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Funeral Music – Sheet Music & Scores

Music has always played an important role in Funeral services. Browse our sheet music and scores, and let Stretta help you find the right music today.

A short history of funeral music

Since the 13th century, clergymen have gathered in calendar brotherhoods on the calends, the first days of each month, to remember their deceased brothers. As at the funerals themselves, there was extensive singing. Later, choirs emerged from this ritual, to perform motets at funerals, in church or at the grave.

In addition to settings of Requiems, the Dutch composers of the 15th and 16th centuries wrote funeral motets to commemorate princes and rulers, which continued to spread across Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, with settings such as Handel’s Funeral Music for Queen Caroline, Musical Exequies by Heinrich Schütz and Purcells’s Funeral Music for Queen Mary. This began to expand into the secular world with works like Monteverdi’s Lamento d‘Arianna.

In France, the Sarabande was the most popular lament before the funeral march developed in the late 18th century. In the last century, new works such as dirges and epitaphs have entered the repertoire as expressions of mourning and grief.

Popular songs at funerals

Nowadays, pop or rock songs are often played at funerals. Here is a list of popular modern songs for funeral ceremonies:

Funeral Music

M. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, FlObKlHrFg (Stsatz)
Maurice Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

for: Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon (wind quintet)

Set of parts

Item no.: 180006

30.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J. Haydn: Stabat Mater Hob. XX bis, 4GesGchOrch (KA)
Joseph Haydn

Stabat Mater Hob. XX bis

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 186622

19.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
M. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Sinfo (Part)
Maurice Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 658682

56.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion, Ges2GchOrch (KA)
Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion

for: Soloists, 2 mixed choirs (SATB, SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 116686

20.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
Funeral Music for Manuals, Orgm

Funeral Music for Manuals

for: Organ (manuals)

Music score

Item no.: 1582968

27.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
S. Barber: Adagio, VlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Samuel Barber

Adagio

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 177765

14.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
W.A. Mozart: Requiem d-Moll KV 626, GesGchStrOrg (Part.)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem d-Moll KV 626

for: Soloists, mixed choir (SATB), strings, organ

Score

Item no.: 1012535

80.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 weeks (dk)
R. van Beringen: Zum letzten Geleit, 4Blech (Pa+St)
Robert van Beringen

Zum letzten Geleit

for: 4 brass instruments

Score, Parts

Item no.: 550554

55.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
Du meine Seele, du mein Herz, GsMTKlv/Org (+Audonl)

You are my Soul and all my Heart

50 Solo Songs for Special Occasions from Weddings to Funerals for Medium

for: Voice (medium/low), piano [organ]

Music score (anthology), online audio

Item no.: 562699

30.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J.S. Bach: Johannespassion, GsGchOrch (KA)
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johannespassion

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 346649

19.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
K. Weill: Four Walt Whitman Songs, GesHMKla (KA)
Kurt Weill

Four Walt Whitman Songs

for: Voice (high/medium), piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 764779

52.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J.S. Bach: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zei, Gch4Baro (KA)
Johann Sebastian Bach

Mighty God, His time is ever best BWV 106

for: Mixed choir (SATB), baroque orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 167439

9.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
H. Schütz: Musikalische Exequien SWV 27, 8GsOrgB;GchM (Part)
Heinrich Schütz

Musikalische Exequien SWV 279-281

for: 8 voices (SSAATTBB), organ, bass; mixed choir (SSATTB), 6 melody instruments colla parte ad lib.

Score

Item no.: 423286

31.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
J.S. Bach: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich B, 4GesGchStr (KA)
Johann Sebastian Bach

O my Lord, I long for thee BWV 150

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), 2 violins, viola, bassoon, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 233890

11.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
Du meine Seele, du mein Herz, GesKlav/Org (+Audonl)

You are my Soul and all my Heart

50 Solo Songs for Special Occasions from Weddings to Funerals

for: Voice (high), piano [organ]

Music score (anthology), online audio

Item no.: 562698

30.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J.S. Bach: O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Lich, Gch4OrchBc (KA)
Johann Sebastian Bach

O Jesus Christ, my life, my light BWV 118

Funeral motet

for: Mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction

Item no.: 280494

8.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J.S. Bach: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zei, Gch4Baro (KA)
Johann Sebastian Bach

God's own time is the time appointed

Actus tragicus. Trauermusik
BWV 106

for: Mixed choir (SATB), baroque orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 233628

9.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
DL: Ward, Samantha: Relax with Baroque Piano, Klav
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Ward, Samantha

Relax with Baroque Piano

35 Beautiful Pieces

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 758497

12.90  €incl. VAT
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W.A. Mozart: Maurerische Trauermusik c-moll KV 477, Org
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Maurerische Trauermusik c-moll KV 477

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 212568

7.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J.S. Bach: Two Choruses from St. Matthew Pass, VlVla (2Sppa)
Johann Sebastian Bach

Two Choruses from St. Matthew Passion

for: Violin, viola

2 Performance scores

Item no.: 684853

12.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 months
4 voices, GCh4 (Chb)

4 voices

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Choir book

Item no.: 297599

46.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
J.F. Rebel: Tombeau de Mr. de Lully du rec, 2VlVdgBc (Pa+St)
Jean Ferry Rebel

Tombeau de Mr. de Lully du recueil de 12 sonates

for: 2 violins, viola da gamba, basso continuo

Score, Parts

Item no.: 138181

20.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 weeks (dk)
J. Pachelbel: Pachelbel's Canon, 4Blf
Johann Pachelbel

