Music is collective and communal. Music can bring people together and although often seen as entertainment, it has the power to evoke emotions.
Music can play a vital role in celebrating the life of a lost loved one.
You can choose your own music to play at a funeral. A funeral service is seen as a celebration of life, and if a song can encourage this sentiment, it’s nice to have it as part of the ceremony.
Live music adds a special something to a funeral service. It’s more personal, more immediate and adds extra interest in a service celebrating a life.
Here at Love’s, we have had requests for several different forms of live music, including the bugle, bagpipes and a very personal acoustic guitar piece played by Matthew, a Celebrant we work closely with at Love’s.
In military tradition, the Last Post is the bugle call, that signifies the end of the day’s activities. It is also sounded at military funerals to indicate that the soldier has gone to his final rest and at commemorative services such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.
The bagpipes have been commemorating the loss of loved ones with music at funeral services for hundreds of years. Many people associate bagpipes with funerals, and this is because they powerfully touch our deepest emotions; the haunting voice of the bagpipe express feelings that words alone may fail to convey.
The acoustic guitar is one of the most adaptable instruments and is perfect for gentle settings like funerals.
Here at Love’s Independent Funeral Directors, we take the personal wishes of family and friends very seriously and are here to Listen and understand the message that is to be conveyed by the music played.