Today is the feastday of St. Cecilia, patroness of music. May the Muse visit all of us and bring our musical endeavors to fruition.
"Blessed Cecilia, appear in visions
To all musicians, appear and inspire:
Translated Daughter, come down and startle
Composing mortals with immortal fire."
from Anthem to St. Cecilia by W.H. Auden
More on St. Cecilia and the musical traditions and tributes associated with her.