I Made You a Good Friday Mix Tape

Sometimes, silence is best.  But if music will help you settle into Good Friday and Holy Saturday, here are my recommendations (all but one are available on iTunes).


Jesus Paid it All / Artist: Fernando Ortega / Album: Storm

Waltz of the Sorrowful Mysteries / Artist: L’Angelus / Album: Ca C’est Bon!

Give and Take / Artist: Danielle Rose / Album: Defining Beauty

Agony in the Garden Holiness is Faithfulness / Artist: Danielle Rose / Album: Mysteries

Communion / Artist: Third Day / Album: Wherever You Are

Bhasobha / Artist: Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Album: Journey of Dreams

For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti / Artist: Sufjan Stevens / Album: Greetings from Michigan

To You Be the Glory / Artist: Matt Maher & Kari Jobe / Album: Glory Revealed II

King Without a Crown / Artist: Matisyahu / Album: Youth


Requiem: No.4 Sequence: Rex Tremendae / Artist: Mozart / Album: Sir Colin Davis, The London Symphony Chorus and The London Symphony Orchestra

Adagio for Strings / Artist: Samuel Barber / Album: The 50 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II Allegretto / Artist: Beethoven / Album: Beethoven: The Complete Symphony Collection, London Symphony Orchestra

Prelude No.4 in E Minor, Opus 28/4 / Artist: Chopin / Album: Chopin Nocturne, Impromptu, Gallade, Prelude, Waltz, Barcarolle, Fantaisie, Musically Speaking

Pange Lingua & Christus Factus Est / Artist: Polyphony & Stephen Layton / Album: Bruckner: Mass & Motets

Requiem: IV. Pie Jesu / Artist: Faure / Album: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & The Sixteen

It is Done & Crucifixion / Artist: John Debney / Album: The Passion of the Christ


O Vos Omnes / Artist: Robert Shaw / Album: A Capella

Improperia II / Artist: Alessio Randon and Aurora Surgit / Album: Paschale Mysterium

Jesus, Remember Me / Artist: Taize / Album: Laudate Omnes Gentes

Deus Meus, Adiuva Me / Artist: University of Notre Dame Folk Choir / Album: Songs of Saints & Scholars

Crux Fideles / Artist: University of Notre Dame Folk Choir / Album: Prophets of Joy

Stabat Mater / Artist: Choir of Benedictine Nuns of the Abbey of Regina Laudis / Album:Women in Chant

Meditation: Recordare II / Artist: The Choir of Benedictine Nuns of the Abbey of Regina Laudis / Album: Women in Chant – Recordare

Dixit Isaac Patri Suo / Artist: Livljanic Katarina / Album: Terra Adriatica

Great Doxology (Veliko Slavoslovie) / Artist: Tchaikovsky / Album: Good Friday


Triduum Sacrum / Monaci Cistercensi dell’Abazia di Casamari & Padre Ildebrando di Falvio

Good Friday / Mixed Bulgarian Choir

Readers, please leave your own Triduum music recommendations in the ‘comments’ section!

Jane Sloan


B. Jane Sloan is a writer and high school theology teacher from Atlanta, GA. In addition to blogging for Catholic Exchange, she has been published in Our Sunday Visitor, Notre Dame Magazine and the literary journal Omnibus. Jane graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 with a B.A. in theology and philosophy. In 2009, she graduated with an M. Ed. from Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education. In 2009 Jane made a 500-mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She spent summer 2010 as an intern planting vegetables and baking bread at the Abbey of Regina Laudis OSB in Bethlehem, CT. In 2011 she was present among the millions at the beatification of Blessed John Paul II. She is currently working toward her M.A. in Theology. Follow her on Twitter @CE_SundayBrunch. Follow her other blog on all-natural eating at www.thesavagepalate.blogspot.com

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  • Stephanie Loomis

    thank you

  • Crossfitgrrl

    Thank you!