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Funeral music
The funeral ceremony is an expression of love and respect for the departed person. The musical accompaniment of the funeral allows you to adequately carry out the deceased on his last journey. The orchestra at the funeral plays calm and solemn music. Sad melodies help to realize and experience the feeling of loss, cope with their own grief and feel the breath of eternity.
What are the instruments at a funeral: violin, cello, brass band, trumpet, French horn, trombone and trumpets. The funeral orchestra consists of 4-6 musicians. But for a magnificent ceremony, you can order a performance of a large orchestra of 20-30 people.

History of funeral music

In the culture of every nation there is funeral music. The first mourning melodies sounded on earth in the days of Ancient Egypt. In Kievan Rus it was customary to bury the dead under the reading of Church Psalms and lamentations of mourners. The tradition of playing military marches at funerals was introduced by Peter I. under the accompaniment of the orchestra, only soldiers and nobles who have services to the state were said goodbye.

Classical funeral music originated in the XVIII century. Mourning melodies came from the pen of Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Verdi, Mendelssohn, Chopin and other famous composers. Funeral marches, Requiem and funeral melodies became popular in Europe and in Imperial Russia. This Noble tradition was not rejected in Soviet times, and became popular. Nowadays, it is increasingly possible to hear a classical orchestra at a funeral.

brass band at the funeral

How to choose a funeral repertoire

At the funeral it is customary to play emotional touching music. There is no single list of tunes that are mandatory. For the ceremony, you can choose funeral marches and Requiem, classical melodies, themes from movies. The orchestra can play favorite songs of the deceased or music that is associated with the deceased.

Classic funeral melodies:

  • Frederic Chopin. «funeral March."
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky "in the Church".
  • F. Liszt "Mourning gondola".
  • V. A. Mozart " Lacrimosa "("Requiem").
  • J. G. Ropartz"bells of death".
  • R. Wagner " the Death of the gods."

The repertoire can include songs by contemporary artists, domestic or foreign. Jan Frankel's "Cranes" and Celine Dion's "Goodbye" will be appropriate at the funeral ceremony.

Funeral music doesn't have to be fun or danceable. But deviations from the classical canons are permissible if the relatives of the deceased wish it.

Military band for funeral

To say goodbye to a military man requires a special musical accompaniment of the funeral. It is customary to play military marches and bravura solemn music at the funerals of servicemen. Military music expresses the grief of loved ones, honors the merits of the deceased.

What music is played at military funerals:

  • National anthem of Ukraine.
  • N. Zubov, March "for the glory of the Fatherland".
  • L. Beethoven "to the death of a hero".
  • Vladimir Agapov"farewell of Slav".

military band at funeral

Military music at the funeral leaves a feeling of light sadness, concentration and peace. Rhythms of funeral marches calm friends and relatives of the deceased, help to realize and survive the loss of a loved one.

how is the orchestra performing

The music band comes to the funeral in advance. The first performance begins during the gathering of the participants of the ceremony. At the meeting sounds light sad music, permeated with light notes. When you take out the music becomes more sad and shrill. It allows you to feel the full pain of loss, focus on your feelings and experiences.

The second time the musicians perform at the cemetery. On road sound solemn marches. During the farewell, the music becomes hysterical, conveying the pain of friends and family, symbolizing the crying for the departed person. The third performance can be held during the memorial meal, if the relatives of the deceased so wish. At the Wake sound calm and quiet melodies. Funeral music does not interfere with the meal and remember the deceased with kind words.

Order a funeral band

In the funeral Agency "century" you can order an orchestra for the funeral in Kiev. We will select the repertoire for the ceremony, taking into account your wishes. The price of the service depends on the number of musicians, the number and duration of performances. We will arrange the delivery of musicians and instruments to the place of the ceremony. You do not have to worry about the organization of musical accompaniment of the funeral.

Prices for funeral

Social - 4500 UAH
Standard - 6500 UAH
Optimal - 10600 UAH
Prestigious - 22500 UAH
Elite - 53700 UAH
Premium - 142300 UAH
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