The Co-op’s recent survey of funeral music shows ‘My Way’ is still in the top spot, having featured on every survey conducted by the funeral service group.
Funeral hymns play a large part in many religious funeral services. They have become part of our culture and many seem almost second nature to us. You may wonder how you know the hymn even if you're not a church goer!
Choosing music for a Humanist or Civil Funeral can be a daunting task. You can have almost any type of music you wish, and there are no legal restrictions.
Where do you start when choosing hymns for a funeral service? There are so many hymns to choose from. Having sung at many Anglican funerals we've first hand experience of the various choices people have. Often it's a close run thing with the popularity of hymns as we all have our favourites.
Looking back on what we've sung in the last few years, here are top 5 most popular Church of England hymns.
When choosing hymns for a funeral service it's often difficult to know where to start, as there are so many hymns to choose from. We've sung at many Catholic funeral masses and funeral services, so here's some help for choosing funeral hymns.
We've sung at a number of Catholic funeral masses recently, and the choice of hymns has set us thinking.
There are so many different hymns in the hymn books(the Laudate has over 900 listed). Most churches have a repertoire of favourite hymns that suit the priest, congregation and musicians but sometimes these are not the most popular or well known.
So, how do you go about choosing the hymns you would like sung at your funeral or the funeral of a relative?
What's the nation's most popular hymn? Viewers of BBC TV's Songs of Praise chose their favourite from a list of 100 traditional and modern hymns during spring 2013.
The top ten were performed by 5,000 singers in a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall, broadcast earlier this evening.
The latest survey of funeral music by the Co-operative Funeral Care reveals that two thirds of funerals feature pop music rather than classical or religious music. Only 30% of funerals featuring hymns as opposed to 41% in their 2005 survey.
The Co-op's survey draws on music choices from 30,000 funeral services conducted by their funeral service between September 2011 and September 2012.
Every year, 242 Co-operative Funeralcare funeral homes are surveyed to discover the most popular music for funerals, and what an fascinating list it is. Here are the top 10 funeral music from February 2008 - February 09 as listed by the Coop - items marked with a * are sung by our funeral soloists here at Singers for Funerals.
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