A Selection of Instrumental Funeral Music
Music seems to say what the heart has trouble finding the words for.
A formal funeral may include a selection of music by Bach, Chopin, Fauvre, Brahms, or Schubert – often played on the organ or by a single pianist, guitarist, flutist, or vocalist.
It is perfectly acceptable in some settings to play a tape of your favorite compositions.
Here are a number of instrumental music selections, mostly classical, for services both formal and informal that I have collected over the years.
A selection of videos of several of these instrumental selections:
Chopin Funeral March
Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Gluck
Preludes Chopin Op.28
Elegy by Faure
An Ending by Brian Eno