Your favorite sacred music


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Bach's Mass in B is without a doubt my favorite, primarily for what I believe is the heart of the Mass. Et incarnatus est (1:02:33), crucifixus (1:05:38), and et resurrexit (1:08:39) address the very heart of Christianity; I can't imagine a more stirring theme, and the way the text is musically rendered is life affirming, begging me to have a spiritual experience as I listen.

To be perfectly frank, the last few times I've listen I've been utterly incapable of keeping myself composed by the time et resurrexit starts, the music rendering Jesus' resurrection, ascension to the Father, rightful place as Judge, and eternal Kingdom. There have been occasions where I honestly bawled like a child thinking of Christ's reward during this piece.