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Funeral Music Religious Christian
Top Funeral Songs for non religious services
Funeral Music used for heads of State Funerals
President Kennedy Funeral
President Ronald Reagan
Princess Diana

Top Funeral Songs Non- Religious

David Bowie – “Fill Your Heart”
Ella Fitzgerald – “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”
Elton John – “Candle in the Wind”, “Circle of Life”
Simon and Garfunkel – “Sound of Silence”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Mariah Carey – “One Sweet Day”, Hero”
Celine Dion – “My Heart Will Go On”, “Because You Loved Me”
Garth Brooks – “The Dance”
Steven Curtis Chapman – “ With Hope”
Kathy Troccoli – “Goodbye for Now”
Various Artists – “Eagles Wings”
Richie Sambora – “The Answer”
Linda Ronstadt – “Goodbye My Friend”, “Winter Light”
Amy Grant – “I Will Remember You”
Rod Stewart – “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You”,” Sailing”
Bryan Adams – “Right Here Waiting For You”
Sarah McLaughlin – “Sweet Surrender”, “In the Arms of an Angel”, “I Will Remember You”, “Angel”
Eric Clapton & Will Jennings – “Tears in Heaven”
Robbie Williams – “Angels”
William “Smokey” Robinson – “Really Gonna Miss You”
Lee Ann Womack – “I Hope You Dance”
Sting – “Field of Gold”
LeAnn Rimes – “ Amazing Grace”
Diamond Rio – “One More Day”, “You’re Gone”, “I Believe”
Richard Clayderman – “From A Distance”
Vince Gill – “Go Rest High On That Mountain”
Wynonna – “When I Reach the Place I’m Goin’”
Faith Hill – “There You’ll Be”
Sinead O’Conner – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Irish Traditional – “The Curragh of Kildare”
Paul Coleman Trio – “Galway Bay”, “The Sun, the Stars & the Moon”
Charlotte Church – “When I Go To Sleep at Night”, “Pia Jesu”
Cat Stevens – “Oh Very Young”, “Home”
Michael W. Smith – “Friends”, “Empire of the Sun” soundtrack – “Suo Gan”
Dave Grusin – “On Golden Pond”
Williams Brothers – “Can’t Cry Hard Enough”
Carly Simon – “Life is Eternal”
Faith – “I’ll be Missing You”
Ysaye Marie Barnwell – “Breaths”
Liza Minnelli – “If You Could See Me Now”
Crabb Family – “I Sure Miss You”
Joshua Kaddison – “Beautiful In My Eyes”
Ronan Keating – “If Tomorrow Never Comes”
Josh Groban – “To Where You Are”
Bob Dylan – “Forever Young”, “ Blowing in the Wind”
Leslie Tucker – “In This Room”
Beatles – “Let It Be”
Madonna – “I’ll Remember”, “This Used to Be My Playground”
Bette Midler – “Wind Beneath My Wings” , “The Rose”
Patty Loveless – “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye”
Gabriel Yared – “City of Angels”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Mama, I’m Coming Home”
Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You”
Cliff Richard – “From A Distance”
Louis Armstrong – “What a Wonderful World”, “What a Wonderful Day”
Gerry & the Pacemakers – “You’ll Never Be Alone”
Mark Schultz – “He’s My Son”
Bobby Mason – “Trust His Heart”
Joe Diffie – “Ships That Don’t Come In”
Phil Collins – “You’ll Be In My Heart”
Enya – “May It Be”, “Only Time”, “A Day Without Rain”
Ralph Funaro – “My New Life Has Begun”
Johnny Cash – “Cross Over Jordan”
Disney – “Paint With the Colour of the Wind”
Jann Arden – “When I Cry”
Barbara Streisand – “Somewhere”
Frank Sinatra – “My Way”
Vera Lynn – “We’ll Meet Again”, “I’LL Be Seeing You”
Led Zeppelin – “Stairway to Heaven”
The Band – “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”
Kenny Loggins – “Celebrate Me Home”
Ripple – “Grateful Dead”
John Denver – “The Gift You Are”, “The Wings That Fly You Home”, “On The Wings of a Prayer”
Crowded House – “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Mercy Me – “I Can Only Imagine”
Metallica – “Nothing Else Matters”
ABBA – “I Have a Dream”
Jim Brickman – “Devotion”
George Winston – “Jesus, Jesus Rest you Head”, “Some Children See Him”
Eva Cassidy – “Fields of Gold”, Gladiator soundtrack – “We Are Now Free”
Loreena McKennit – “Dante’s Prayer”
Sheryl Crow – “I Shall Believe”
Celeste Prince – “Wherever You Are”
Sarah Brightman – “Deliver”
Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli – “The Prayer”
Kate Bush – “This Woman’s Work”
Van Morrison – “Into the Mystic”
Andrea Bocelli &Sarah B- “Time to Say Goodbye”
Elvis Presley- Memories
Barbara Streisand-‘Memories’ , “The Way We Were”
Nat King Cole- “ Unforgettable”

