Choosing the Perfect Songs for the Funeral Service

By: Danny Amoruccio
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Music can create a comforting environment at a funeral or memorial service. It can help people remember fond memories and set the right tone. However, it would be best if you chose the right songs to have a good impact. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we recommend the tips mentioned below:

1. Favorite Artist or Album

Choosing a track for a deceased loved one's favorite artist or album can add a personal touch. Explore their music collection for songs they liked and select something appropriate for funerals.

2. Be Mindful of the Lyrics

Read the lyrics carefully before choosing a song for a funeral service. Avoid songs that are too raunchy, upbeat, or have explicit lyrics, even if the deceased family member loved them. Inappropriate songs may distress grieving individuals and cause them additional pain. You must make sure there’s nothing offensive about the song.

3. Stick with Instrumentals

There's an extensive collection of songs available today, so it can be challenging to choose a good option. When in doubt, stick with instrumentals. They set a pleasant tone and don't have any offensive lyrics. You can always choose a loved one's favorite instrument for this purpose. For example, pick instrumentals if your loved one liked to play a particular instrument.

4. Sets The Right Tone

Select music that sets the right tone for a funeral. For example, soft and sweet piano instrumentals are appropriate because they create a comfortable atmosphere. You can also choose a rock ballad; the lyrics are right and deliver the right message. Don't pick songs that may clash with a funeral service's vibe.

If you want to know about memorial services or need to book a service, give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on 203 222 8646 or contact us through our online form.

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