At a funeral, it can be wonderful to hear a song or piece of music that reflects the personality of the deceased, or that you know was a favourite of theirs. Hearing it played can add to the memories you have of them as you say goodbye.
Some people choose their own funeral music long before they’re gone, perhaps including a special playlist in their will. For others, it may rest on their family and friends to pick something appropriate. It doesn’t have to be a religious hymn – it could be pop, country, jazz, rock or any other musical genre the deceased loved listening to.
Some people go with a favourite TV or film theme – the theme tune to Coronation Street and the Morecambe and Wise Show’s Bring Me Sunshine are popular choices. Others might go for a sports-related song like You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers. And many people delight in choosing a humorous tune such as Monty Python’s Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
At Harwood Park Crematorium, we have a huge music library with a pre-recorded playlist that covers all genres of music, including 100 pieces of specially recorded organ music. You can also bring in your own selection of music to play on our hi-tech audio system. Or for something truly memorable, you might want to have a live music performance during the ceremony and for this we have a vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist. On request, we can record the performance onto audiotape for you.
* To talk to us about music at Harwood Park Crematorium, please call us on 01438 316623