Music at Funerals

Music plays an important part in many people’s lives and can bring back many memories and that is why music should or could be part of the funeral service.

During the service, recorded music can be played or hymns can be sung accompanied by an organist. The crematoria have resident organists who are very talented and can play most types of music that may be requested. Naval personnel may choose to have a bugler playing ‘The Last Post’.  We can arrange all of these, and also bagpipes etc.

At the start of the service music is usually played as the mourners and coffin go into the chapel. During a half-hour chapel time there is generally time for two hymns to be sung, or pieces of music to listen to, and then a final piece can be played at the end of the service, as people leave the chapel.

If the service time is 40 – 45 minutes, then more time can be allocated to music and so on.

All music at most crematoria has to be uploaded onto a system supplied by ‘Obitus’ or ‘Wesley Media’. They have a vast library of music inc. hymns, classical and popular music. Any they do not have, they can usually source, but they will not use any downloads from ‘Youtube’ due to Copyright issues.

Obitus also supply webcasts and these can be just live (to be watched at the time) or live and a 28-day download facility, (these are the most popular). They can usually also supply DVD’s or Memory Stick options.  A link will be sent to us and we will send this out to the family, along with instructions on how to log in.

Music at Funerals

Music plays an important part in many people’s lives and can bring back many memories and that is why music should or could be part of the funeral service.

During the service, recorded music can be played or hymns can be sung accompanied by an organist. The crematoria have resident organists who are very talented and can play most types of music that may be requested. Naval personnel may choose to have a bugler playing ‘The Last Post’.  We can arrange all of these, and also bagpipes etc.

At the start of the service music is usually played as the mourners and coffin go into the chapel. During a half-hour chapel time there is generally time for two hymns to be sung, or pieces of music to listen to, and then a final piece can be played at the end of the service, as people leave the chapel.

If the service time is 40 – 45 minutes, then more time can be allocated to music and so on.

Our local crematoria have use of the media system Obitus. We will use this system to upload music choices, and also any visual life tributes with photograph as you wish.  Alternatively, to watch a webcast, login details will be forwarded to the family for sharing.

Contact Us

Fareham

Westbury Road Fareham,
Hampshire, PO16 7XU
(Parking Available)

Phone: 01329 282711
Email: funerals@coghlan.net

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 - 17:00

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
(24 Hours Support)

Gosport

129 Forton Road, Gosport,
Hampshire, PO12 4TQ
(Parking Available)

Phone: 023 9258 0074
Email: gosport@coghlan.net

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 - 17:00

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
(24 Hours Support)