Besides Christmas, Holy Week holds the most iconic and beautiful music in our Catholic culture. While we may not be able to experience the riches of Holy Week music in church this year, in the Spotify playlist below, you’ll find music for every taste in these playlists — traditional and modern hymns, praise and worship, Gregorian chant and Latin polyphony, even Eastern Catholic and a little bit of gospel.
Each song was selected to help draw you into the mysteries of the Church’s liturgies: on Holy Thursday, the Eucharist and the Agony in the Garden; on Good Friday, the Passion and our salvation through the Cross; on Easter Sunday, it’s all about the joy of the Resurrection (with all those alleluias we’ve been missing).
Holy Thursday playlist
Enter into the mystery of the Last Supper as we begin this celebration of the holy Triduum, featuring Benedictines of Mary Queen of the Apostles, Bing Crosby, Taizé Community Choir and others.
Good Friday playlist
A playlist that focuses on the sacrifice of Christ’s passion, featuring London Philharmonic Choir, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong UNITED and others.
Easter Sunday playlist
A playlist celebrating Christ’s resurrection featuring Archangel Voices, Amen Choir of the First Baptist Church, OCP Session Choir and others.