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    Found my funeral music, what's yours?

    Hello I have thought about this for some time and I think I have found my funeral music, it is the Adagio from Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata, Adagio and Fuga in C Major, here is the piece and the Adagio starts at the 5:05 marker:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNZ1AEuJ3lM


    But I thought I could also get a thread going about what other peoples music are for there funeral? Doesn't have to be classical really, whatever you have chosen regardless of genre.


    Also make sure you listen to the chord progression at the 8:00 marker, it's certainly worth it if you dont want to listen to the rest of the piece.

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    Always a good choice of music. For myself: I am an Episcopalian but have elected to be a donor and then cremated and have no service..only rites at the death bed if timing works for me. My immediate family do not attend any church and my parents have long passed.
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    It's a toss up for me, between Bach Passacaglia BWV582 or Purcell's "When I am laid in earth" not sure if there's an instrumental arrangement of the Purcell, I note the Stowkoski orchestral, some piano and a guitar. version on Youtube, so maybe there is an organ arrangement, - any volunteers to try it?
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    Come, Sweetest Death ... JS Bach ... as played by the late Virgil Fox on the John Wanamaker organ in Philadelphia, PA. Preceding that several of my own improvisations will be played (MP3 format recordings) and others can come and play something in my honor ... even corny organ pieces like Chicken Polka or whatever they want.

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    One of the pieces I'd like played would be , Farewell to Stromness, by Peter Maxwell Davies.

    But for my wedding, one of the pieces I chose was , Handel's Arrival of Queen of Sheba! The organist was a bit reluctant , but she played it well on the big day.


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    Might have this

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    Quote Originally Posted by SophiaL View Post
    Hello I have thought about this for some time and I think I have found my funeral music, it is the Adagio from Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata, Adagio and Fuga in C Major, here is the piece and the Adagio starts at the 5:05 marker:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNZ1AEuJ3lM


    But I thought I could also get a thread going about what other peoples music are for there funeral? Doesn't have to be classical really, whatever you have chosen regardless of genre.


    Also make sure you listen to the chord progression at the 8:00 marker, it's certainly worth it if you dont want to listen to the rest of the piece.
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    Keg on my Coffin, definitely!

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