It's that time of year again. Advent is upon us, Christmas is looming, and today is the feast of St Cecilia, the patron of music and musicians. So there is no better excuse to devote today's post to a little bit of music in honour of the Virgin Martyr. And while you listen to it, say a prayer for all involved in the music industry.
First, the mandatory homage to the lady of the day:
And a piece from James MacMillan (can't forget him today, with the day that's in it!):
And if you have time, sit back and enjoy: one of my favourite pieces of music, Arvo Part's Beatitudes:
The Tomb of St Cecila in Rome: