As Sirens Kiss Fate

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: Reflections)

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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  1. Soma Mukherjee

    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 🙂

    1. George Mahn III

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

  2. Deb

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

    1. George Mahn III

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

  3. shabnamphoto

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

    1. George Mahn III

      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. August McLaughlin

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

    1. George Mahn III

      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?

    1. George Mahn III

      Thanks for listening, Lauren! Delighted that you liked it, too! 🙂

  5. Robyn Lee

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

    1. George Mahn III

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

      1. Robyn Lee

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

        1. George Mahn III

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

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