Catalogue of Music and Song

This catalogue appears at the end of ‘Celia’s Secret’ and relates to the numerous musical references in the book.  All performances are available on youtube at the time of publication. If you would like to share this music please click below to play the videos.  It may take a minute or two to install.

Chapter 1

1. ‘Now is the hour’ Vera Lynn     Click here

Chapter 2

 Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor               Stephen Hough ‘Love me Tender’        Elvis Presley

Chapter 3

‘What is life to me without thee?’  Orpheus and Eurydice              Kathleen Ferrier

Chapter 4

‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’    Buddy Holly ‘Raining in my Heart’                         Buddy Holly ‘The Mountains of Mourne’     Jim Brannigan   ‘Let’s Twist again like we did last Summer’                Chubby Checker ‘Twist and Shout’                     The Beatles   Beethoven Violin Concerto 3rd movement           Itzhak Perlman Brahms Violin Concerto in D major – II Adagio            Perlman/Giulini

Chapter 5

Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F ‘Pastoral’ Op 68  (V. Allegretto – Shepherds’ Hymn)


‘For unto us a child is born’                Handel’s Messiah

From a recording of Handel’s Messiah in the 1742 Dublin version, performed by the Dunedin Consort and Players under director John


Pearl Fishers duet               Jussi Bjorling and Robert Merrill

Chapter 6

Mozart’s 21st Piano Concerto K 467 Andante

‘In Dreams’          Roy Orbison 

Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6  ‘Pathetique’ 4th Movement



Bruch Violin Concerto Final Movement              Sarah Chang

 ‘And I love you so’        Nana Mouskouri

Chapter 7

20. ‘You are the Sunshine of My Life’ Ani Curtis     Click here

‘You are the Sunshine of My Life’                                   Ani Curtis


        ‘In the Morning’ (T’is the Morning of my Life)          Lulu


‘There ain’t no cure for love’          Leonard Cohen Mary Stuart’s Prayer: Father in Heaven Above – Donizetti opera ‘The Manchester Boys’ Choir’         arr. Boustead   1986

Chapter 8

24. ‘Sweet Heart of Jesus’ Maureen Hegarty (recorded on CD ‘A Quiet Heart’     Click here

Chapter 11

25. The Rose’ Bette Midler     Click here

Chapter 12

26. I’ll Take you Home Again Kathleen’ Elvis Presley     Click here

‘Danny Boy’              Jackie Evancho