Tony White
Organist, Choirmaster, Worship Leader

Funeral Music page

Some Funeral Music Suggestions

Before the service

Choral prelude  ‘Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier’ – JS Bach
Choral prelude ‘Herzlich thut michverlangen’ – JS Bach

Choral prelude ‘O Mensch, bewain dein’ Sunde gross’ – JS Bach
Air from suite number 3 in D (Air on a G String) – JS Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring – JS Bach
Trois Gymnopedies  - Erik Satie
Chorale Prelude on Rhosymedre – Ralph Vaughan-Williams
Ave Maria  - Gounod
Nimrod – Edward Elgar

Solemn Melody – Walford-Davies

After the Service – Reflective Music
Elegy – George Thalben Ball
Largo from Xerxes by Handel
Prelude in E Minor from Eight Short Preludes and Fugues – JS Bach
Sheep may Safely Graze  - JS Bach
Clair de Lune - Debussy

After the Service – Triumphant Music
‘La Rejouissance’ from Music for the Royal Fireworks

Trumpet Tune from Suite in D – John Stanley
Choral Song in C – SS Wesley
Allegro from Symphony No2 – Felix Mendelssohn
Fugue from Sonata No6 - Felix Mendelssohn
Heut’ triumphiret Gottes Sohn – JS Bach
Ode to Joy from Symphony 9 – Ludwig van Beethoven

Chorale Prelude on Nun Danket Alle Gott – Sigfried Karg-Elert

A Selection of Hymns


Reflective Hymns

Abide with me

The Lord’s my Shepherd
Lord of all Hopefulness
I Vow to Thee my Country
Dear Lord and Father of mankind

The King of Love my Shepherd is
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord

Great Is Thy Faithfulness
The Old Rugged Cross
Rock of Ages


Rousing Hymns
Jerusalem (And did Those Feet in ancient time)
Guide me O thou great redeemer
Morning has broken
Love Divine, all loves excelling
All things Bright and Beautiful
Lead us, heavenly Father lead us
How great Thou art

Onward Christian Soldiers

Eternal Father strong to save