Music during a Funeral or Memorial Service

Memorial and funeral service music is quite an important factor during funeral and memorial services. The effect the appropriate type of music has on guests can be quite calming if chosen correctly, even while the service may be difficult to attend. Most people expect some type of music during the service, therefor browse through selections of funeral music and find something that’s suits the service you are preparing and also your loved one.

If you would like to choose a song, or songs, pay a attention to the lyrics and what the song is conveying. It should be suitable for the service. It is also a good idea to choose songs that your loved one enjoyed. You can play music at the beginning while guests are arriving and seating, as well as when the formal part of the service has concluded.

If you need help choosing funeral songs, read our article about funeral songs.


Remember to:

  • Offer the guests the lyrics to the songs, and encourage guests to sing together. Lyrics can be included in your funeral program.
  • Choose songs or music that does a good job of representing your loved one’s culture and ethnic background.
  • Optionally, you could have some live music by friends, family and even children
  • Create CD’s with all the music from the funeral or memorial service to give to guests as a keepsake.