Looking through our records of music sung at funerals brought to light some interesting insights into the most popular Catholic funeral songs and hymns.
So far this year we've sung over 100 individual songs and hymns for funerals, burials and memorials services.
As you would expect, this total includes some of the most popular items, including:
When you’re organising a funeral, there isn’t always a lot of time to investigate lots of options for the service. So, you (and many families like you) may not even realise you can have live music at a funerals service. And that applies to the songs you and your loved one enjoyed, not just the hymns.
So, why would you choose to have live music? Here’s five reasons that families have told us.
Often families are unaware of how to plan a funeral service and especially how long things may actually take.
So to help, we put together this timeline to help plan the elements of a 45minute crematorium funeral service.
When it comes to deciding what to include in the service for a small funeral, there really are no hard and fast rules. The last few funerals I've sung at have shown exactly that point.
How do you decide on choices of music and readings for funerals when they have both a spoken or a sung version? A recent funeral highlighted that dilemma.
Music at a funeral service is often one of the first things to be discussed, as music has a great effect on people’s emotions.
Unchained Melody was originally written for ‘Unchained’, a 1954 movie about life in prison. In the movie an inmate sings about time passing so slowly when you’re locked up wanting to be with the girl you love.
There's something particularly moving about singing at the graveside.
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