‘Musick has charms to soothe a savage breast’

William Congreve wrote that line in a play called ‘The Mourning Bride’. I’m long past the point of being a bride, but I am in mourning so it seemed appropriate. A lot of hopes and dreams of a better, fairer life went up in smoke on May 18, but now it’s time to heal.

I can’t remember how I stumbled onto this song – thank you unknown blogger! – but I’ve been listening to it a lot lately. The composer is Ramin Djawadi, and the song is called ‘Light of the Seven’ [Season 6 of the Game of Thrones] :



About acflory

I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

26 responses to “‘Musick has charms to soothe a savage breast’

  • Widdershins

    What a beautiful piece. πŸ˜€


  • D. Wallace Peach

    Wonderful music, Andrea, and very mournful. (I have it on in the background). I’m assuming the election didn’t go as you’d hoped. We barely heard a word about it here in the US with our own news riddled with Trump scandals and horrors. 😦


    • acflory

      Hi Diana. πŸ™‚ Yeah, the conservative govt here was re-elected with an increased margin. This was the election they ‘couldn’t win’, but Scott Morrison, the PM, is an ex-advertising man and he ran a presidential style campaign based on fear and outright lies. Half of Australia believed him.
      The other guy, Bill Shorten, [kind of like your democrats] wasn’t very popular but his party had some really visionary policies that would have made Australia a better place for the next few decades. He was seen as attacking the hip pocket of all aspirational Australians. His party went backwards.
      So…a lot of us are mourning the future that might have been.
      I hope this result isn’t a taste of what’s to come over your side of the world coz ‘that man’ and his saber rattling is scaring everyone. 😦

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  • anne54

    That music was great Meeks, thank you. I have never watched Game or Thrones, but this piece suits my idea of what it would be like. As for the election….well, I am still unable to watch current affairs. Last night I had to turn over from 7:30, as I COULD NOT stomach Peter Dutton being interviewed.

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    • acflory

      Thanks, Anne. Glad you liked it. We watched the first season or two? but that was it. Loved the books though. Anyway, I had no idea the music was so lovely, and it fits both my mood and my writing at the moment. Thank god for youtube. πŸ˜€

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  • MELewis

    Sorry for your loss (presumably electoral?) It is indeed a pretty, haunting piece of music!


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