Serenity: Music for Funerals

The death of a loved one is a very traumatic event. We frequently provide music for funerals, playing as friends and family arrive at the Church and also perhaps playing the deceased’s favourite music. String music is soothing and meditative and can help ease overwhelming emotions.

The exclusive Serenity package is tailored to your needs, however please see below for an example of the services we can provide:

Pre Service & Service

  • Half an hour of soothing music prior to the start of the service for your friends and family arriving and taking their seats.
  • Entrance procession of the casket
  • All hymns
  • Exit of the casket

Wake

We can play background music during the wake while you celebrate the life of your loved one.
We offer a caring and compassionate service from musicians familiar with and experienced in funeral etiquette. Our musicians can provide thoughtful and beautiful music as a tribute or celebration of life for your loved one. We will help you choose music that is a fitting tribute to the person being mourned.

Fully Inclusive Package

To help make things smoother, we are proud to offer you unlimited services of a professional music planner via phone/email/text to help you with musical ideas as well as offering a consultation meeting (up to 1 hour) to chat about your requirements (T’s & C’s apply)

On the day, we always arrive an hour before the start of the booking to set up in our own time and liaise with the Vicar or Celebrant.

Funeral Music Ideas

Here are some suggestions of musical pieces suitable for funeral ceremonies:

Classical
Bach – Air on a G string
Vivaldi – Largo from ‘Winter’
Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe
Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach-Gounod – Ave Maria
Schubert – Ave Maria
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Mahler – Adagietto (from Symphony no. 5)
Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet – Meditation (from Thais)
Saint-Saens – The Swan
Anon – Greensleeves
Elgar – Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)
Faure – Pavane
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
Bruch – Adagio (Slow movement from Violin Concerto)

Lighter music
Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
Moon River – Mancini
Gabriel’s Oboe – Morricone
You raise me up – Graham
1000 Years – Christina Perri
A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procul Harem
Angels – Robbie Williams
My Way – Sinatra
All of Me – John Legend

These are suggestions only – we will tailor your booking exactly to your requirements and make the process as easy as we possibly can for you.

“Music is the art that is most nigh to tears and memory” – Oscar Wilde