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Funeral music [message #8] Mon, 07 December 2020 11:43 Go to next message
maxine is currently offline  maxine
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We have a section on the site for funeral music. Where we are looking for suggestions of music which is personal and good but also carries the reverence of the occasion so needs to have a sense of respect and holiness. Any ideas would be very welcome - we can then transfer them to the site.
thanks
Funeral music suggestions from an organist [message #11 is a reply to message #8] Mon, 11 January 2021 11:20 Go to previous message
maxine is currently offline  maxine
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There are so many pieces that could be chosen but below I give you a list of pieces that at some time or another I have played in these circumstances and like very much personally. I have listed them in an order which starts from solemn meditative pieces and possibly more 'religious' to those pieces which uplift the emotions and give a joyful experience. All of them can be plucked out from YouTube and are played on the organ. In some cases very fine organs that are not available to us locally!

So I am hopeful this goes in some way to your request:

Purcell Dido’s Lament

Johann Sebastian Bach Erbarm’ Dich Mein, O Herre Gott

Karl Jenkins Benedictus

Johann Sebastian Bach O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sunde gross BWV 622

George Thalben Ball Elegy

Gabriel Fauré Pie Jesu

Percy Whitlock Folk Tune

Remo Giazotto Adagio in G minor on a figured bass by Albinoni

John Ireland Elegy (arr. Alec Rowley)

Max Reger Benedictus

Gerald FInzi Prelude

Herbert Howells Psalm Prelude Set one No.1

Edward Elgar Nimrod

Walford Davies Solemn Melody
Johann Sebastian Bach Piece d’Orgue BWV 572
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