Funeral Music

So with each passing year,  thoughts turn to the inevitable final curtain. So what pieces of music or songs are you considering for your funeral and why 

Choice obviously changes but at present Iโ€™m leaning towards, Faure-In Paradisum and Yes -To Be Over simply because I think they wil suit the occasion

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Butterworths 'On the Banks of the Green Willow', Because my family know that it is one of my favourite pieces of music. It is pastoral, uplifting but thoughtful. And it identifies me very much with a countryside that i love.

After that I want everyone to at least smile as they remember me. 

If they ever play one piece of mournful tosh, ancient or modern, I have warned them I will come back and haunt them!

Music to placate the living attendees seems most appropriate, so let them decide. Music to mollify the deceased seems pointless. Your life lived and the memories you produced define your legacy. No piece of music played at your funeral will alter that.

Four pieces.

Bowie's "Subterraneans":

"Hole in the Ground" by Bernard Cribbins (a great George Martin production, this):

Throbbing Gristle's "Maggot Death":

And finally, Can's majestic "Future Days" (the full 9:30 version of course, rather than the edit):

Yes,...I do not know if we have a high average age here on the forum ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜, but now there are no topics that surprise me anymore.
I'm not even thinking about my funeral music, but I still want to say good luck to those of you who do it.

/Peder ๐Ÿ™‚

Any funerals I have attended, cremations especially, are pretty quick to despatch the deceased, often with "My way" by Franck Sinatra. Usually just an excerpt.

I would like Wagner's Seigfreid's Funeral Music. All the 15 minutes or so. It would clear the crematorium or probably just switch it off double quick.

Next please.

Douglas.

I don

douglas posted:

Any funerals I have attended, cremations especially, are pretty quick to despatch the deceased, often with "My way" by Franck Sinatra. Usually just an excerpt.

I would like Wagner's Seigfreid's Funeral Music. All the 15 minutes or so. It would clear the crematorium or probably just switch it off double quick.

Next please.

Douglas.

Ironically it was Wagner's Seigfreid's Funeral Music that was the gateway to my step towards Classical Music.  So for me this music was the birth of a new world crafted by the genius of Wagner.

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