Now the Day Is Over (The Buffalo Bills) O Death (Ralph Stanley, from O Brother, Where Art Thou?) O God, Our Help in Ages Past (The Choir of King's College, Cambridge) O strength and stay Old Rugged Cross (The Joslin Grove Choral Society, from 100 Hymns And Praise Classics On Eagles Wings (Michael Joncas) Once to Every Man and Nation (Scott Krippayne, singing lyrics based on poem by James Russell Lowell) One Bread, One Body (John Foley, SJ) Panis Angelicus (Jackie Evancho) Precious Memories (Emmylou Harris) Redeemer (Nicole Mullen) Saviour Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise (The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge) Shall We Gather at the River (Nashville Gospel Singers) Sheep May Safely Graze ((Bach Cantata No.Louis Jesuits (with the original lyrics as shown on You Tube We Shall Overcome (Peter, Paul and Mary), but there are oh so many versions, including one by Pete Seeger, from the album If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope and Struggle (songs from which could produce a whole program) What Wondrous Love (Annie Moses Band).Listen also to Fernando Ortega Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band).Listen to samples of • Classical music for funerals and memorial services • Hymns and inspirational music • Anthems • Patriotic and military music • Popular secular music for a funeral or memorial service • Steve Taravella's proposed selections I assembled this list for the final session of my life story legacy writing workshop, because the participants wanted to plan their own funerals. 'Death and the Maiden (String Quartet No.14 in D minor D810, performed here by Borodin Quartet) Shostakovich, Dimitri.Surprised at how hard it was to find a list of recommended musical selections, I decided to prepare one myself, with the help of friends. 208, Lumiere String Quartet) See more Bach organ music under Hymns. Prelude & Fugue No.24 in D minor Taverner, John, Funeral Ikos and Song for Athene (Christopher Robinson) Vaughn Williams, Ralph. Dies irae and Sanctus from (Movements II and IV from Requiem, Robert Shaw & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) Mild und leise (Liebestod) (Jessye Norman singing Isoldes heartbreaking farewell to life in Tristan und Isolde) You'll find many versions of most of these songs, solo and group, vocal and instrumental, religious, folk, and just plain music.Here's a lovely choral version on You Tube (Akademisk kortreff, Oslo) Gift of Finest Wheat (Vince Ambrosetti) God of Our Fathers (Mormon Tabernacle Choir) God So Loved the World (John Stainer, The National Lutheran Choir) Going Home (based on Largo from 9th Symphony 'From the New World,' performed by Angel Voices) Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Chris Rice, from Peace Like A River: The Hymns Project Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer (Choir Of Westminster Abbey) He Who Would Valiant Be (Choir of Christs College) Here I Am, Lord (Dan Schutte) Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty (The Choir of King's College, Cambridge) Hosea (Weston Priory, Gregory Norbert) I Am the Bread of Life (Suzanne Toolan) I Call to Thee Lord Jesus Christ (Bach organ music, played by Virgil Fox) I Have Loved You (Michael Joncas) I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Nina Simone) Ill Fly Away from Here (Mavis Staples, gospel) Ill Walk With God (Mario Lanza) If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee (Leander Chapin Clafin) I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (soprano, Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Hanoverian Court Orchestra), from Messiah - Part III (Handel) In Heavenly Love Abiding (Susan Mack and Ellen Hanna) In Paradisum (Faur Requiem, The Sixteen/Academy of St Martin in the Fields In the Garden (Anne Murray) It Is Well With My Soul (Bill & Gloria Gaither) B000TEBBDW Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach Cantata No. Laudate Dominum (from Mozarts from Vesperae solennes de confessore, KV 339, sung by Kiri te Kanawa).
Titles are grouped loosely as classical, religious or inspirational, patriotic or military, and secular or popular (especially nostalgic) music. Listen also to Sven Libaek orchestra (from Nadia's theme, free), Celine Dion, and Sarah Brightman, among others. Marche funbre (Lento, performed by Simon Trpceski) Delius, Frederick. Requiem: In Paradisum (John Rutter and Exultate Festival Choir and Orchestra) Faur, Gabriel. Enigma Variations: Nimrod (Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra) Faur, Gabriel. The second movement of this long symphony is a funeral march) Beethoven. John Rigney recommends the fifth of the ten movements, the elegant Quaerens Me--"Seeking Me"--which in the midst of this grand orchestral mass is sung a capella, and is quite moving) Brahms, Johannes. A song cycle for voice and orchestra, with poems by Friedrich Rckert (performed by various artists): Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n (I. Dona Nobis Pacem (Coronation Mass Mass in C, K.317) from Mozarts Requiem, performed here by Anna Tomowa-Sintow) Mozart. 259, "Organ solo: Dona nobis pacem, performed by Lothar Stadler) Mozart. When I am laid in earth ("Dido's Lament, from Dido and Aeneas, Act III), Leopold Stokowski and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Purcell. Kindertotenlieder (songs on the death of children). E lucevan le stelle ("When the stars were brightly shining"), Plcido Domingo singing an aria from Tosca, which is sung beautifully by many tenors, including Jussi Bjorling and Luciano Pavarotti Purcell, Henry.