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Funeral Music Religious Christian


All that is hidden
Amazing Grace
Ave Maria
Be Not Afraid
Be With Me Lord (Psalm)
Because the Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm)
Bread of Life
Come to Me
Eat This Bread
Eye Has Not Seen
God of Day and God of Darkness (suggested for the Vigil)
Holy Darkness (suggested for the Vigil)
How Great Thou Art
I Am the Bread of Life
I Have Loved You
I Know that My Redeemer Lives
Jerusalem, My Happy Home
Jesus, Remember Me
Look Beyond the Bread You Eat
Lord You Have Come
Lord You have the Words
Loving and Forgiving
Morning Has Broken
O God our Help in Ages Past
O God You Search Me
Restless is the Heart
O the Lord is near
On Eagle's Wings
Our Blessing Cup
Prayer of St. Francis
Precious Lord Take My Hand
Remember Your Love (Psalm)
Shepherd Me O God (Psalm)
Shelter Me O God
Singing songs of expectation
Song of Farewell (by Michael Joncas or others)
Soon and Very Soon
Taste and See
The King shall come when morning dawns
The Lord is my Light (Psalm)
The Supper of the Lord
Unless a Grain of Wheat
We Have Been Told
We Remember
We Walk by Faith
We Will Rise Again
You satisfy a hungry heart

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Heads of State etc

ALLEGRI Miserere ("Have Mercy")
BACH "Bist du bei mir"
BACH Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother. Martins, piano. Concord CCD-42051
BACH, Johann Ludwig Sei nun wieder zufrieden
BARBER Adagio for Strings
BARBER Agnus Dei. Choir of New College, Oxford. Erato 14634 (This is the choral version of the Adagio for Strings)
BEETHOVEN Adagio from Piano Sonata No 14 in c#
BRAHMS German Requiem [Protestant service]
BROWN President Lincoln's Funeral March. Chestnut Brass Co. Newport NPD 85548
BRUCKNER String Quintet
CAMPHOUSE The Shining City, scored for speaker and symphonic winds
CHOPIN 'Funeral March' from Piano Sonata No 2
CHOPIN Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat, op. 64. Ohlsson, piano. Arabesque Z 6642
COATES 'Westminster' from London Suite, (British)
COPLAND Quiet City. NY Phil./Bernstein. DG 419 170-2
ELGAR 'Nimrod' Variation iX from Enigma Variations, Op 36
ELGAR 'Sospiri'
FAURE 'Sanctus; Pie Jesu from the Faure Requiem
GOTTLIEB "Presidential Suite" with the Gregg Smith Singers on Premier (PRCD 1030)
GORECKI Totus Tuus
GOUNOD 'Choral Pavanne'
GRIEG 'Ases Death' from Peer Gynt Suite
HANDEL Harp Concerto, op. 4, no. 6. Zoff, harp/Staatskapelle Dresden. Berlin Classics 0093132BC
HINDEMITH Trauermusik,
HOLST 'I Vow to Thee My Country' from "Jupiter"
HOWELLS Take him Earth, for cherishing
KEY arr. Fraser The Star Spangled Banner Millar Brass Ensemble. Delos DE 1606
LITKEI "President Ronald Reagan March" on Aurora (ACD 5049)
LOTTI Requiem
MAHLER 'Adagietto' Sym No 5
MAHLER 'Resurrection' Symphony
MOZART Flute Quartet in C. G'frorer, fl.,et al. CBC MVCD1143
MOZART Requiem
MOZETICH Postcards from the Sky. CBC Vancouver Orchestra. CBC SMCD5200
PALESTRINA Requiem, Missa pro defunctis
PAULUS Pilgrims' Hymn, setting of a text by poet and University of Minnesota professor Michael Dennis Browne. Dale Warland Singers CD (American Choral Catalog #123). This music originally appeared as the closing chorus of Paulus's church opera "The Three Hermits"
PURCELL Queen Mary funeral music
RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess
RUTTER Clare Benediction
RUTTER Gaelic Blessing
SCHELLE Komm, Jesu komm
SCHUBERT Concerto in F, op 166 (Op Post)
SIBELIUS "Valse Triste"
TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Trad. Shall We Gather at the River, Anonymous 4

