Beautiful music (letter)

Beautiful music (letter)

Josephine Landsberg

I refer to Chris Wilson's letter in the November AD2000 regarding Church music - in particular the use of the guitar in churches.

Some 25 years ago, I was travelling in Europe and was in Cadiz on Christmas Eve. My cousin, who was then living in Spain, suggested we go to midnight Mass as she said she might have "a surprise" for me.

We went to a wonderful centuries-old church, the walls of which were being stripped back to reveal beautiful early frescos. There, in that ancient church, midnight Mass was offered to the music of the guitar. The music - including some Spanish Christmas carols - was indescribably beautiful.

It is a memory I have always cherished and will cherish for the rest of my life.

Normanville, SA

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