Myth contains 20 songs (14 songs, 6 reprises).
Click the song titles to listen to demo tracks from the first act (or right-click the title and choose Save Target As… to download a copy to your computer). Some tracks are fully orchestrated (with synthesized instruments), others are piano only. The full set of songs can be downloaded as a ZIP file.
Lyrics © 2010 Wes Driver and Greg Greene. Music © 2008 Michael Slayton.
What Story Shall We Tell? (song 1, orchestrated)
As the show opens, a Greek chorus in robes and masks takes the stage to perform its ritual of worship—a drama. The chorus splinters in disagreement as factions exalt a favored god, each vying for the story that will be told in this theater tonight.
My Hero (song 2, orchestrated)
Acacia, the starry-eyed princess of Athens, and her older, cynical handmaiden Tressa, explore the city of Thebes where Acacia is to wed the legendary warrior and prince Kallisto. As the two women enter an armory, they spar over the prospect of marital bliss and the true nature of men.
I Sacrifice (song 3, orchestrated)
King Diokles of Athens joins Praxis, king of Thebes, as they offer sacrifices to the gods and ask for an oracle to learn if their cities will be successfully united through the marriage of Acacia and Kallisto. The Theban prince, returned from one of his many adventures, bristles at his father’s connivance – that is, until he lays eyes on the stunning Acacia and joins in asking heaven’s blessing on this wedding.
Why Do You Run? (song 6, piano)
The glorious god Apollo finally finds Tressa – earlier a victim of Kakisto, cutthroat scion of Praxis – as she is washed up on the river’s shore. During a previous attempt at her rescue Tressa fled fearfully from Apollo, leading him now to ask her: “Why do you run from me?”
The Fates (song 7, piano)
At Zeus’ reluctant direction, Athena has found the lair of the Fates, those three ancient hags who weave the destiny of mortals and gods on a huge tapestry. Athena warily confronts them, demanding they retract their oracle of doom for Acacia’s marriage – but the Fates have other plans in store. (The song pauses as they watch a scene unfold between Acacia and Kakisto, then returns to find the Fates reveling in her plight.)
I Could Be a Swan (song 10, piano)
Acacia is trapped at knifepoint by her abductor Kakisto when Athena storms the caves, drawing him off in a clash of swords. Acacia is alone, and Zeus, whose wandering eye has been on her for some time, now moves in to seduce her - whether she wills or no.
In the Hands of the Gods (piano reduction)