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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