Music, Poems and Readings

Music

Each of us has our own taste and choice of music. On this page I am offering some early thoughts for you to indicate the range of choices others have made to me in the past.

Hymns
Many people consider it traditional to have a hymn and request Psalm 23 (The Lord is My Shepherd); Abide with Me (has links to a passion for football); Amazing Grace or The Old Rugged Cross.

More recent Hymns
Shine Jesus Shine - Lord of all Hopefulness - Lord of the Dance;

Brighter choices
All Things Bright & Beautiful or Morning Has Broken

Reminders of wedding days
Love Divine, Praise My Soul; strong hymns Jerusalem, Rock of Ages

 

 

Popular Songs / Singers

Many prefer a song that has strong associations to their loved one, such as: Unforgettable - Softly as I leave you - My Way.

Or they have a particular singer: Jim Reeves - Perry Como - Frank Sinatra - Dean Martin - Vera Lynn - Mario Lanza.

Many choose modern songs: Wind beneath my Wings - the theme from Titanic - Fields of Gold - Circle of Life - Candle in the Wind.

Or singers: Eva Cassidy - Robbie Williams - Rod Stewart or big bands such as Glen Miller.
 

Classical Pieces
Often chosen are: Nimrod - Ave Maria - Lesley Garrett - Barbers Adagio for Strings - The Three Tenors - Andrea Bocelli - The Pearl Fishers - O mio babbinio caro - Time to Say Goodbye - Nessun Dorma - Pachalbels canon.
 

Alternative Choices
Eric Clapton - Tears from Heaven - Always Look on the Bright Side.....

Poems

See https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/death/funeral

Whatever you feel is appropriate and will help to Celebrate your loved ones life can be arranged.

 

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