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How do you choose music for a funeral? Which songs are appropriate for a service or Mass?

As the Music Director at a Catholic Church, as well as in my own family, I know this process can often feel rushed. Whether you want to choose a song for a simple gathering, a Christian service, or a Catholic Mass, this site is designed to make it a little easier with musical suggestions and a planner to print. Recorded simply with voice and piano, one verse excerpts of each song can be found below. Songs are personal, they evoke a span of emotions from sadness to peace and joy. Choose songs that speak to you.  -Rochelle Bard

All I Ask of You, by Gregory Norbet
00:49
Amazing grace, traditional hymn
00:43
Ave Maria by Schubert
01:55
Ave Maria by Gregory Norbet, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard, www.catholicfuneralmusic.com
01:07
Ave Verum by Mozart, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
01:19
Be Not Afraid by Bob Dufford, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard, www.catholicfuneralmusic.com
01:15
Celtic Song of farewell, tune of Danny Boy
01:19
Eternal Father, Strong to Save. Navy hymn with verses for every branch of military service
01:31
Gift of Finest Wheat (You satisfy the hungry heart) by John M. Talbot, www.catholicfuneralmusic.com
01:12
Here I am Lord, by Dan Schutte
01:31
Hosea by Gregory Norbet, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
01:31
How Great thou Art, S. Hine. Excerpt for funeral planning, organ and voice by Rochelle Bard
01:14
How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, by Aquino. Excerpt for funeral planning, sung by Rochelle Bard
01:22
I Have Loved You, by Michael Joncas, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard, www.catholicfuneralmusic.com
01:24
I Know That My Redeemer Lives, by Scott Soper
00:47
In the Arms of God, by Alonso. Excerpt for funeral planning.
01:59
Irish Blessing by Fabing. Excerpt for funeral planning.
01:21
Lady of Knock by Dana Scallon. Excerpt for funeral planning.
01:32
Let there be peace on earth, excerpt for funeral planning by Rochelle Bard
01:03
Lift High the Cross. Excerpt for funeral planning. Organ and voice by Rochelle Bard.
01:07
Lift High the Cross, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
01:01
Lord of All Hopefulness/ Be Thou My Vision
01:13
Morning Has Broken, traditional hymn
00:43
On Eagles Wings, by Michael Joncas
01:00
May the Road Rise to Meet You by Lori True, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
02:06
Panis Angelicus, by Cesar Franck
01:24
Prayer of St  Francis by Sebastian Temple, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
01:13
Saints of God, song of farewell option, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
01:24
Shelter me, O God, by B. Hurd, excerpt for funeral planning, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
01:07
Song of Farewell by E. Sands, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
01:18
Take up your cross, excerpt for funerals, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
01:35
When Love Is Found, o waly waly tune (the water is wide), voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
01:13
You Are Mine, excerpt for funeral planning, voice and piano by Rochelle Bard
01:03
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