And In The Centre We Dance

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This is a solo acapella song I wrote for my dear friend Wendy Stanton to sing. She did it beautifully, and I’ve since had a number singers ask me if they could also sing it.

Of course you can!

It’s a setting of Rumi’s beautiful text

We come out of nothingness
Scattering stars like dust
The stars form a circle
And in the centre, we dance.

Because it’s unaccompanied, you can set the pitch to suit you, and in my mind it’s quite free and flowing, with easy and unapologetic pauses to breathe. The dotted notes are about relative length ie a bit longer than undotted notes.