Top 10 funeral classical music – Festival for the Living

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).

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Top 10 funeral classical music list

  1. Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre: a playful view of death, depicting skeletons carousing in midnight graveyard revels
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Confutatis maledictis from Requiem
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Lacrymosa dies illa from Requiem
  4. Gustav Mahler: Der Abschied (The Farewell) from Das Lied von der Erde: the superstitious composer – knowing Beethoven’s Ninth symphony had been his last – deliberately didn’t call this symphony his Ninth
  5. Henry Purcell: March from Funeral Music for Queen Mary
  6. Sir John Tavener: Song for Athene: featured in Princess Diana’s funeral
  7. Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings: part of memorial service for President Kennedy
  8. Gabriel Fauré: In Paradisum from Requiem
  9. Giuseppe Verdi: Libera me from Requiem
  10. Puccini’s O Mio Bambino Caro (Oh My Dear Child)

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