Choosing the Perfect Songs for the Funeral Service

By: Louis Bruno
Friday, March 13, 2020

Choosing funeral music can be challenging. You need to find something meaningful but ensure it isn’t likely to upset attendees or family members. At Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, we have seen several families struggle to decide what kind of music is appropriate for a loved one’s funeral. Here are some tips that can help you find the best option:

1. Classical Music – The Safest Choice

Classical music is the safest choice and it can also be very comforting. There are several piano and violin pieces that have the emotional feel and soothing rhythm suitable for funerals. Violins and cellos come close to emulating the raw emotion of the human voice so you can definitely find something that fits.

2. Favorite Music – The Personal Choice

Many people choose their loved one’s favorite songs, artists, or genres in funerals. They may not be the safest choice, but they do give a funeral service a more personal feel. You just need to make sure the pieces are suitable for such events and won’t cause unnecessary pain to attendees. Discuss your choices with other family members and add songs to your list only if others approve.

3. Unique Songs – The Risky Choice

Some family members choose unique songs that are a great reflection of the loved one’s character. They find music with lyrics that truly resonates with them and offers solace to grieving family members. While this is a risky choice, it can add something special to the funeral service. Ask other family members for opinions on the music and make sure no one has any objections before including the pieces in a funeral playlist.

If you want to know about memorial services or cremation, don’t hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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