In Memory of... (Classics for Funerals)

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In Memory of... (Classics for Funerals)
Various performers incls Scottish National Orchestra, the Sixteen, BBC Philharmonic, Emma Kirkby, Detroit Symphony

[ Chandos / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 1 January 2005

This item is currently out of stock. We expect to be able to supply it to you within 2 - 6 weeks from when you place your order.

Morbid though the subject of this disc may seem, it was very definitely the logical next Bear Essentials release. We are regularly contacted by bereaved relatives, who ask us to suggest suitable music for use at funerals - as indeed, we are told, are many of the shops we supply. Organising a funeral of a loved one is distressing enough without having to worry about what music to choose, so we have come up with a tasteful selection of tracks commonly played at funerals, and included some of our most requested recordings.


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Funeral March from Op. 35 (arr. Stokowski)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Agnus Dei from Requiem

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Komm süsser Tod, BWV 478 (arr. Stokowski)

Gabriel Faure
Pie Jesu from Requiem

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Nimrod from Enigma Variations, Op. 36

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
'I know that my redeemer liveth' from Messiah, HWV 56

Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo from Concerto for two violins and strings, BWV 1043

Gabriel Faure
Pavanne, Op. 50

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
'When I am laid in earth' from Dido and Aeneas

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
'Meditation' from Thaïs

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Pavane pour une infante défunte

Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
Irish Tune from County Derry

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Introitus from Requiem

Jules Massenet
'Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge' from La Vierge

César Franck (1822-1890)
Panis Angelicus (arr. Stokowski)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5

George Frideric Handel
'Dead March' from Saul (arr. Stokowski)

Johann Sebastian Bach
'Rhut wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine' from St John Passion

Arvo Part (b. 1935)
Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

and much more