Theseus is a king in Greek mythology whose ship was left to decay in the Athenian Harbor. Throughout the centuries, the rotting planks of his ship were slowly replaced until the ship was entirely constructed of fresh wood. This left philosophers asking if the rebuilt ship still deserved its historic title or if the integrity was contained in the abandoned wood. Like the composition process, new and more fitting musical ideas replace the initial ones. These sketches take part in the piece and hold value as they influence the flavor of the finished product.