Popular songs and hymns
It is becoming increasingly popular to play a loved one’s favourite piece of music at their funeral service. The music can be just about anything, from traditional hymns and organ music to modern day classics.
Some people choose live music for funerals, commemorating a person’s life with uplifting and happy songs. The choice is completely up to you, and depending on the rules of the church or crematorium, there really is no right or wrong.
As funerals become more tailored to reflect the life of the person who has sadly passed away, families are opting for contemporary songs to be played at the service.
Things to consider
Almost any music can be played at the funeral as long as copyright restrictions do not apply. Commonly, people choose hymns or play a CD of a favourite song or piece of music. There may sometimes be live music. We recommend you discuss the choice of music with whoever is leading the ceremony as their views may have to be taken into account.
We can help you to source music but if you prefer to have an organist you should ensure that they are able to play any particular hymns or songs that you have chosen. You may also want a choir at the service, just let us know and we can arrange this with the church.
We have put together a few suggestions for funeral music that you may find helpful.