Bach. The Passion According to St. John, in an exquisite performance by the Bach Collegium Japan, directed by Maasaki Suzuki.
I can hardly bear to pick favorites, but if you have to choose, I’d say 3, 5, 10, and 11.
I was lucky enough to sing this with John Ferris conducting when I was in college. I don’t think I’ve ever understood Easter more fully. The choir sings the crowd scenes, mocking Jesus, calling–screaming–for his death, and then also provides chorale commentary making explicit that sin implicates us in Christ’s death. And then at the end, redemption–a chance to love Jesus after all–in the sweet lullabye “Ruht wohl.” It’s a compressed experience of atonement; feeling the full, terrible weight of one’s sinfulness, immediately and tenderly relieved by grace.