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Why are these among the most popular pieces?


There are certain music pieces that speak to all of us, communicating what words cannot express at a time of loss.  They can echo our sadness and also remind of us the joy and love shared.

Here are 10 classical pieces popular for funerals.


You will find more classical pieces with the religious music selection.

1 Adagio In G Minor

T. Albinoni

2 Adagio for Strings, op.11

Samuel Barber

3 Nessun dorma Turandot -Act 3

Luciano Pavarotti

4 Nimrod, from Enigma Variations

Edward Elgar

5 Funeral march


6 Dead March from ‘Saul’


7 Moonlight Sonata, Piano Sonata No. 14


8 Dido’s Lament

Henry Purcell

9 Dance of the Blessed Spirits

C W Gluck

10 Prelude Op.23 No.4 in D major