & Parts)
Eb Clarinet
4 Bb Clarinets
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet

Thanatos, God of Death, appears in early Greek mythology. His character and figure are not well known. His mother Nyx stands for night, and his brother Hypnos represents sleep. It is believed that Hypnos makes one fall asleep when the time of death comes, and Thanatos then comes to fetch the mortal life. Sigmund Freud suggested the impulse of self-destruction was related to a "desire-libido" that seeks pleasure and procreation, and theorized that Eros and Thanatos (Life and Death) are natural human dual instincts, like