TCC Playlist: Bach Cello Suites

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Bach Cello Suites

The image above “Prelude Posters” was designed by the artist Andrea Lauren. Purchase her work here. J.S. Bach is regarded as one of the most brilliant and productive composers in all of Western history, and yet he spent most of his life as an organist and choir director in churches throughout Germany. Bach was a devout Lutheran and most of his compositions were written for sacred use. Read more and listen to the Bach Cello Suites by Mstislav Rostropovich after the jump:

TCC Playlist: The Transfiguration by Sufjan Stevens

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Anyone who has ever seen Sufjan Stevens perform live knows that he plays upwards of a dozen instruments, loves to experiment with different styles of music, and doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously. He may also be indie-rock’s most eligible Anglo-Catholic bachelor. He said in an interview with Quietus, “I think the Good News is about grace and hope and love and a relinquishing of self to God.” Read more and listen to his music after the jump:

TCC Playlist: The Seven Last Words of Christ by Franz Joseph Haydn

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Wounded Hands

Joseph Haydn, “the father of symphony” was a devout Catholic throughout his life. His orchestral work “The Seven Last Words of Christ” was composed for a Good Friday service in 1783. Read more about the seven last sayings of Christ and hear the music after the jump: