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MUSIC AT FUNERALS

Over the years the taste and acceptability of music selection at funerals has changed. In the past only music of a

religious nature and traditional hymns have been played or sung. Nowadays all categories of music, such as the

person’s favourite pop song, classical or even comical songs are becoming acceptable to congregations as a fitting

tribute to remember the person by.

 

Churches, Crematoria and Cemetery Chapels often have a keyboard of some description and/or recorded music

systems as part of their service. Many Crematoria have The Wesley System installed, which is an Internet based

music library that provides all types of music in varying tempos or performer specific selections. However, if this

is not available, you may provide your own music CDs, which should be transported to the venue in advance for

testing on their systems. Any recorded music supplied on the day is not guaranteed of being playable.

 

It is acceptable to engage groups of singers, musicians or choirs to perform at the services provided that plenty

of notice is given to the service venue. In these instances, we strongly recommend that you reserve a double

appointment at Crematoria or Cemetery Chapels to allow for setting up time, the service and clearing the chapel

afterwards.

piano keys

Many Crematoria have

The Wesley System

installed, that provides all

types of music in varying

tempos or performer

specific selections.