Eastern Winds

 
Eastern Winds is an instrumental tune that heralds the promise of sunrise from beyond the seasons as adventure and conflict meld on the horizon.

(Listen: Reflections)

Often associated with evil and destruction in biblical settings, the East Wind also symbolizes change. As Arthur Conan Doyle reflected in “His Last Bow” with Sherlock Holmes addressing Doctor Watson:

“There’s an east wind coming, Watson.”

“I think not, Holmes. It is very warm.”

“Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There’s an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it’s God’s own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.”

(View of the Sea at Scheveningen by Van Gogh)

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  1. Soma Mukherjee

    George just finished listening to the music you created….wow…loved it ๐Ÿ™‚
    beautiful..

    1. George Mahn III

      Thanks, Soma! Several influences in this one…it was fun to imagine, compose and arrange. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Alarna Rose Gray

    The song definitely has the air of change about it – and a bit of an old world feel, too ๐Ÿ™‚ Actually, I’ve been playing your songs in the background while I blog read. Very soothing soundtrack ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. George Mahn III

      Change is in the air! Glad you liked the song, Alarna, and delighted that you took the time to listen. Hope you found all of the tracks soothing and interesting for your day!

  3. Francina

    Beautiful music, George, and very well composed. It does not only carry indeed the feel of change, but it also fits the painting very well.
    Ciao, Francina

    1. George Mahn III

      Thanks, Francina! I appreciate your critique and glad it comes across that way. Sometimes all the pieces fit together in just the right way. Cheers!

  4. Link

    Wonderful quotes, and an addictive song. I must say, I had this looping during a gaming session this evening; it fits into the mindset of the 16-bit epoch, and inspires me to “venture forth” in my digital world. Awesome blog, sir! I’ll be watching.

    1. George Mahn III

      That’s awesome, Jake! Delighted by the idea of helping to inspire your gaming session, sounds like a blast. Looking forward to checking out your blog. Thanks!

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