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Siren Song (Solo Trombone)

Siren Song (Solo Trombone)

DiLorenzo, Anthony


  • Ensemble: Trombone and Piano
  • Genre: Modern Classical
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 5.0 minutes
  • Catalog Number: AOS269T

Siren Song was originally composed for the Center City Brass Quintet in 2012. It is offered here for solo Trombone in the key of Bb.

The Brass quintet version is available here.

The version for Horn and Piano is avalable here.

The composer writes:
"My take on the Siren Song is to create an atmosphere of trance and beauty, that is carried by a simple flowing melody that embraces the souls of those who hear it. The music is intended to be sweet and passionate while maintaining a sense of danger and ominousity." ~ Anthony DiLorenzo


" The Siren Song itself , has an irresistible force. Unlike ordinary language, it cannot be merely heard: it must also be obeyed. " ~ Homer

Square in your ship's path are Sirens, crying
beauty to bewitch men coasting by;
woe to the innocent who hears that sound!
He will not see his lady nor his children
in joy, crowding about him, home from sea;
the Sirens will sing his mind away
on their sweet meadow lolling. There are bones
of dead men rotting in a pile beside them
and flayed skins shrivel around the spot.
Steer wide;
keep well to seaward; plug your oarsmen's ears
with beeswax kneaded soft; none of the rest
should hear that song.
But if you wish to listen,
let the men tie you in the lugger, hand
and foot, back to the mast, lashed to the mast,
so you may hear those harpies' thrilling voices;
shout as you will, begging to be untied,
your crew must only twist more line around you
and keep their stroke up, till the singers fade. ~ by Homer

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