“But bright Cecilia raised the wonder higher:
When to her Organ vocal breath was given
An Angel heard, and straight appeared –
Mistaking Earth for Heaven.”
John Dryden “Song for St Cecilia’s Day”
To all parish musicians, composers, singers, poets, organ builders and to our friends at St.Cecilia’s Abbey on the Isle of Wight, a very happy Feast Day to you all on this, St.Cecilia’s Day.
And please pray for our choir. It has been a very difficult couple of days.
Perhaps the best known of Purcell’s pieces written in honour of St Cecilia, ‘the mighty art,’ the beautiful poem by Nicholas Brady.