True, some priests can request no music at all in the church in the lead up to Easter.
The Catholic Faith office gave me this advice:
- all music needs to have a Christian message
- each parish priest has the option to be selective or have no music at all
If the parish priest is happy to have music during the Lenten period we do have a number of religious solos that are suitable and of course the hymns.
Here are a few of the religious solos and hymns that are suitable for the Roman Catholic Church
The Schubert version very popular
Ave Verum Corpus
a beautiful solo
This piece very calm and uplifting
A lovely solo can also be a duet
by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Another version by Faure
The Lord is my shepherd
A beautiful solo by Howard Goodall
We love doing this. We have recently sung at a number of gravesides and it was very popular with the families and mourners as a welcome addition to the ceremony, creating a very personal send off.
"thank you for singing at Liz’s funeral…Lyn and I both thought that you were excellent and that your singing added a real touch of quality that Liz would have enjoyed. We also had a number of our guests comment on how beautifully you sang."
Singing in church and at the graveside
We have a discreet portable backing track system which means we have professional accompaniment and can sing at the graveside without any difficulty (even under an umbrella if necessary).
We're always happy to discuss how we can help celebrate a loved one's life and make the funeral service a personal event.
Give us a call to see how we could help.