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Funeral music compilation

Virgin Classics have issued the ultimate compilation of classical funeral music.

The pieces are listed below, and contain some truely outstanding compositions.  Called simply Funeral Music, it is available from Amazon.

Agnus Dei, for chorus & organ/piano (arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11 Composed by Samuel Barber

Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music), for orchestra in C minor, K. 477 (K. 479a)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
London Classical Players conducted by Roger Norrington

Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626 Introït
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Marcos Fink, Elisabeth Graf, Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne, Efrat Ben-Nun, Jeffrey Francis conducted by Michel Corboz

Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626 Kyrie
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Marcos Fink, Elisabeth Graf, Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne, Efrat Ben-Nun, Jeffrey Francis conducted by Michel Corboz

Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626 Lacrimosa
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Marcos Fink, Elisabeth Graf, Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne, Efrat Ben-Nun, Jeffrey Francis conducted by Michel Corboz

Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50
Composed by Gabriel Faure
Performed by English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Paul Tortelier

Aralarren
Composed by Juan Urteaga conducted by Benat Achiary

Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 Juliet's funeral and Romeo's death
Composed by Sergey Prokofiev
Performed by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Libor Pesek

Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043 II. Largo
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Scottish National Orchestra Wind Ensemble, Jane Murdoch conducted by Jonathan Rees

The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by London Chamber Orchestra with Christopher Warren-Green

Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46 The death of Åse
Composed by Edvard Grieg
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Tate

St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2) Ruht wohl
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Taverner Consort Players conducted by Andrew Parrott

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202 Funeral March
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major Stabat Mater
Composed by Giovanni Pergolesi
Il Seminario Musicale with Veronique Gens, Gerard Lesne

Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major Eia Mater
Composed by Giovanni Pergolesi
Il Seminario Musicale with Veronique Gens, Gerard Lesne

Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24
Composed by Gabriel Faure
English Chamber Orchestra with Paul Tortelier

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor IV. Adagietto
Composed by Gustav Mahler
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 II. Adagio
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia Varsovia with Jean-Bernard Pommier

Psalm 42 ("As pants the hart"), for soloists, chorus & orchestra in F major, Op. 42
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
The City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox

St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2) Aria. Es ist vollbracht
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Jerome Hantai, Stephanie Blyth conducted by John Nelson

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 III. Allegretto
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
London Classical Players conducted by Roger Norrington

Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem) Libera me
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Lisboa Orchestra of the Gulbenkian Foundation, Angela Maria Blasi conducted by Michel Corboz

Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48 In paradisum
Composed by Gabriel Faure
Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne conducted by Michel Corboz

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