One of the ways that the Church has sought to make the mysteries of faith more tangible is through the use of the liturgical calendar. The rhythms of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost can help focus our devotion to God as we move from one season to another. In both our private and corporate worship time, music is also a common way to draw near to God. I often try to set up a listening plan for myself for various points along the year. Many of the greatest composer in history have written Passions or Requiem masses which emphasize the hope that we have in Christ through His resurrection. Other great works have similar themes of death and new life. Listed below is a small sampling of suggested pieces for listening during the Lenten season.