FuneralsMusic & Hymns21 Classical Songs to Play at a Funeral

January 30, 2020Obitia

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Classical music can be both moving and solemn making it a genre of music that is commonly used in a funeral ceremony. It also lends itself to funeral services because it can easily be used in either a religious service or humanist service without being out of place. Below you can find some of the most common and beautiful pieces of classical music that other families have found to be a touching part of their loved one’s service.


Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber


‘Adagietto’ (Symphony No. 5) – Mahler


Variation IX, Nimrod – Edward Elgar

Irish Tune from County Derry – Percy Grainger

Cantus – Arvo Pärt

The Lark Ascending – Vaughan Williams


Canon in D – Pachelbel


Air on a G String – Johann Sebastian Bach


Adagio in G minor – Tomaso Albinoni


Ave Maria – Schubert


Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman


Sheep May Safely Graze – Johann Sebastian Bach


Second Movement, Largo – Anton Dvorak


Raindrop – Frédéric Chopin


Angel’s Farewell – Edward Elgar


Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff


Sono Andati – Giacomo Puccini


Xerxes: Largo – Georg Friederich Handel


Un bel dì vedremo – Puccini


Dido’s Lament – Henry Purcell


Chanson Triste – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky




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