For me it's always music that has the power to reduce me to tears, whether it's a hymn my dad used to sing, the track from a Leonard Cohen album or a piece of choral music. Something reaches deep inside and touches me, leaving me totally exposed. There's real sadness but it's tinged with joy. For a few moments I feel truly alive.
The YouTube clip is of Westminster Cathedral Choir singing Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, one of the last pieces of music to make me well up. It's filmed in the Cathedral which is one of my favourite buildings and where I light a candle every time I'm in or around Victoria.