Music for funerals

Thinking of booking live music for a funeral or memorial? When you lose someone who has meant a lot to you, words can feel inadequate. Live music at a funeral or memorial can help to create a beautiful moment during a time of grief and despair, and music can also help to put into words what is difficult. Here it is important that both the musicians and the choice of songs fit in with the ceremony, while showing respect for the relatives and the deceased.
Many choose to book a singer, a pianist or classical music for burial. It can be really beautiful with a last song, sung by a singer in the church, before the coffin is carried out, when the urn is placed in the ground or as part of another alternative ceremony. Some choose the singer to sing acapella or with piano accompaniment in church after the priest's sermon. 
Live music is a beautiful way to say goodbye while giving space to all the memories with the deceased. 

Perhaps the deceased had a favourite song that they wanted sung? Or perhaps you have a particular song you would like to hear that reminds you of the person you have lost? Our singers have sung many different songs on these occasions, and below we have collected some of the best songs for funerals or memorial services.

Live music at a funeral or burial can provide a much-needed break from all the practical work and grief, while allowing you to listen and reminisce. 

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Singer at funeral gives space to remember

Many choose to book a singer for burial. A singer can often fulfil a wish for a special song or expression that you have chosen for the ceremony. The right song will allow the bereaved to reflect and remember together. There should be room to let emotions run free without requiring anything special from the participants, as a hymn or a community song does. 

It is a great declaration of trust and thus a great responsibility as a musician to be invited into such an intimate and sensitive space as a funeral or burial. It is important that the musician behaves respectfully, professionally and with good intuition. The professional singer is able to put himself 'in the background' and let the song fill the space, without himself taking up too much space as a performer. 

We have a wide selection of singers, where the common denominator is professionalism and experience. All our singers take singing requests and they all have experience singing at funerals. They are all aware of the responsibility that falls to them - to give a beautiful, simple and personal interpretation of a song or two.

One piece of advice is to go for a voice that moves you and at the same time think about whether you want the singer to sing acapella, with piano - or guitar-accompaniment. Our singers have slightly different skills in terms of accompaniment, so choose a singer who sings in the setup you envision. We are also happy to recommend a specific singer based on your song preferences and where in the country the funeral will take place. 

Popular bookings for funerals

Classical music for funerals ensures a beautiful farewell

Many choose to book a cellist or violinist for funerals, as stringed instruments have a beautiful and intimate sound. The classical musics The tonal language can accommodate many different expressions and can be both thoughtful, beautiful, intimate, touching, romantic and melancholic. At the same time, a violin, a cello and other acoustic instruments sound very good in a church room or in a chapel, as such rooms are often designed for acoustic music and speech. 

Classical music makes a beautiful farewell and is for many an indispensable part of a funeral or memorial service. A beautifully performed piece of classical music, for example after the priest's prelude, can contribute to the overall beauty of the farewell and provide space for reflection and a memorable and evocative farewell.

Repertoire: Limunt's most popular songs for funerals and funerals (Denmark)

Top 10 songs for funerals and burials

  1. Forårsdag – Anne Linnet
  2. Her er så stille nu – Lis Sørensen
  3. I Østen Stiger Solen Op
  4. Lyse Nætter – Alberte
  5. My Way - Frank Sinatra
  6. Når jeg bliver gammel – Gnags
  7. Om lidt – Kim Larsen
  8. Pianomand - Kim Larsen
  9. Somewhere over the rainbow - Judy Garland
  10. What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)

Top 10 hymns for funerals and burials

  1. Lovely is the earth
  2. Hail, Saviour and Reconciler
  3. Now the forest is fading around the land
  4. Behold, now the sun rises from the bosom of the sea
  5. Always cheerful when you walk
  6. Up, all the things that God has done
  7. The blessed day with joy we see
  8. In the East the sun rises
  9. Sorrow and joy
  10. A rose I saw shooting

Contact us for a no-obligation chat about your upcoming event!

Book a professional musician for the funeral

When planning a funeral, there are many things to consider in a very short time. It can be stressful, as the bereaved are also in the midst of grief. If you want a safe process and a respectful performance, we recommend that you book the music through a professional booking agency like Limunt. All our musicians are professionals and will perform the music without any special requirements for the participants. As there is usually very little time for all the planning, most musicians will often be booked and many bereaved people have requests for the music turned down as they are simply booked in advance or cannot make the change of plans at such short notice.

Our musicians and singers also have the opportunity to play and sing along to hymns and community songs. Please contact us as early as possible so that we can coordinate this.

Nice, pleasant and atmospheric music

We wanted secluded piano funeral music ? and we got it 100 percent! Lovely, pleasant, atmospheric music. Thank you!

Jan / Private event

Jazz for funerals

I was looking for a jazz feature with saxophone that would pay tribute to a deceased jazz fan while creating a beautiful moment. Limunt quickly found the right sax duo for the funeral and it sounded really beautiful and was perfect for the occasion.

Caroline / Private event

Singing quite wonderful

It was such a nice day, and just as we had wanted. The singer sang beautifully, everyone was very touched and thought it was a beautiful and intimate farewell. So we are very pleased and will definitely use you again ? Hopefully for a slightly more cheerful event.

Sophia / Private commitment

Book musician for funeral through Limunt

Book a professional and respectful musician for the funeral or memorial service and create a moment in time and space to remember the deceased. Through Limunt you have the option to book solo musicians, a duo or trio for the funeral. The choice of song, instrumentation and number of musicians depends entirely on your wishes. 

If you choose to book the music through Limunt, we will save you a lot of hassle and find the right musician(s) to play at the ceremony. We have a catalogue of more than 500 musicians in Scandinavia, each with top expertise in their genre and expression. We have been providing music for funerals for many years. After you have contacted us and told us a little about your wishes for funeral music, we will get back to you with a non-binding offer within 24 hours. This is our way of ensuring that you get the right music booked at a difficult time when many other choices have to be made. 

Contact Limunt by phone +45 40 71 14 57, by email or directly on this page!

What is the price of live music for funerals?

Many of our customers ask how much it costs to book live music. A lot of factors come into play such as the number of musicians, playing time, transport, time, date, schedule and much more. Below you can see where Limunt's prices start from, as well as find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

The price starts from 4000 DKK incl. VAT.

It is recommended to book as early as possible if you have a very specific request for the music. This gives you the opportunity to consider the various options. We often get requests for music several years in the future. However, due to our large roster of musicians, we are also able to handle many last-minute requests with a few days' notice. Contact us for a no obligation quote today!

For a single musician we recommend at least 2 x 2 meters, for a band we recommend at least 3 x 4 meters. Remember to have an electrical outlet nearby and a roof if the event is held outdoors.

Get help booking the right music!

Choosing the best music for your upcoming event can be difficult, as several factors come into play. Reach out to our team of experts who are on the phone to give you no-obligation advice. Tell us about your event - and we'll tailor a musical solution that's just right for you!

    Get help booking the right music!

    Choosing the best music for your upcoming event can be difficult, as several factors come into play. Reach out to our team of experts who are on the phone to give you no-obligation advice. Tell us about your event - and we'll tailor a musical solution that's just right for you!

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