Merciful Music

On this Divine Mercy Sunday, music to lift the soul would be three of Bach’s Easter cantatas, composed during his time at Leipzig in the early 1700’s, for the six Sundays of this festive season, leading up to Pentecost:

And why not Palestrina’s Regina Coeli?

And, for now, William Byrd’s setting of the Easter antiphon Victimae Paschali: