Most Popular Funeral Music

Music has always played an important part in funeral and memorial services. Today, perhaps, more than ever as services are increasingly about celebrating a life. So, while hymns remain important, they are today joined more and more by favourite personal choices of either classical pieces or popular songs that perhaps evoke happy memories.

Here are a selection of the most popular choices played at Kirkleatham Memorial Park & Crematorium:


  1. Cavalleria rusticana – Pietro Mascagni
  2. Canon in D  – Johann Pachelbel
  3. Nimrod – Edward Elgar
  4. Adagio for strings – Samuel Barber
  5. Cavatina – John Williams


  1. Time To Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli/Sarah Brightman
  2. My Way – Frank Sinatra
  3. We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
  4. Moonlight Serenade – Glen Miller
  5. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Monty Python


  1. The Lord’s My Shepherd
  2. Abide With Me
  3. All Things Bright & Beautiful
  4. Eternal Father, Strong To Save
  5. How Great Thou Art

We regularly publish our “Chapel Attendant’s Choice” to our Facebook page, why not take a look and have a listen:

Music Requests

We use the Obitus media system to provide a wide-ranging choice of popular and classical songs and music. Many of these choices are already held in our music library at the Crematorium, and you can search and listen to 30-second samples of all this music on the Obitus website.

  1. Select “Music Library” or “Hymn Library”
  2. Enter the password “Memoria”
  3. Enter the title and/or and select “Search”

If we do not already have your preferred music, please contact your funeral director who can place a special order with Obitus for you.

Go to the Obitus website

Additional Information

We can also provide a recording of the complete service on audio CD, or with visuals on a DVD, Blu-ray or USB memory stick.