Six Mechanicals from “A Midsummer Night's Dream” (1990)
By Stephen Gryc
For Flute, Oboe and Harpsichord
6. Lion (Passacaglia)
The “mechanicals' of the title are th six bumbling tradesmen who entertain Queen Hippolyta and Duke Theseus at the end of Shakespeare's play with a play of their own, the tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe.