|Straying (ogg format)|
Newman called this motif Straying. It first appears in the prelude to act III, where it represents Parsifal's confused and stumbling course
through the world. We hear it again when Parsifal tells Gurnemanz of his wanderings on
paths of suffering and of how
dangers, battles and duels forced him from
the path that leads to Monsalvat. This motif is a simple derivative of the Riding motif.