Music for Funerals

Choosing music for a funeral can be easy or hard.

Easy happens when you’ve been told what someone would like or if you know there are a few must have songs that are meaningful for those saying goodbye or to the person who has died.

Hard can happen in (at least) two ways. The first is there is just too much choice and perhaps a lack of direction. The second is when a person just didn’t listen to a lot of music, or music that gets deemed appropriate or that the person choosing the music simply has no idea what to choose.

You can check out two of my previous blog posts on choosing funeral music and preparing music and AV for a farewell.

But in this post, it’s a country music offering…

John Denver is often a favourite. Here are just a few that have been chosen by families that I have led services for over the years.

Annie’s Song

Fly Away

For You

Take Me Home Country Road

Perhaps Love with Plácido Domingo

Poems, Prayers and Promises

Sunshine on my Shoulders

Thank God I’m A Country Boy

We have just one life…

Jacqui Chaplin

Independent Funeral Information | Life Story Collector & Writer | End of Life Tributes | Easier End of Life Experiences | Funeral Planning and Celebrancy

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Jacqui Chaplin is a Lifetime & End-of-Life Commemoration Specialist (a funeral celebrant among other things) based in Melbourne, Australia. She loves capturing stories about the nature of life and being human, as well as, celebrating and commemorating well lived lives and lives that have ended. Jacqui has a passion for bringing the conversations that many of us find difficult to think about, let alone speak about, out in the open so we can see how our stories, values and beliefs influence our attitudes.

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