When you’re organising a funeral, there isn’t always a lot of time to investigate lots of options for the service. So, many families 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.
Not sure what to include in a service for a small funeral, there really are no hard and fast rules. The recent funerals where we’ve sung have shown exactly that point.
Most of the funerals we sing at include some hymns. We’ve found that wherever a funeral is held, may find hymns as a source of great comfort, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they wish to sing themselves.
We often see a church full of mourners with only about ten people actually singing the hymns.
One of our favourite funeral hymns is 'And did those feet in ancient times', otherwise known as 'Jerusalem'.
What are the best funeral songs and hymns for a funeral for your mum? We’ve sung at 100s of funerals for much-loved mothers, so here’s our list of the top funeral music for mums.
As you know it's still mandatory to wear a mask in a place of worship, along with cinemas, galleries and museums. (2)
At Singers for Funerals, we decided to do our own tests to determine if wearing a cloth face covering / face mask would in any way affect:
For us, the highlight of any funeral are the eulogies, the tributes paid to celebrate the life and achievements of some truly remarkable people. Whether spoken by the priest or by family members, we very much enjoy hearing of lives lived to the full, of family achievements and holidays, tricks played by kids long grown up and favourite pets.
At a recent funeral I came across this wonderful, evocative poem especially appropriate for a Catholic funeral Mass. This was the first time I'd heard this and it struck me as a wonderful celebration of how ordinary things brings us closer together.
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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.
Choosing music for a funeral can seem a daunting task, as you can have almost any type of music you wish at a funeral. Don’t feel pressured by this thought. Take time to consider if the deceased had favourite songs, hymns or instrumental music they loved. These pieces of music would add a greater meaning to the service, rather than just the first thing that come to mind.
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