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Some free music for Easter

I have a little bit of Easter music to share with you on this Easter weekend. I wanted to have more music to share and to have this post up earlier, but that didn't quite work out. I hope you will still enjoy this music anyway.

First, currently has Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater available as a free download. As with all free downloads from, you need to act quickly if you want to get this one, as it will only be available for a couple of weeks.

Second, much of Handel's Messiah can be found between Classic Cat and Wikipedia. While Messiah is most commonly performed during Christmas, it was actually first performed during Lent - in fact, the entire second part of the work's three parts ("The Passion") relates to the Easter season, and the "Hallelujah" chorus is found in the middle of parts II and III. You won't find the complete work between these two sites, but most of the first two parts (including "Hallelujah") are there.

Finally, and more on the contemporary side, an acoustic version of Marillion's "Easter" can be found on their Downloads page (not the most well organized page I've ever seen, but the MP3s can be found on the left side under Audio Tracks; "Easter" itself is under RTL2 Radio Session, 7 June 2004). First released nearly 20 years ago on Seasons End, this has long been one of Marillion's most popular songs. The version found here is very stripped down, but still very beautiful.

However you have been spending this Easter Sunday, I hope you have been enjoying it. If you find any of this music enjoyable, then so much the better. Happy listening, and Happy Easter!

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