There are few instruments that when played can reduce me to tears just by their sound. The first time I saw the film 'The Mission', and heard 'Gabriel's Oboe' being played, it actually made me feel quite strange. I couldn't explain why my chest felt tight, or find any explanation to my tears for Amanda's questioning eyes. She understood fully though, as music is an important part of our lives, and has had us both sobbing like idiots at times.
It's Sunday morning, and like every other morning the first thing that happens is the kettle goes on to make tea, and the radios through the house get turned on to Classic FM. It's just something we do.
As I was stirring our cups of tea, this piece came on the radio, one I haven't heard before, but the oboe and singing are exquisite. I hope you like it too.