Let us give thanks for music, for all the music that brings us joy,
that touches our hearts and lifts our spirits.
For composers past and present who dedicate their lives
to creating more and more music to enrich our lives.
For the wealth of different instruments that provide such varied timbres,
alone or together, weaving a rich tapestry of colours to enchant the ear.
For all those who choose to make music, for their skill in
playing instruments or for the glory of their voices.
And for our own ability to delight in music - Oratorio or Oasis,
Scarlatti or the Spice Girls - for surely music has the capacity to inspire a
delight in the world and a thankfulness to God who,
in creating the world, created sound.