Wednesday, November 22, 2006
St. Cecilia Day
Nov. 22 is the feast day of St. Cecilia. She, along with Teresa of Avila, is one of my favorite saints. Not because of her typically gory backstory (though those can be fun!), but because she's the patron saint of composers, musicians, musical instrument makers, poets, singers, and, oddly, the archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska. She also inspired two wonderful pieces of music, Purcell's Hail! Bright Cecilia (1692) and Handel's An Ode for St. Cecilia (1739). For more info on her you can go here.
I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, and music-filled Thanksgiving!