Top ten classical funeral songs

If you're planning a funeral, read our top ten favourite classical pieces for funeral services.

Although modern music is becoming more and more popular in funeral services, classical music is still the traditional sound. Without lyrics, a congregation is free to feel the music and interpret their grief through the melodies, and a classical piece can mean a different thing to each individual mourner at a service, depending on what they need from it. Here is a list of our top ten favourite classical pieces for funerals, including the most common heavy-hitters and also a few of our own choices from a little further off the beaten track. You can hear our singers sing some of these pieces on our Listen page.

For more guidance, read our lists of top ten modern funeral songs, hymns and Musical Theatre songs.

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