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Music Selection

Music during the funeral service

Music is an integral part of most funeral ceremonies and can vary greatly within the different traditions of the Church. We will arrange the appropriate music, soloists, and musicians as preferred by the family to comply with normal Church practice.

Music during the cremation service

When a service for cremation is to take place, whether it follows a traditional church service, or when it is the main service families may wish to bring a CD to the crematorium chapel to be played. We will liaise with the relevant crematorium to co-ordinate this if you wish.
This music can be non-religious to reflect a favourite song or piece of music of the deceased. Soloists and musicians play music if required.

Hymn Selection

OPENING HYMNS

  • Christ be beside me
  • Make me a Channel of your Peace
  • Abide with me
  • Here I am Lord
  • Morning has broken
  • Amazing Grace
  • Holy God we praise thy name
  • I’ll sing a hymn to Mary
  • Mother or Christ
  • Jesus will always love you
  • When creation was begun

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

  • The Lord is my Shepherd
  • Be not afraid
  • Yahweh I know you are near
  • The Lord will heal the broken heart
  • The Lourdes Magnificat
  • Lord you are my sheperd
  • Grant to us O Lord
  • Like a shepherd
  • Gifts of finest wheat
  • Like the dear
  • Hear O Lord
  • May your love be upon us
  • Out of the depths
  • Listen
  • Be with me Lord
  • Valleys of Green
  • O the Word of my Lord

OFFERTORY

  • Gifts of Bread and Wine
  • Ag Chriost an Siol
  • In bread we bring you Lord
  • Lord accept the gifts we offer
  • Take our bread we ask you
  • Lay your hands gently upon us
  • Set me like a seal on your heart
  • Strong and Constant
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Ave Maria (Gounod)
  • I will never forget you my people 

COMMUNION

  • Panis Angelicus
  • Ave Verum (Mozart)
  • Pie Jesu (Lloyd Webber)
  • Pie Jesu (Fauré)
  • Jesu Joy of man’s desiring
  • Soul of my saviour
  • Sweet Sacrament Divine
  • The Clouds Veil (Liam Lawton)
  • The Hiding Place (Liam Lawton)
  • There is a place (Liam Lawton)
  • Hail Mary Gentle Woman
  • How great thou art

RECESSIONAL

  • I’ll walk with God
  • Going Home (Dvorak)
  • I’m on a journey, I’m going home
  • May songs of the angels welcome you
  • Nearer my God to Thee

This list is intended as a guideline only. There are many other hymns which are appropriate during a funeral mass/service. If you require further assistance please contact us or consult the Organist/Soloist.

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