Funeral Music Advice
Music can make a funeral a memorable affair and help mourners say farewell. This section gives advice on choosing funeral music and suitable funeral songs.
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- Funeral music
Why funeral music is so important...will it be a Stairway to Heaven or Highway to Hell?
- Playlist tips
Advice and guidance on listing your funeral music; music for the wake; music to be celebrated by; and the soundtrack to your life.
- A rediscovered funeral Requiem
Top musical director and conductor Riccardo Muti has resurrected the reputation of Luigi Cherubini by performing the wonderful Requiem in C minor.
- Hiring a funeral singer
Kirsty Young describes the benefits of hiring classically trained funeral singers to perform live at the final event.
- Funeral music tastes are changing
A look at the findings of a survey on funeral music shows that for the first time, secular pieces are more popular than hymns.
- Live funeral music provides profound solace
Profound, sublime or witty music can make a funeral a memorable event, and can provide consolation as well as the ability to take people outside a world governed by the rush of time.
- Golden oldies still popular with over 50s
A recent survey shows that it's the old 'uns that the over 50s like when it comes to pop music.
- Classical music at funerals
Advice if you want to choose classical music to be played at the funeral.
- Funeral music compilation
Virgin Classics have brought out a truely outstanding compilation of Funeral Music. It contains 23 of the best recordings of the finest pieces of classical funeral music.
- From a rock 'n' roll heart
Robin Smith founded Rokpool, the website for rock music enthusiasts. Here he describes the difficulty he had in choosing his five last songs.