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President Kennedy

Ruffles and Flourishes
Hail to the Chief
O God of Loveliness.
Our Fallen Heroes,
Holy, Holy, Holy
The Vanished Army
Beethoven "Funeral March
The R.B. Hall "Funeral March
Onward Christian Soldiers
Chopin "Funeral March the hymn,
Vigor in Arduis" (Hymn to the Holy Name),
America the Beautiful.
Above the Hills of Time the Cross Is Gleaming" (Londonderry Air),
Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Dona Nobis Pacem
The Brown Haired Maiden
The Badge of Scotland,"
The 51st Highland Division
The Barren Rocks of Aden
Pray for the dead”. Hymn
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
The Star spangled Banner
Mist Covered Mountain."
Eternal Father, Strong to Save

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President Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan
The Organ Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
“Just as I am” from Gospel Preludes William Bolcom (b. 1938)
Two Chorale Preludes:
O Welt, ich mu??dich lassen, Op. 122, No. 3 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Herzlich tut mich verlangen, Op. 122, No. 10
Aria Paul Manz (b. 1919)
Erik Wm. Suter, Cathedral Organist
Choral No. 3 in A Minor César Franck (1822-1890)
Psalm Prelude, Set II, No. 2 Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Symphonie Gothique, Op. 70 Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Andante Sostenuto
“The Peace may be exchanged.” (from Rubrics) Dan Locklair (b. 1949)
Sonata No. 2 in C, Op. 65 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Grave – Adagio
Allegro maestoso e vivace – Fuga, Allegro Moderato
Scott Hanoian, Assistant Organist and Choirmaster
Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068 Johann Sebastian Bach
Adagio from Symphony No. 44 in E minor (Trauersinfonie) Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
Chacony in G minor Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
arr. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
How lovely is thy dwelling place, from Ein deutsches Requiem Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Pilgrim’s Hymn Stephen Paulus (b. 1949)
Swing low, sweet chariot arr. Alice Parker/Robert Shaw
Be still, my soul Jean Siberia (1865-1957)
arr. Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)
Dance of the Blessed Spirits Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Larghetto from Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 20 Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Preghiera from Suite No. 4 in G, Op. 61 (Mozartiana) Peter Illich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
ANTHEM – FAIRE IS THE HEAVEN William H. Harris (1883-1973)
—Text by Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) in 1596
ANTHEM – AND I SAW A NEW HEAVEN Edgar L. Bainton (1880-1956)
—Revelation 21:1-4
SOLO – AVE MARIA (Op. 52, No. 6) Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)
Ronan Tynan, Irish Tenor
by C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918) in 1916
—Text by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889) in 1858
ANTHEM: BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic
ANTHEM – AMAZING GRACE tune: New Britain
Ronan Tynan, Tenor
from Beethoven, Ninth Symphony

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Princess Diana

I vow to thee my country
The King of Love Psalm 23 version
Make me a channel of your Peace
Candle in the Wind special version Elton John
Welsh Hymn Cwm Rhondd
Verdi’s Requiem (Partial)

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