Brief Description of Page.
Suggesting funeral songs, popular funeral music, funeral hymns, song for a funeral order of service, religious or non religious, humanist, spiritual, Christian, secular, traditional, alternative in nature.
Each of us has their own taste and choice of music. On this page I am offering some early thoughts for you to indicate the range of choices others have made to me in the past or to maybe start off lines of thought.
Many people say they consider it traditional to have a hymn and request Psalm 23 ( The Lord is My Shepherd ); Abide with Me ( has links to a passion for footie ); Amazing Grace or The Old Rugged Cross; more recent hymns Shine Jesus Shine, Lord of all Hopefulness, Lord of the Dance; brighter choices All Things Bright & Beautiful or Morning Has Broken; reminders of wedding days Love Divine, Praise My Soul; strong hymns Jerusalem, Rock of Ages
Popular funeral music the Songs / Singers
Many prefer a song that has strong associations to their loved one When my old wedding ring, Unforgettable, Softly as I leave you, My Way, or they have a particular singer Jim Reeves, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Vera Lynn, Mario Lanza and many choose modern songs Wind beneath my Wings, the theme from The Titanic, Fields of Gold, Circle of Life, Candle in the Wind, or singers Eva Cassidy, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart or big bands Glen Miller
Classical Pieces - for funeral music
Often chosen as appropriate Nimrod, Ave Maria - Lesley Garrett, Barbers Adagio for Strings, The Three Tenors, Andrea Bocelli, The Pearl Fishers, O mio babbinio caro, Time to Say Goodbye, Nessun Dorma
“Alternative Choices” - of popular funeral music
Eric Clapton Tears from Heaven, Always Look on the Bright Side, Freddy Mercury, He ain’t heavy,