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Funerals

Date: Wed, 3 Apr 1996 08:54:33 -0500 (EST)
From: David Janower
Subject: Funeral anthems

Here is a compilation of replies I received for anthems appropriate for
funeral services. *Thanks* to all who replied.

Campion, Thomas: Never Weather-Beaten Sail, in Invitation to the
Madrigal Vol 2, T. Dart. Also in Fellowes, Lutenist School, Campion volume.
(This worked *beautifully* at the service I conducted at last week.)

Charles Wood: Never Weather-Beaten Sail (text by Campion, music by Wood)
in The New Church Anthem Book, Oxford.

Michael Connolly: Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep, GIA G3847 (text is
the so-called "Indian Prayer")

Faure: In Paradisum, Pie Jesu (solo) from Requiem

Brahms: How Lovely... from Requiem - also final movement

Durufle: In Paradisum, Pie Jesu (solo), Lux Aeterna from Requiem

Howells: Requiem - any movement

Tavener: Funeral Ikos

arr. Mishkin: We Shall Walk Through the Valley (spiritual based on Psalm 23)

James Fritschel: In Peace and Joy (Martin Luther text)

Ives: glories on Glories from The Celestial Country (up-tempo)

Bach: Final chorale from St. John Passion

Bach: Final chorale from Komm, Jesu, Komm

Robert Young: When I am Dead (Rosetti) - Alliance Music

Mnay versions, settings, arrangements of Psalm 23


I hope I didn't miss any suggestions.

David Griggs-Janower
Albany Pro Musica &
The University at Albany, SUNY
228 Placid Drive
Schenectady, NY 12303-5118
518/356-9155



Date: Wed, 3 Apr 1996 09:02:44 -0500 (EST)
From: David Janower
Subject: funeral anthems

I found another page as soon as I logged off! Stan Baker suggests several
settings of "I am the resurrection and the life" from the funeral
sentences:

Dressler (Concordia), Scheidt, Milton, Morley and Vulpius

And of course there are the Purcell Funeral Sentences (Queen Mary): Man
that is born of women... In the midst of life... Thou knowest, Lord, the
secrets. Purcell has two settings of the last (3?). There's a setting
of Man that is born in Honegger's King David that could be excerpted.
And isn't there an Ode on the Death of John Blow, or do I have that
backwards?

David Griggs-Janower

on August 5, 2002 10:00pm
I am trying to find a good piece that has no religious connotation to it, it is a civil service, and to respect the wishes of the deceased, the songs must not have a religious connotation. So far, I can think of Fair thee well love, but no others, any ideas?
on September 10, 2003 10:00pm
I wrote "The Choir Invisible" with text from the poem by George Eliot. It can be used in either a sacred or secular setting for a funeral, for All Saints Day, or any memorial service. SATTB, piano, and violin obbligato. Must have a good men's section. You can see and hear the piece (digitized) by going to www.songsforall.com, clicking on "repertoire", and then clicking on the name of the piece. If you'd like a .pdf file of the score, e-mail me at kayne@songsforall.com.
on December 10, 2004 10:00pm
Eleanor Daley: In Remembrance from Requiem
on May 19, 2006 10:00pm
Try the madrigal "Death hath deprived me of my dearest friend" - Weelkes I think - in memory of Thomas Morley - stunning
on January 24, 2007 10:00pm
Please may I have the beautiful words to the Indian Prayer by Michael Connelly. thanks so much B. Goldman