Choosing the Perfect Songs for the Funeral Service

By: George Darte
Friday, November 26, 2021

At George Darte Funeral Home we have seen families struggle with choosing the appropriate funeral music. You need to identify something meaningful while ensuring it isn’t likely to agitate or upset family members or attendees. Here are some useful tips to help you pick the best options:

1. Classical Music

Classical music is the safest option as it can be quite comforting. There are many violin and piano pieces with an emotional rhythm and soothing feel that’s suitable for funerals. Cellos and violins help reflect the human voice’s raw emotion, so you can surely find something suitable.

2. Favourite Songs

Many families opt for their loved one’s preferred genres, songs, or artists for funerals. They might not be the ideal choice for some, however, they add a personalized touch to the funeral service. You need to ensure that the music and songs you select are suitable for this event and won’t cause undue stress to attendees. Discuss all your choices with family and include songs in your list once others approve.

3. Unique Songs

Sometimes family members select songs that reflect their loved one’s character and are pretty unique. They shortlist songs with lyrics that strike a note and offer some solace to the mourning family. Although this choice is not free of risk, it’s a great way to add a special touch to the funeral service.

It’s best to discuss all options with close family members and get their input on the matter. Always ensure that no one has objections to your choices and then finalize the list of songs. You can give the funeral playlist to the funeral director who will ensure it’s played during the service.

For more details, please call George Darte Funeral Home at 905-937-4444 or use our contact form. One of our team members will call you shortly to answer your queries.

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