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An appropriate piece of music played with sensitivity can add another dimension to the service in that it gives time for reflection and pause, particularly after a eulogy has been read. This can add a soothing moment to lighten the pressure and leave one feeling uplifted during the service. It also acts as a catalyst to release emotions, and provides an essential moment for every individual to say a private goodbye. Music lends dignity and structure to the occasion, and makes it unique and personal. Whether at a funeral or memorial service, the eloquence of great music can transform a painful ordeal into an event which will be remembered for ever.
Another important element of a funeral is often the singing of hymns. It is depressing when hardly anyone sings them; but it is hard to do when fighting back tears. All too often, the priest ends up singing the hymns on his own.
This is where musicians can transform the atmosphere; but in churches which possess a regular choir, the members are usually at work during the week, and cannot be called upon.
Recorded music is certainly better than no music, and for many popular songs or large-scale classical works CDs are the only practical solution.
But the benefits of live music cannot be exaggerated: it gives us a fleeting glimpse of timelessness, existing outside a world governed by the inexorable passing of minutes and ticking seconds.
Live music is therefore distinctive and profound. Sometimes a death causes such utter grief that no words are adequate. A live performance is by its very nature a unique event, taking the time and trouble to arrange a private performance of a beautiful piece of music is perhaps the most special thing one can ever do for someone.
If you would like to discuss this further please speak to us - we will be only too pleased to help and assist you.