Here is a Short list of Popular Funeral Songs & Hymns. The starred songs *, you can listen to on Youtube, by clicking on either the  song titles or the composers (if there are several songs of the same name).  Alternatively you can find a shorter selection of some of these Youtube videos on my repertoire pages  - just click on the tab, 'Listen to You Tube videos', and choose the style you are interested in. For the widest choice go directly to my Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/celebrationsongs

Funeral Singer                                                                  Songs have always been part of funerals. Your personal choice of songs for funerals helps both to celebrate and remember the passing of a loved one. Whether a traditional sacred piece such as “Ave Maria”, or a song that has special memories, having that sung live at a funeral, adds an extra level of love, care and personalisation to the service.

 

Your favourite songs, my voice                            I can sing your choice of songs for a funeral service from classical to popular. These shortlists of recommended songs are just a few of the songs which I have been singing for funerals. If you can't find your favourite song amongst them - do ask me. I may already know the song well or if I don't, I can most likely learn it, in time to sing it for a funeral.

 

Hymns                                                                        Singing at a funeral can be difficult at the best of times, so you might like to book a professional funeral singer to help you and your guests during the service. Any hymn you choose can be sung either by a professional funeral soloist from Funeral Singers UK as a solo, or together with the congregation (aka 'leading the Hymns').

 



Here is a Short list of Secular Solo Songs.

Bist du bei mir* by Stölzel from Bach's famous notebook to Anna Magdalena Bach.

Danny Boy* Irish trad. folk. Ireland' unofficial national Anthem.

Goin' Home (Going Home) by Dvorák from  'The New World'.

Goodnight*, Russian folk song with English words

In the arms of an angel by Sarah Mclachlan

Lascia ch'io pianga* by Handel from Rinaldo

Ombra mai fu* by Handel aka Handel's Largo

Over the Rainbow (From the Wizard of Oz)              Originally sung by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, this song has been performed by numerous artists, including Eva Cassidy and Ariana Grande. 

Memory (From the Musical 'Cats') by Lloyd Webber

Mondnicht (Moonlight) by Schumann

Morning has Broken, famous Hymn, set to trad. Scottish Gaelic tune.

My Heart will go on  (Love theme from 'Titanic')

My love is like a red, red rose* by Robert Burn

She moved through the fair*

Shenandoah* American folk song

Suo Gan (Welsh lullaby)

The Last Rose of Summer

The Rose by Bette Midler

Time to say Goodbye

You'll never walk alone from the Rogers and Hammerstein musical ‘Carousel’.The song is also the flagship song for Liverpool football club. It is also a song about hope through adversity and solidarity in the hardest of times.

You Raise me Up (Celtic Woman Version)

When I am Laid in Earth (Dido's Lament) by  Purcell   

Wishing you were somehow here again (From The Phantom of the Opera) by Lloyd Webber     

 


 

 

 

Here is a Short list of Religious/Sacred Solo Songs & Hymns.

Abide with me* Famous Hymn by Lyte and Monk

Amazing Grace by John Newton

All is Fulfilled by Bach from his St. John's Passion

As the Deer, Catholic Hymn

Ave Maria (versions by Schubert*, Bach/Gounod*, Vavilov/Caccini* and Mascagni from Cavalleria Rusticana).

Gjendine's Lullaby*, Norwegian folk song made famous by Grieg. 

How beautiful are the feet* from Handel's Messiah

Jerusalem (And did those feet in Ancient Time)

Make me a channel of your peace *

Nearer, my God, to Thee by Sarah Adams, best known as the last song the band on the RMS Titanic played before the ship sank.

Nunc Dimittis by Burgon (the theme song from the televison series: 'Tinker, Taylor, Soldier Spy).

Lord of all Hopefulness  (Hymn set to the 'Slane' Irish Folk Melody)

On Eagle's Wings by Michael Joncas

O Rest in the Lord by Mendelsohn from 'Elijah'.

Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck

Pie Jesu by either Lloyd Webber or by Maurice Durufle

Song of Farewell by Ernest Sands (In Paradisum)

The Day Thou gavest Lord is Ended (St.Clement Tune)

The Lord Bless you and Keep you by John Rutter

The Lord is my Shepherd* Both the common hymn version and the Howard Goodall version. The latter is known from the TV series, 'The Vicar of Dibley'.

To listen to me singing 'AVE MARIA' etc on You Tube go to the Classical songs page
To listen to 'DANNY BOY' and other folk songs, go to the folk song page
To listen to 'MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF PEACE', and other Hymns, go to the Hymn page
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