• Simon Holt
  • Syrensong (1987)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the BBC for the BBC Proms

  • 1.2pic.2.2+bcl.2+cbn/4321/2perc/hp.pf/str
  • 15 min 30 s

Programme Note

The Sirens were sea-nymphs who had the power of charming by their song all who heard them, so that unhappy mariners were irresistibly impelled to cast themselves into the sea to their destruction.

Syrensong is dedicated with much affection to Bill Mann, and is approximately 14 minutes in duration.

© Simon Holt