Music is an integral part of Lent.
The season of Lent (the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday - this year it is March 1 - April 15) is a time when we prepare our hearts and minds for the death and resurrection of Jesus.
From Medieval chants, Bach's liturgical music, and Martin Luther's hymns - to more contemporary hymns, there is a rich selection of music for the Lenten season.
Just as we can learn about eras of history through music, we can also learn about seasons of the church year through music.
For Lent, we can immerse ourselves in music that quiets our hearts and minds - music that puts us in a contemplative and peaceful state. We can memorize hymns rich with scripture. We can place ourselves back in the early church as we listen to the Latin mass.
We can ultimately be drawn closer to God and his most precious gift to us, his Only Son.
SQUILT Music Appreciation is offering a free Lenten listening calendar.
This calendar includes a piece of music for each of the 40 days and 5 Sundays in Lent. Simply click the link on the day and you will be directed to a piece of sacred Lenten music.
Also, we will send you a few emails to help you use the calendar in your home. At SQUILT Music Appreciation our goal is to make learning about and enjoying music as simple and low stress as possible! It's such fun to hear from parents who are using and loving SQUILT in their homes!