We’re grateful to Hugh McAulay for his input on top tips for traditional Scottish funeral music. See our Top 10.
Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015 – #YODO for our Twitter friends – runs from 18-24 May. There are events taking place all over the UK. Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015 – #YODO for our Twitter friends – runs from 18-24 May. There are events taking place all over the UK.
Final Fling and others will be marking the week with a Death Cafe… the growing movement to encourage open conversations about life, death, loss, grief… all the things that have been a bit of a taboo for way too long. If you have an interest in your own life and your eventual end of life, get involved! Look out for Twitter chats every day from 1-2pm on various subjects
Today I’m looking for funeral music: 3 classics to work into a fairly traditional ceremony to celebrate the life of a grand dame. Nothing too dramatic. Something soft. (We’re Scottish after all, so easy on the romance.) See our choices.
This funeral classical music Top 10 was compiled for the Southbank Centre’s Festival for the Living.
These funeral classical music greats formed a Top 10 and the playlist forpram bro mum a concert at the Southbank Centre as part of their Festival for the Living in 2012 (#Deathfest).
ospel music is one musical option for funerals.
Gospel music is a variation on hymn singing. Growing out of black communities, gospel music tends to have a bit more sass and is sung with a bit more gusto than hymns sung in the Christian mode. Sales of gospel music recordings tend to be more lively than sales of hymns too.
For many people, hymns that family can sing together are ideal for funerals. There’s something about raising our voices together – however croaky, weak, wobbly or off-tune – is an action of mutual support and a way of celebrating the life of the person who’s died. See our Top 10, listen, download a copy immediately.
Classical music provides a solidity and solemnity that can be just right for a funeral. From soaring strings to searing peaks and soothing passages, classical tracks can provide the right backdrop for various stages of a traditional funeral…
This week’s blog offers a funeral music tip that is inspired by a story of the narrow window that is the average 30 minute crematorium slot and a traffic jam…
Music and death go hand in hand for some of us. Salles des departs at Raymond Poincare hospital in the suburbs of Paris recognises the importance of bringing music and death together. This trauma hospital has created a sensitive morgue for families to visit.
Live music at funerals adds amazing depth and quality. A soloist on cello or violin can add an amazing poignancy. A lone piper can bring a poignancy that no recording could beat. A duet, trio or quartet can make hearts swell with their strings.
If you need help to organise a funeral or you’re thinking ahead about your own wishes, we’ve lots of ways to help from first steps when someone dies to winding up an Estate.
Looking for popular funeral hymns and music. Get our Top 10s to inspire thinking and record the music you want in your Final Fling Wishes. From “My Way” to Elgar, find out what funeral music and hymns presidents and celebs have at their send-off.
Final Fling funeral music Top 10s list was compiled after asking folks in the street about funeral music favourites.
We found that they fancied a mix of ballads, irony, sweet poignancy and mellow melody for their funerals, ceremonies and celebrations.