However, for the majority, it's a case of juggling the ideas of the family, the minister or celebrants, and the funeral director's suggestions. It can result in a long list with no clear direction or theme, full of music with little meaning for the mourners.
Which leads to the question, who actually is the music for?
We are of the opinion that anything the guests and family sing is for them, so choose hymns you know!
If it's a sacred song or piece you want to listen to, ask a soloist or the choir to sing it.
And if it's a favourite song by a favourite artist, play the cd- even the best soloist can't be 100% Sinatra!