Easter Classical Music: The Best of YouTube

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Looking for some amazing classical music to help get you into the Easter spirit? Look no further than YouTube! We’ve rounded up some of the best Easter classical music videos from YouTube for your enjoyment.


Easter is a Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox (March 21). Easter classical music includes works written specifically for the occasion as well as pieces with Easter-themed lyrics or settings.

There are many beautiful classical pieces of music that are perfect for Easter. Here are 9 of our favorites:

1. “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s Messiah – The “Hallelujah” chorus is one of the most famous pieces of classical music and it always brings a feeling of joy and celebration. It is often used in film and television to depict scenes of victory or triumph.

2. “Dona Nobis Pacem” from Bach’s Mass in B Minor – This piece is a moving plea for peace, with its haunting melody and powerful words. It is often used in political campaigns and documentaries about conflict and war.

3. “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 – “Ode to Joy” is a universally-loved piece of music, with its uplifting melody and message of hope. It has been used in countless films and TV shows over the years, including National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and The Simpsons Movie.

4.”In Paradisum” from Faure’s Requiem – This gorgeous piece is often played at funerals, with its ethereal quality and comforting words about entering into paradise.

5.”Ave Maria” by Franz Schubert – “Ave Maria” is one of the most popular pieces of classical music, with its beautiful melody and religious lyrics. It has been covered by many artists over the years, including Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, and Josh Groban.

6.”Pavane” by Gabriel Faure – “Pavane” is a slow, stately dance that originated in the Renaissance period. This particular piece was written in memory of King Louis XIV and has become one of Faure’s most popular works.

7.”Canon in D Major” by Johann Pachelbel – “Canon in D Major” is one of the most popular pieces of classical music ever written, thanks to its simple yet elegant melody. It has been used in countless movies and TV shows over the years, including The Omen, Bridesmaids,and How I Met Your Mother.

8.”Rondeau” by Jean-Joseph Mouret – “Rondeau” is a lighthearted French Baroque dance piece that was originally written for an opera called scene de ballet . It has since become one of Mouret’s most famous works and has been used in numerous films and TV shows, including Masterpiece Theater’s Les Miserables .

9.”Alleluia” by Randall Thompson – Randall Thompson wrote this piece specifically for Easter Sunday service at Harvard University in 1940. It has since become one of his most popular works and is frequently performed during Easter services around the world.

Bach – “Easter Oratorio”

Bach’s “Easter Oratorio” is a perfect piece of music to listen to during Easter. The piece is full of joy and happiness, and it is sure to put a smile on your face.

Haydn – “The Seven Last Words of Christ”

One of the most moving pieces of Easter classical music is Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” This 18th century work was originally written to be performed during Good Friday services, and it’s easy to see why. The work is based on the seven final phrases uttered by Jesus Christ before his crucifixion, as recorded in the Bible.

Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” is a beautiful and moving work that is perfect for Easter. If you’re looking for something a little different than the traditional Easter music, this piece is definitely worth checking out. You can find Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” on YouTube, or you can purchase it from your favorite online music retailer.

Beethoven – “Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125”

One of YouTube’s most popular uploads is a performance of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125,” also known as the “Choral Symphony.” The video features the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Radio Choir Berlin, conducted by Riccardo Chailly. It was recorded in 2013 at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Germany.

Mendelssohn – “Elijah”

Elijah is an oratorio written by Felix Mendelssohn in 1846 for the Birmingham Festival. It depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings of the Old Testament. Its English text is based on a compilation by Edward Hayes Plumptre. The work includes four soloists, full symphony orchestra, SATB choir, and a boys’ choir.


We hope you enjoyed our selection of the best classical music for Easter. YouTube is a great resource for finding new and old classical pieces to enjoy. Have a happy Easter!

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