I just read that in Bach’s Magnificat (Mary’s song when she is told she’s pregnant), that the movement Omnes Generationes (“All Generations [Will Call Me Blessed]“) has 41 statements of that. BTW, in Matt 1 there are 41 generations from Abraham to Jesus (don’t count David twice!).
I just verified that there are indeed 41 statements in the Magnificat.
Coincidence? (Hint: Bach does this sort of thing all the time.)