Funeral services can be memorable for the right reasons if organised well, acting as a touching tribute to the life of a loved one. With readings, anecdotes and speeches all common ways to commemorate the dearly departed, another way to create a meaningful association with their life is through music. Whether they had that one recognisable song that you can’t help but associate with them, or the lyrics to a particular hymn are especially poignant, the choice of music for a service can make it all the more fitting. At Normington & Sons Ltd we recognise that a well-planned
funeral service can help with the grieving process, and our team of caring funeral directors will do their utmost to organise an outstanding service, including choices of caskets and coffins and funeral pricing personalised to your needs.
Continue reading to discover some advice and tips for deciding the music at the funeral service of a loved one.
Think About Your Loved One
Thinking about your loved one and their music preference may conjure up memories of that particular song they loved, or maybe they were a big fan of one artist in particular. The funeral music you select does not have to be traditional sad music. Many people decide upon songs which have significance to the person being honoured, rather than selecting from a list of common choices. Often music with a strong personal connection can be more meaningful than a frequently chosen funeral song.
Listen To Lyrics
Poignant lyrics will often be included in funeral songs, giving those in attendance a vivid picture of their loved one’s life. Popular song choices for funeral services include You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry And The Pacemakers, Candle In The Wind by Elton John and What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. Carefully listen to the lyrics and choose songs which are reflective of your dearly departed .
Set The Tone
The right music can set the tone of a funeral and change it in an instant, so being selective of the sounds being played can turn a sombre moment into one of fond reflection. Depending on the type of funeral being organised, the music you select will likely vary. For example if you want a funeral service to act as a celebration of life, upbeat music may be relevant, however if the service is a sombre one, then music should match the mood.
As your friendly local funeral service in Wakefield, we know that dealing with the death of a loved one is very difficult. The best way to make sure that everything regarding the service and funeral is handled correctly is to hire a funeral director, though it can still be difficult finding the right one. You will want to make sure you are working with a reputable and trustworthy company, and Normington & Sons Ltd are here to help. Don’t hesitate to
contact us today with any queries related to funeral pricing, caskets and coffins, or one of our other services.