Instrumentation: Tuba-Euphonium Quartet (3 Euphoniums, 1 Tuba)
In the Greek poem, Theogony by Hesiod, Zeus releases three Cyclopes, the sons of Uranus and Gaia, from the dark pit of Tartarus, the underworld. They provide Zeus' thunderbolt, Hades' helmet of invisibility, and Poseidon's trident, and the gods use these weapons to defeat the Titans. These single-eyesound clipd giants were notorious for their foul disposition, brute strength, and quick temper. Commissioned by the Eufonix Quartet, Cyclops is inspired by the imagery and character traits of these powerful mythological creatures.