Pachelbel's Canon

for: 4 recorders (SATB quartet)

Score, 2 ensemble scores

Item no.: 365704

7.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
Adagio 3, Org

Dvorak: Largo aus der 9. Sinfonie (CD separat erhältlich)

Adagio 3

Easily manageable and popular organ music pieces from the baroque, classical and romanticism periods

for: Organ

Music score (anthology)

Item no.: 483337

17.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
DL: R. Schumann: Träumerei, Klar/TrpKlv (KlaPa+Audio)

1085_1.mp3

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Robert Schumann

Träumerei

for: Clarinet (B-flat) [trumpet], piano

Piano score, solo part, audio file

Item no.: 1085

5.30  €incl. VAT
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J. Brahms: Nänie op. 82, GchOrch (Part)
Johannes Brahms

Nänie op. 82

for: Mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 350903

27.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
DL: J. Pachelbel: Kanon in D, Org
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Johann Pachelbel

Kanon in D

for: Organ

Sheet music

Item no.: 2590

5.30  €incl. VAT
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W.A. Mozart: Betracht Dies Herz (Grabmusik)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Betracht Dies Herz (Grabmusik)

for: Voice (soprano), violin, organ

Item no.: 377880

8.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 weeks (dk)
U. Sisask: Gloria patri _ Ave Maria, Credo op. , GCh4 (Chpa)
Urmas Sisask

Gloria patri – Ave Maria, Credo op. 17

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 295460

4.65  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
M. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin for piano
Maurice Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

for: Piano

Item no.: 312363

19.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
L. Boulanger: Pie Jesu, GesHOrg (Orgpa)
Lili Boulanger

Pie Jesu

for: Voice (high), organ

Organ score

Item no.: 289681

15.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
M. Ravel: Le Tombeau De Couperin (1-4), 4Sax (Pa+St)
Maurice Ravel

Le Tombeau De Couperin (1-4)

for: 4 saxophones (SATBar)

Score, Parts

Item no.: 549366

34.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
A. Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu, 2GesKlav (Klavpa)
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Pie Jesu

for vocal duet and piano (low key)

for: 2 voices (medium, low), piano

Piano score

Item no.: 611104

5.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
J. Pachelbel: Pachelbel Canon, 2VlVaVc (Pa+St)
Johann Pachelbel

Pachelbel Canon

for: 2 violins, viola, cello (string quartet)

Score, Parts

Item no.: 289885

25.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
F. Mendelssohn Barth: Lauda Sion A 24 (184, 4GesGchOrch (KA)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Lauda Sion A 24 (1845/46)

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 205041

12.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 2–5 working days (dk)
DL: F. Mendelssohn Barth: Hebe deine Augen auf zu den , GCh4
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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Hebe deine Augen auf zu den Bergen

Psalm 121,1-3

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Music score

Item no.: 725801

1.20  €incl. VAT
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DL: J.S. Bach: Erbarme dich, GesAKlv
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Johann Sebastian Bach

Erbarme dich

Arie aus der Matthäus-Passion

for: Voice (alto), piano

Music score

Item no.: 760457

7.00  €incl. VAT
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J. Pachelbel: Canon, Org (EA)
Johann Pachelbel

Canon

for: Organ

Single edition

Item no.: 136945

10.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion, Ges2GchOrch (PartHC)
Johann Sebastian Bach

Matthäus-Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach. Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke (NBA) II/5 (Gesamtausgabe, Urtextausgabe) (Complete edition, Urtext)

for: Soloists, 2 mixed choirs (SATB, SATB), orchestra

Score (Hardcover)

Item no.: 215847

167.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J. Sibelius: Valse triste op. 44, VcKlav
Jean Sibelius

Valse triste op. 44

for: Cello, piano

Item no.: 292317

15.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
sylv: Epitaph, KlvStro (Part.)
Valentin Silvestrov

Epitaph

for: Piano, string orchestra

Score

Item no.: 145643

19.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
M. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Org
Maurice Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 556472

16.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 weeks (dk)
J. Haydn: Sinfonia No. 44 e-Moll Hob. I:44, Sinfo (Part.)
Joseph Haydn

Sinfonia No. 44 in E minor Hob. I:44

The Early Symphonies
Diletto Musicale – Doblinger's Classical Music Series

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score

Item no.: 291730

40.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
Rest Eternal, Orgm

Rest Eternal

for: Organ (manuals)

Music score

Item no.: 428835

29.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
J.S. Bach: Lass, Fuerstin, lass noch einen , 4GesGchOrch (KA
Johann Sebastian Bach

Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl BWV 198

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), chamber orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 658385

15.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion BWV 245, 4GesGchOrch (PaH)
Johann Sebastian Bach

St. John Passion BWV 245

New Bach Edition (NBA). II/4

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Score (Hardcover, Urtext edition)

Item no.: 139655

154.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Special manufacture. Delivery time: 3–4 weeks
T. Albinoni: Adagio, Var5Klav/Sch (Pa+St)
Tomaso Albinoni

Adagio

for: Flexible ensemble (5 parts), piano (school orchestra)

Score, Parts

Item no.: 565543

38.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 weeks (dk)
I. Bredenbach: Befiehl du deine Wege, Org
Ingo Bredenbach

Befiehl du deine Wege

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 328216

15.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–6 working days (dk)
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