Lovely post. I love the title. Might say the same thing about music. Have to think about it a while.
As entries in the “beauty” category:
The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci
Up and Down by M.C. Escher
Hospitality of Abraham by Tikhon Filatiev
Antifona Terra Tremuit mIV – Gregorian Chant
Ypocrite / Velut stelle / Et gaudebit – XIV century, Italy
J.S. Bach, Art of the Fugue, Part 1 of 2 – approx 39 min.
W.A. Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp, Allegro
Claude Debussy, Maid with the Flaxen Hair – approx 2 min
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1, 3rd movement in F-sharp minor, composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff – approx 13 min
Interestingly, I could not find any Creative Commons music for composers since 1975 that fulfilled my definition of beautiful music! A fluke, or a commentary on contemporary music??
BUT, here is a gorgeous piece of music of Pascha from Serbia:
Christ God is Risen! Let us Rejoice!