Catalogue of Music and Song

There are several references to pieces of music in ‘Celia’s Secret’.  Some are included here.  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 2

Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Stephen Hough

Chapter 3

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

Kathleen Ferrier

Chapter 4

‘Raining in my Heart’

Buddy Holly

‘The Mountains of Mourne’

Jim Brannigan

‘Let’s Twist again like we did last Summer’

Chubby Checker


Brahms Violin Concerto in D major – II Adagio


Chapter 5


‘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



Chapter 6


Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6  ‘Pathetique’ 4th Movement

Bruch Violin Concerto Final Movement              Sarah Chang

Chapter 7

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



‘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