You Were Meant For This

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SSAA a cappella

Teresa Schreiber Werth's small poem, "Full Circle," was written during a friend's final days, ushering her into the next world with acceptance, vibrancy and love.

This musical setting of Werth's poem pulses with rhythm and breath, with canonical vocal lines suggesting the cycle of life. Taking its inspiration from the light described by those who have near-death experiences, "You Were Meant For This" concludes not on a somber note but instead with a blindingly bright outpouring of words -- insistent, unstoppable and completely full of the stuff of life.

Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
SEA-118-00
Duration: 
4:00
Commissioned By: 
MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir
Premiere
Premiere Ensemble: 
MUSE
Premiere Conductor: 
Catherine Roma
Text
Text Author or Source: 
Teresa Schreiber Werth
Text: 

Full Circle

From the Beginning
When you were just a bit of stardust,
You were meant for this:
A gentle crossing over
Unafraid,
Leaving behind,
Nothing.
A body
Fully spent
Within a
Soul.
Complete
And ready now
To soar.

© 2011 by Teresa Schreiber Werth. All rights reserved.