The growing number of non-religious funerals held throughout the UK has seen a significant rise in variation when it comes to music. Our funeral directors, who cover the Leverstock Green area of Hertfordshire, have witnessed many of these musical changes for themselves, even when they are asked to attend a religious service or ceremony.
Traditional funerals have always been a bastion for popular hymns. While familiar anthems such as “The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended” and the perennially popular “Abide with Me” are still regularly heard at traditional funerals in Leverstock Green, our funeral directors tend to hear more modern songs at the non-religious ceremonies they attend.
Did you know, for example, that a recent survey listed “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” as the most popular song to be played at funerals in the current day? The theme to Match of the Day, “Angels” by Robbie Williams and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Gerry and the Pacemakers are all recorded as modern top ten funeral songs.
THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE APPROPRIATE MUSIC
Our funeral directors speak to customers from Leverstock Green at great length with regards to their musical choices and, as long as the piece has no offensive connotations, we’ll always do our best to accommodate it within a service. Churches, in particular, are much more relaxed these days over what can, and cannot, be played as part of a funeral.
Most churches and crematoriums in and around the Leverstock Green area have the facilities to play your choice of music but our funeral directors can make arrangements for your own (or hired) equipment to be available on the day. Some of our previous customers have even had live music played at non-religious funerals we’ve arranged for them.
Whatever it is you want for your final farewell to a love one, our funeral directors in Leverstock Green will be there to make it happen. Even though the immediate days following a bereavement will be difficult, J & S Funerals will always be on hand to make sure your ideas and arrangements are handled with care and sensitivity.