Funeral Music

Music can be an important part of a funeral ceremony. Bowmusique can arrange the appropriate music and ensemble to provide a suitable musical tribute.

Music is played at several points in the funeral Mass:

  • As the mourners arrive
  • For the arrival of the coffin or the family
  • During the Offertory Procession
  • For the sign of peace
  • During Holy Communion
  • For the blessing of the coffin
  • As the coffin leaves the church

Feel free to contact us to inquire about this service.

String Ensembles for Funerals


If there is a song/piece of music you would like that is not listed below we will do our utmost to arrange it for you if possible

Air on a G String – Bach
An Chúilfhionn – Traditional
Arioso – Bach
Ashokan Farewell –Jay Ungar
Ave Maria – Caccinni/Bach – Gounod/Schubert
Ave Verum – Mozart
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Be Still, My Soul
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Cavalleria Rusticana – Intermezzo – Mascagni

Eagles Wings – Joncas
Gabriel’s Oboe – Morricone
Going Home
Lascia Chio Piagna – Handel
Laudate Dominum – Mozart
Meditation – Massenet
Nearer, My God, to Thee
Panis Angelicus – Franck
Pavane – Faure
Pie Jesu – Lloyd Webber
Saint-Saens – The Swan