Chorus 5 (B)

IPHIGENIA: Young women, let us sing to the glory of Artemis, daughter of Zeus!  Let the men of Achaea remain in reverent silence.  Prepare the baskets, the barley, and the fire.  Let my father begin his walk around the altar, going left to right.  For I will bring glory to my country and shelter it from harm.

Come sing with me
I am the Destroyer
My death will send
The ships across
The still, dark sea
As dark as wine
As dark as blood
Come sing with me

CHORUS

Oh Artemis
Daughter of Zeus
This is for you.

IPHIGENIA

My blood for Troy
My blood for glory
My blood will bring
A city down
A killing spree
Awash in blood
Awash with death
So sing with me

CHORUS

Oh Artemis
Daughter of Zeus
This is for you.

IPHIGENIA

Oh bright fate
Oh bright fortune
The light of life 
So bright in me
Will soon be gone
Will soon be dark
But do not weep
Just sing of me

ALL

Oh Artemis
Daughter of Zeus
This is for you.

IPHIGENIA

Sing of my deeds
Sing of my death
Sing of me

CHORUS

Oh Artemis
Daughter of Zeus
This is for you.

Watch how we pray

Oh, Artemis
Daughter of Zeus
This is for you.

Watch how we slay

Oh, Artemis
Daughter of Zeus
This is for you.

This is a glorious day


© Edward Einhorn 2015