Uplifting Sensitive Funeral Music and Memorial Songs
Celebration of Life Musical Selections, Service Song Ideas, and Parting Hymns
Uplifting Sensitive Funeral Music and Memorial Songs
Are you looking for memorial song ideas? For many people, music is one of the most important parts of a memorial. The songs chosen to play at a funeral set a certain tone, touch mourners on an emotional level, and give many a sense of peace and hope. Music can be uplifting, solemn, or comforting and can have deep personal meaning for family and friends.
This page includes:
Country Western Music Songs for Funerals
Beautiful Christian Services Memorial Songs
Loving Music for a Child's Funeral
Sweet Songs for a Baby's Memorial Service
Classical Memorial Music Choices
Joyful Celebration Tunes for a Senior Citizen's Celebration of Life Memorial
Military Funeral Honors Ideas for Fallen Soldiers
Funeral Music Ideas for a Teen, Young Person, or an Adult Grown Child,
or for any loved one important in your life.
I hope this page this will lighten the load for those looking for funeral songs and planning a memorial service. My very warmest thoughts go out to you and yours.
Sample of Susan Boyle Singing Amazing Grace
So many people have recorded this special song. This 30 second video gives a sample of Susan Boyle's version.
Articles with Ideas for Funeral & Memorial Music and Song Selection - Help with choosing appropriate music for a service
Musical selections can help loved-ones through the process of saying goodbye.
After my father passed away (and I had the honor of choosing the music for his Celebration of Life memorial service), I wrote most of the articles linked below. These simple articles offer ideas for beautiful, touching, uplifting, and loving songs for funeral or memorial services.
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- Uplifting Sensitive Funeral Music
Personal Inspirational Songs for a Loved One's Memorial Service When planning a memorial or funeral service, music can be comforting and uplifting to mourners. Give the ceremony a personal touch, keeping in mind the dearly departed.
- Childrens' Funeral Services Music
Songs for a Young Person's Beautiful Memorial Service Picked with a child, toddler or baby in mind, these sweet, sensitive songs will help in planning a loving funeral service and memorial with beautiful music & lyrics
- Uplifting Christian Funeral Music
Godly Inspirational Christian Songs for a Loved One's Memorial Service When planning a Christian or other spiritual religious funeral or memorial service for a loved one, uplifting spiritual music and songs are comforting to family and friends.
- Country Music Funeral Songs for an Older Man
A country music filled funeral is a loving tribute to a fan of western music. Here are song ideas for a grandfather, father, or other senior man's memorial service. This includes songs I chose for my own father's Celebration of Life remembrance.
Celine Dion singing "My Heart Will Go On" Live - From the Movie Titanic
"Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you, that is how I know you go on"
"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton wrote this incredibly touching song after the death of his young son. It never fails to touch my heart.
Classical Music Funeral Selections
Popular Classical Songs for Memorials
Adagio For Strings - Albinoni
Agnus Dei - Samuel Barber
Ave Maria - Andrea Bocelli
Canon in D major - Pachelbel
Lacrimosa, from Requiem in D minor - Mozart
The Lark Ascending - Vaughan Williams
Pavane - Faure
Pie Jesu - Faure
Listen to Pachelbel's Canon in D with Original Instruments
Funeral - Best Funeral Music - Instrumentals - MP3 Download
Includes Wind Beneath My Wings, Amazing Grace, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Bridge Over Troubled Water - eleven songs total.
This song may be a good song choice for the memorial of someone who used to be close. This is a special and sweet song called For Good from the musical Wicked. It is about friendship, forgiveness, and how one person can make a difference in the life of another.
Includes: How Great Thou Art. On Eagle's Wings, Roses for You, On the Other Side, and many more. Piano music without vocals.
Ronald Reagan's Funeral Music List - Link to List of Music from the Former President's State Funeral
- Ronald Reagan State Funeral Music Information
Ronald Reagan State Funeral Music Information from the U.S. Army District of Washington - Guardian of the Nation's Capital. Ronald Reagan b. 1911 d. 2004
Funeral Planning and Grief Management Links - LINKS TO HELPFUL WEBSITES
Website Links for Memorial Music Choices, Funeral Planning, Memorial Service Help, Help with Grief and more for the Loss of a Loved One, including a Pet.
- Memorial Music Library
A collection of over 580 songs about grief and loss. A resource for those searching for music appropriate for memorial services, funerals, tribute web sites and multimedia projects. The only place on the web where you can listen to entire songs to he
- Mothers With Angels
Helpful website for and from Mothers who have lost a baby, toddler, or child.
- General Bereavement Links
A website with many helpful links for those facing the loss of a loved one. Help with Grieving.
- Military Funeral Honors
This is a United States Department of Defense site. Information on Military Honors Funerals for those who have served the USA as soldiers or in other ways. Also find here helpful Veteran's links and military website links.
- The Compassionate Friends
Grief Support After the Death of a Child "The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally.
Do you have helpful advice for others who have lost a loved one? Or maybe you have some songs you would like to add to this page. Feel free to share your insights, wisdom and experiences here.
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May your heart heal soon if you are in pain.
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