What do you want to have played at your funeral?
I’m always joking with friends that, when I go, they’d better be prepared for a lo-o-o-o-o-o-ng service, because I’ve got this mile-long list of music that MUST be played.
“The Long Day Closes” by Sir Arthur Sullivan
“As Torrents in Summer,” by Sir Edward Elgar
All of the German Requiem, or if time is limited, just the 2nd and 4th movements
The largo from the New World Symphony
All of the Mozart Requiem, or if time is limited, just the Lacrymosa
All of the Faure Requiem – yeah, the whole thing
The 23rd psalm from the Rutter Requiem
That amazing Chanticleer arrangement of “Calling My Children Home” (NB to family & friends: You’ll engage Chanticleer for my funeral, right?)
And last, but not least, for my nearest and dearest who’ve endured all this (with the help of plenty-O-booze flowing)…
“Oh, Lord, I’m on My Way,” from Porgy & Bess
So, what is on your list of must-have music when you shed this earthly coil?