Choosing the Perfect Songs for a Funeral Service

By: Greg Hurd
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Music and songs can add a soothing atmosphere to the funeral service and bring a great deal of comfort to the grieving family and friends. Not all music is suitable for funerals and choosing the right playlist can be quite difficult. We have some suggestions that will help make the choice easier.

1. Traditional and Classical Music if you Want to Play it Safe

You can never go wrong with traditional and classical music. These styles are inoffensive, can fit in with the serious and somber theme of the funeral. Classical music can set the right atmosphere as well and you don’t have to spend much time choosing the songs.

2. The Decedent’s Musical Preference

If you want a more personalized funeral ceremony, consider the decedent’s musical preferences or any memories of them associated with music. For example, if the decedent was particularly fond of a band or genre of music, choose appropriate songs from the band or genre for the funeral. That will add a personal touch and help guests remember good memories.

3. Make Sure the Lyrics are Appropriate

People are more likely to feel saddened and hurt during a funeral service because their emotions are close to the surface. A song with poor lyrics can upset people and disturb the environment of the funeral. Take time to understand the lyrics of the song instead of just focusing on the rhythm. That will help you understand if the lyrics are suitable for the funeral and if they fit in with the theme.

4. Discuss with Family

Discuss the music choice with other family members to ensure everyone is comfortable with the song choices.

If you want to know more about funeral services and other details, don’t hesitate to call us at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to help. 

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