Closing the circle (Leanne Daharja Veitch)

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  • CPDL #23293:     
Editor: Leanne Daharja Veitch (submitted 2011-03-21).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 28 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: First release of movement 10, "Closing the Circle" from "Wheel of the Year" as a separate work.

General Information

Title: Closing the Circle
Composer: Leanne Daharja Veitch

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: Women, Men
Genre: SacredPagan music

Language: English
Instruments: Tibetan singing bowl (may be replaced with keyboard on appropriate alternative sound setting)

Published: 2004

Description: First release of movement 10, "Closing the Circle" from "Wheel of the Year" as a separate work.

Many Pagan traditions (although not all) create a sacred space each time they gather or work. Music or chanting may be used to help create this space, much as music has religious meaning and various purposes in other religious settings and traditions.

Once a gathering or ritual is over, it is also often traditional to acknowledge the four elements in reverse - Earth, Water, Fire and Air, typically though not always corresponding in the southern hemisphere to South, West, North and East.

Then those who have gathered are thanked, and everyone is bid to depart in peace and goodwill.

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Original text and translations

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By the Earth, by all fleshly beings
By the Water, and all creatures that drink from her
By the Fire, and the shining spirits of the Bright Ones
By the Breath that gives all Life.
 
By Earth, by Water, by Fire and by Air
Bright Ones, depart in peace from this place.