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As Sirens Kiss Fate

May 30, 2012

As Sirens Kiss Fate is an instrumental tune that evokes the Greek myth of the Seirenes who lured sailors to certain peril with a bewitching song after abandoning their search to save the goddess Persephone. (Listen: fb.bandpage.com/verticalleap or under Music Playlist)

The poet Orpheus guided the Argonauts past the sea nymphs safely by drowning out their music with his song.  Odysseus also avoided their temptation by being bound tightly to the mast while his men blocked their ears with wax. The Seirenes were so distressed to see a man resist their song and escape that they threw themselves into the sea and drowned.

(Ulysses and the Sirens by H.J. Draper)

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2012 9:31 pm

    just heard it on facebook..another masterpiece from the master,….
    loved it George its a beauty,have shared with my friends
    have a lovely inspired day 🙂

    • May 31, 2012 3:19 pm

      Thanks, Soma! I’m always delighted to hear your response. Hope you have a lovely day, too! 🙂

  2. May 31, 2012 5:05 pm

    I clicked on your link…what and excellent instrumental piece, George! You get extra dark chocolate tonight!
    Hugs xx

    • May 31, 2012 5:33 pm

      Thanks, Deb! Glad you liked it. I will definitely enjoy that extra dark chocolate and eat an extra piece just for you!
      Cheers!

  3. June 1, 2012 12:34 am

    I gave it a listen too, and was periliously bewitched…would make a good background score for a movie I thought 🙂

    • June 1, 2012 2:28 pm

      Thanks! Seems like a movie is always playing in my head when I compose. I love that it evoked such a perilously bewitched response! 🙂

  4. June 2, 2012 5:24 pm

    Beautiful. I’ve always loved the story of the sirens—even worked it subtly into my first novel. 😉

    • June 2, 2012 9:12 pm

      Thanks, August! Now I’m curious about how you worked it into your novel. And I need to pick it up! What is the title again?

  5. June 13, 2012 10:52 pm

    George, this is truly a beautiful piece~ 🙂

  6. July 15, 2012 5:19 pm

    Listening as I write… enjoyed your post immensely, fantastic pairing with this splendid instrumental composure.

    • July 16, 2012 2:20 pm

      Thanks, Robyn! Glad you liked both the post and the music and I appreciate your comments. It’s always exciting to hear positive feedback!

      • July 16, 2012 2:32 pm

        yes – and i listened to the other pieces that came after this one on the FB link …. lovely George!

      • July 16, 2012 9:26 pm

        Awesome! Honored that you took the time to listen even more, Robyn… you made my day!

      • July 16, 2012 9:27 pm

        🙂

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