Harp music has the perfect reflective and ethereal sound to accompany a funeral Mass. For this service, I was joined by one of the vocalists from the Cathedral, Angela Rocchio. I played prelude music as people entered the sanctuary, ending with “All I Ask of You” by Gregory Norbet, and then she sang the entrance hymn, “Turn to Me” by John Foley with harp accompaniment.
The harp provided all of the liturgical music for the Mass, and Angela served as the cantor. For the Responsorial Psalm, we used the Brian Michael Page setting of Psalm 23, followed by the “Celtic Alleluia.”
“Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)” was sung by the assembly, and the music during the Eucharist was “I Am the Bread of Life” and Schubert’s “Ave Maria.” The service concluded with the hymn “How Great Thou Art.”
I continued with solo harp selections as people exited the sanctuary. For religious or secular memorial services, the music of the harp can be a comfort to grieving families. The music you choose can celebrate your loved one’s life and memory, and is a beautiful reminder of special moments. You can contact me at any time via my website ~ St. Louis Funeral Music ~ to pre-plan or make arrangements on short notice.