What piece would you choose for St Cecilia's Day?

St Cecilia is the Patron Saint (or should that be Matron Saint?) of musicians and church music. 22 November is St Cecilia's Day (as well as what would have been Benjamin Britten's 98th birthday). So, what piece would you choose to encapsulate what music means to you? Allow me to set the ball rolling with... show more St Cecilia is the Patron Saint (or should that be Matron Saint?) of musicians and church music. 22 November is St Cecilia's Day (as well as what would have been Benjamin Britten's 98th birthday). So, what piece would you choose to encapsulate what music means to you?

Allow me to set the ball rolling with the 'Hymn to St Cecilia' by Britten (happy birthday, Ben!).

http://youtu.be/MGyB7_2RnS4
Update: Alberich: As you know I am not religious either. My question was more general than that - what music would you choose as representative of why you love music as much as you do. It's all old news now anyway - and my question never made it into the public arena (again!). I think my mistake is including links in my... show more Alberich: As you know I am not religious either. My question was more general than that - what music would you choose as representative of why you love music as much as you do.

It's all old news now anyway - and my question never made it into the public arena (again!). I think my mistake is including links in my main question (which gets the question picked-up by Y!A filters). In future I shall only put them under 'Additional Information'.

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