During our brief visit to the Basilique Saints-Nazaire-et-Celse, the former cathedral in the old walled city of Carcassonne, France, a quintet of Russian men powerfully sang some Russian Orthodox church music, hoping to sell some of their CDs.   The sound in that Gothic sanctuary was simply awesome.  Without exception, everybody stopped and listened, lost in their own thoughts, in the mysterious darkness of the basilica.  

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