In times of sorrow, funeral music can say what the heart finds no words for.
Music provides quiet background while guests find their seats, and at the conclusion of the service as people leave.
During the service, often favorites songs of your beloved, may be played, interspersed between eulogies and readings. If possible, I like to let the audience know that the song selected was important to the deceased and explain why.
A favorite song may be played in the background of the funeral video tribute of your beloved’s life.
In religious ceremonies, one or two funeral hymns are sung during the service.
You may, if you like, have a soloist. Or a performance from a profession musician or musicians. Some have bagpipes played at the end of the service . When it comes to contemporary songs, they should make you reflect on life, the passing of time, and spirituality.
There's no end to the imagination of songs. It can be a combination of a favorite song or songs of the deceased, and meaningful songs to the family members left behind.
For example the deceased may have loved Louis Armstrong's It's A Wonderful World, and the surviving son may find solace in the poignant words of Neil Young's "Old man take a look at myself - I'm a lot like you were."
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