Choosing Music for a Service

Published: April 24, 2023
by Paul R. Young Funeral
cremation services in Mount Healthy OH

The music you choose for a loved one’s service is something that not everyone thinks about but it is something that can have a huge impact on the entire service. If you are making arrangements for your loved one and are not sure about what music options to choose, there are some tips that can help. Here are the things that providers of cremation services in Mount Healthy, OH want you to know about choosing the right music options.  


One of the things that you have to decide early on in the process is whether you want live or recorded music. That is important. Some people are working with a smaller budget and that can mean that they may not be able to afford hiring musicians. If that is the case, then you want to consider recorded music.  


You want to also think about the type of service you want to have for your loved one. Providers of funerary services want you to remember that the kind of music you would have for a traditional funeral is not what you should choose for a celebration of life. It is important to consider the type of service so that you can get the right mood with the music. This can help the grieving process and can even help people who are dealing with a lot of grief.  


Think about your loved one’s preferences. If the person was not religious or if they did not like classical music, you do not want to have that kind of music at their service. It is always a good idea to try to find pieces that your loved would enjoyed, and that are still appropriate for a funeral service. If you are not sure about music options your loved one liked, you can ask other family members and friends of the deceased. 


It is perfectly fine to choose secular pieces for the service. You want to remember that if you do go for secular options, you want to take the time to read through the lyrics. Even if you have heard the piece many times, you still want to check the lyrics are appropriate. If they are not but you still want to have the melody playing, try to find an instrumental version of the piece.  


These are some of the things that you want to consider when getting ready to make arrangements for the service of a loved one. It is important to consider the music so that you can really set the mood for it and so that you can showcase who your loved one was. Take the time to ask for recommendations from people who knew your loved one and to read the lyrics to any secular pieces you choose. To learn more about this or to get started making arrangements, you can reach out to a Mount Healthy, OH cremation services provider like us. You can give us a call right now or you can visit us today to learn more about what we can offer our clients.  

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