We Are the Stars
An intense, brilliant display of color and inspiration. “We sing with our light.”
Full score and parts available here.
Voicing: SSATTB, string quartet
duration: 5-10 minutes
We are the stars, who sing
from a distant place.
Yes, you are alone in your orbit,
as we are.
Yes, your light burns fiercely,
as fiercely as ours.
The thin wind of loneliness
may howl around you,
suck the breath from your fire.
But look before you
and behind you.
Look above you
and below you.
See how many other hearts are burning,
burning as brightly as yours.
We are the stars.
We sing with our light
in our vast, brilliant constellations:
– Joyce Sidman
“Blessing from the Stars” from WHAT THE HEART KNOWS: Chants, Charms, and Blessings by Joyce Sidman. Text © 2013 by Joyce Sidman. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.