Every so often–once in five, six, or eleven years–the American observance of Thanksgiving aligns with the feast of Saint Cecilia. Often she is portrayed (as she is here by Orazio Gentileschi) with an organetto. Do church musicians get inspired by angel-held sheet music? Who knows?
I’d like to think we get inspired more to a feeling of gratitude, since these two days, when they don’t align, fall so closely together each Fall. For those of you not on facebook, here are some people for whom I’m grateful: