What we lose when music is not real prayer

Music is the way we speak to God and the way He speaks to us. We should not waste this privileged way of getting in touch with Him.  Sacred music becomes incessant prayer that borders, in the most fortunate cases, with mysticism, with the deepest form of elevation to God. It may happen that while listening to a motet by Victoria you feel plunged into something in which you seem to get lost. This is because, going back to Augustine again, to fill ourselves with what we are empty of, we must empty ourselves of what we are full of.