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Funeral Music

The full listing of my repertoire is large, and can be overwhelming when you are trying to choose the music for a funeral or memorial service. The condensed list below includes the pieces of music most often requested by the families that hire me as the musician for these services.

Music options range from somber to joyful, encompassing genres from classical to Celtic, sacred to popular. Click on the highlighted titles to listen to an audio clip of me playing that selection on the harp.


Air from Water Music; Handel
Angelus; Renie
Arioso; J.S. Bach
Ave Maria; Schubert
Cantique de Jean Racine; Faure
Clair de lune; Debussy
Dodon's Sleep; Rimsky-Korsakov
Hymne; Vangelis
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; J.S. Bach
Jupiter theme from The Planets; Holst
Largo (Winter) from The Four Seasons; Vivaldi
Largo from New World Symphony; Dvorak
Largo from Xerxes; Handel
Lord’s Prayer; Malotte
Meditation from Thais; Massenet
Moonlight Sonata; Beethoven
On Wings of Song; Mendelssohn
Panis Angelicus; Franck
Pavane; Faure
Prelude in C; Bach
Reverie; Grandjany
Romanza; anonymous
Ronde de nuit; Hasselmans
Sarabande; Handel
Sheep May Safely Graze; Bach

Funeral Harpist

Popular & Jazz

Angel; McLachlan
As Time Goes By; Hupfeld
Ashokan Farewell; Ungar
Autumn Leaves; Kosma
Butterfly Waltz; Crain
Days of Wine and Roses; Mancini
Edelweiss from The Sound of Music; Rodgers & Hammerstein
Evergreen; Streisand
Falling Slowly; Hansard
Fields of Gold; Sting
Footprints in the Sand; Leona Lewis
Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen
In My Life; Lennon & McCartney
La Vie en Rose; Louiguy
Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago; Jarre
May You Always; Markes
Misty; Garner
Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's; Mancini
My Heart will Go On from Titanic; Horner
My Way; Francois
Only Time; Enya
Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz; Harold Arlen
The Prayer from Quest for Camelot; Sager
River Flows in You; Yiruma
Seasons of Love from Rent; Larson
Smile; Charlie Chaplin
Somewhere in Time from Somewhere in Time; Barry
Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof; Harnick
Tears in Heaven; Eric Clapton
Thank You; Dido
Unforgettable; Irving Gordon
What a Wonderful World; Weiss
Wind Beneath My Wings; Henley
You are My Sunshine; Davis
You Raise Me Up; Lovland
You'll Never Walk Alone from Carousel; Rodgers & Hammerstein

Funeral Music on the Harp


Amazing Grace
Ave Maria
Be Still My Soul (Finlandia)
Be Thou My Vision
Beautiful Savior
Deep River
His Eye is on the Sparrow
Lord's Prayer
Morning has Broken
Nearer by God to Thee
O God, Our Help in Ages Past
On Eagle's Wings
What Wondrous Love is This
When Peace Like a River

Celtic & Folk

Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through the Night); Welsh
Ash Grove; Welsh
Danny Boy; Irish
David of the White Rock; Welsh
Down by the Salley Gardens; Irish
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton; Scottish
Greensleeves; English
Harp that Once through Tara's Halls; Irish
I See You, My Beloved; Czech/Bohemian
Last Rose of Summer; Irish
Loch Lomond; Scottish
My Wild Irish Rose; Irish
Parting Glass; Irish
Shall the Harp then be Silent; Irish
Sheebeg and Sheemore; O'Carolan
Shule Aroon; Irish
Simple Gifts; American
Star of the County Down; Irish
Suogan; Welsh
Water is Wide; English

Testimonials for Devon Carpenter, harpist