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Music at your funeral.

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scogirl
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#21 Post by scogirl » September 24th, 2007, 10:29 am

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My husband wants this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmS41_JdVLg

It's either super appropriate or super innapropriate... I can't decide! :laughter:
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#22 Post by Maria Mac » September 24th, 2007, 11:29 am

I'd say that's a good choice, scogirl.

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#23 Post by JoelWildtree » September 28th, 2007, 8:30 pm

I'd have to go with one of the greatest songs ever, Pink Floyd's Echos.
Or possibly a bit of the softer side of Opeth, Closure.

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#24 Post by DougS » September 29th, 2007, 4:20 pm

Pachabel's Canon going in, Mozart's Rondo a la Turca going out and something from Simon and/or Garfunkel for the period of reflection in the middle.

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#25 Post by Bryn » October 3rd, 2007, 6:59 pm

For my funeral I fancy "The Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden.

I'm coming back! I will return!
I'll possess your body, and I'll make it burn.
I have the fire. I have the force.
I have the power to make my evil take its course!



:twisted:


(Suggest posts about whether a funeral ceremony is actually wanted are split off to a separate thread?)

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#26 Post by Maria Mac » October 3rd, 2007, 7:07 pm

Bryn wrote:
(Suggest posts about whether a funeral ceremony is actually wanted are split off to a separate thread?)
Done - they are now in a separate thread here. I'm shifting this thread to the Culture Club.

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#27 Post by verte » October 4th, 2007, 4:03 am

"Hundreds of Sparrows" by Sparklehorse.
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#28 Post by fiscalli » October 4th, 2007, 6:24 pm

My husband wants this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmS41_JdVLg

It's either super appropriate or super innapropriate... I can't decide!
_________________I'll help you decide, appropriate but banal.

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#29 Post by Zoe » October 15th, 2007, 5:14 pm

I heard Garth Brooks The Dance for the first time in a very long time today. For some reason it's a song that always makes me feel emotional and I think it could be a good one for a send off - mine or my husband's.

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain but I'd have had to miss the dance

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#30 Post by Zeston » December 17th, 2007, 5:07 am

"Salley Garden" because alot of people have heard me sing it. My family and friends say they think of me when they hear it. :love:

I love Enya and Loreena McKennitt, so "Close To Home" and "Dante's Prayer" would be fitting.

However, I've always wanted a New Orleans funeral, so maybe a great Swing song should finish it on a high note. :)

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#31 Post by Noggin » December 18th, 2007, 12:14 pm

Zeston wrote:
However, I've always wanted a New Orleans funeral, so maybe a great Swing song should finish it on a high note. :)
I love that idea, Zeston!

I went to a funeral once that had a swing band playing because it was a band member who'd died. It was fantastic! The ceremony was held in a hall decorated with balloons and was conducted entirely by family members. The celebrant simply acted as MC.

It's really nice to have music that people associate with the deceased. In my case it would probably be something like 'Moon River'.
It is the still and silent sea that drowns a man. -- Old Norse Proverb

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#32 Post by Ninny » December 18th, 2007, 4:45 pm

I don't understand this thread. At my funeral, I shall be dead - so what do I care about the music?

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#33 Post by Fia » December 18th, 2007, 7:02 pm

I think, Ninny, that funerals are not for you, but for your the people who mourn you. And if, in life, you can have indicated what music - and other elements - reflect you, then it holds a twofold purpose:

1. To have your own choice reflecting your life and personality at your funeral makes it far more meaningful to those who mourn you. So they can get on with their lives with a little of you in their hearts.

2. It helps your nearest and dearest when the time comes. It is so hard to second guess what someone might have liked, especially when they are mourning. We don't discuss death enough IMHO. In my experience doing so with your family when all is well can be a fascinating, cathartic and useful conversation or ten.



At my memorial (I've talked on another thread about why there will be no funeral, which has been thoroughly discussed with my children) it must be "the Bright Side of Life" at the end and "Mother Earth" by War somewhere else. I have said so often it has saxophone to die for :laughter:

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#34 Post by Lucretius » December 20th, 2007, 10:17 pm

Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture
Schubert - Ave Maria
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#35 Post by jaywhat » December 21st, 2007, 3:23 pm

If your nearest and dearest do not know what music you liked (or not) how near and dear are they?

Ninny will get what I want, if I am around.

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#36 Post by Ninny » December 21st, 2007, 5:50 pm

The Sound of Silence, perhaps?

I quite like the idea of Jaywhat at my funeral saying, "she hated the Beatles", and playing one of their dreary songs. People could say, "still bickering, those two!"

(Actually, Jaywhat, I have no intention of predeceasing you! Love you too much to leave you. xx)

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#37 Post by Alan H » December 21st, 2007, 6:31 pm

Ninny wrote:(Actually, Jaywhat, I have no intention of predeceasing you! Love you too much to leave you. xx)
*Note to Admin: Is this the right thread for such blatent and unadulterated soppiness?* :grin:
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#38 Post by Alan C. » December 21st, 2007, 7:41 pm

Ninny
The Sound of Silence, perhaps?
Ninny that was one of my
choices in the OP.
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#39 Post by Maria Mac » December 21st, 2007, 8:54 pm

Alan H wrote:
Ninny wrote:(Actually, Jaywhat, I have no intention of predeceasing you! Love you too much to leave you. xx)
*Note to Admin: Is this the right thread for such blatent and unadulterated soppiness?* :grin:
Blatant soppiness is allowed. However, Speaking ill of the Beatles, however, merits a formal warning.


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#40 Post by Nick » December 21st, 2007, 11:10 pm

Talking of whom, how about this?

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#41 Post by Thomas » December 22nd, 2007, 8:44 am

:laughter: Excellent but perhaps not really suitable for a funeral!

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