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Are you looking to find some meaningful funeral music for a loved one? Maybe you are struggling to select a complete soundtrack that is both reflective and uplifting?

We have compiled our top ideas to make sure your ceremony includes the most meaningful funeral music to celebrate someone’s life. It is good to consider the type of music that you want to have at different stages of the ceremony from start to finish, and the sentiments you would like to bring to mind for your funeral guests.

Funeral Music for a Meaningful Entrance

When it comes to deciding the funeral music for your loved one’s entrance, we suggest choosing something that feels reflective and uplifting. You could decide on something with or without words to set the scene for the beginning of the ceremony.

Towner’s Tip: We love the heartfelt rendition of Hymn to the Fallen by Katherine Jenkins.

Classical Music for funerals

You may like to choose a selection of classical funeral music that evokes beautiful memories and heartwarming moments throughout the service. Classical music can be a great choice as it is accessible to people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

Towner’s Top 3 Classic Funeral Music Choices:

Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending
Debussy – Clair De Lune
Schubert – Ave Maria

Reflection Music for Funerals

Alongside celebrating someone’s life, funeral music can offer a moment to hold space for reflection and even sadness. Feelings of grief are very common after someone passes away and a reflective piece of music can put words to some of those feelings.

Towner’s Tip: Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve is a reflective and beautiful piece.

Uplifting Funeral Exit Music

Usually, people choose an uplifting piece of music to celebrate a person’s life and put a smile on the attendees' faces at the end of a funeral ceremony. Think about songs and artists that the deceased loved and brought them happiness and inspiration.

Towner’s Top 3 Uplifting Funeral Songs:

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Over the Rainbow
Rusted Root – Send Me on My Way

Talking With Your Loved Ones About Funeral Music

It can be difficult sometimes to discuss death and the end of life. At Towners, we believe in promoting interesting conversations about death so that it can be as healing and stress-free as possible. If you are preparing for the death of a loved one, consider asking them what funeral music they would like to have played. Although it can be a challenging topic, it can also mean that your loved one can have a meaningful and heartfelt send-off and be remembered in a way that truly resonates with them.


If you would like to discuss any areas of planning a funeral, please feel welcome to contact Towners by calling 01424 436 386 or via email at info@towners.co.uk. Our warm and empathic team are always happy to talk through any aspect including help deciding on the most beautiful funeral music for a loved one.

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