A Guide to Choosing Funeral Music
A funeral can be a time of sadness, but it is also a time to celebrate the life journey of your recently deceased loved one. Planning a funeral can take a bit of work, which may be difficult when you are grieving. That’s why it’s important to choose a reputable funeral home that will help you every step of the way, from pre-planning to burial and a reception after the service. A funeral home may also be able to give you suggestions on appropriate music to play during the funeral. Read on for a brief guide to choosing funeral music.
Songs to Play
There is a lot of music to choose from when you are planning a funeral, and the best way to start is to think about songs that the deceased enjoyed when he was alive. You may want to select a few of his favorite songs, and include selections such as what was played during his wedding or a number by his favorite musical act. Ask friends and family members for recommendations and memories, as different people may have different recollections of what he liked. If the deceased was religious, you might want to include a few hymns . You can also choose songs that convey funeral-appropriate themes such as love, loss, and celebration of life.
Playing the Music
As you are preparing for the funeral, you should talk to your consultant at the funeral home to find out how you’ll be able to play music during the service. You could make a mixed CD of all the songs you want to include, or bring an mp3 player with a playlist of all the songs you want. If someone close to the family is a musician, you can also consider asking him to play during the service. A musician can play a single selection during the service, or provide music at the beginning and end as mourners are arriving and leaving.
At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory in Tacoma, we realize that you have many choices to make when you are dealing with the death of a loved one. Contact us at (253) 584-0252 to find out more about the services we provide. We’ll help make the funeral process as easy on you as possible.