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Old 9th October 2002, 03:13 AM   #1
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I don't know why I've decided to post a morbid list (%^$#, the sun's shining, lectures are finished for the day, birds are chirping and I'm off to the beach in 5mins!).

I'm not going to hide the fact that this list is inspired by High Fidelity.

Top five songs never to be played at my funeral:

1) Wind beneath my wings - Bette Midler (in fact any thing by Bette for that matter)

2) Amazing Grace
3) The Rose (again, by Bette Midler....I think)
4) Auld lang syne (spelling???)
5) Nothing compares to you - Sinead O'Connor (maybe I'm being a bit hopeful that someone might want to play that one any way).

The only song I can think of that I do actually want played is Albinoni's Adaggio (not that I'm heavily into classical)
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Old 9th October 2002, 11:42 AM   #2
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I don't want to hear any of those at any time.
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Old 9th October 2002, 11:54 AM   #3
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Even Nothing Compares 2 U...?
I often listen to Jimmy Scott, Nothing Compares 2 U (original: Prince).
Hoping yours is different one...
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Old 9th October 2002, 12:13 PM   #4
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not within the genre which you mention, but worth a look certainly.

funereal -- an enormous body of work -- you can go the Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz route, the Brahms route ("How lovely is they dwelling place" -- one of the most beautiful choral pieces ever written.) If you have a libretto to any of the above, you can see which parts of the work are appropriate --

Kurt Mazur conducted the Brahms Requiem after 9/11 n New York and it was simulcast on WNYC and Channel 13. It was one of the most moving musical performances I have ever experienced.
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Old 9th October 2002, 05:19 PM   #5
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When I’m dead, I won’t care. They can pretty much play what they like.

Rodd Yamas***a
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Old 10th October 2002, 03:04 AM   #6
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Yeah Rodd has a point. Maybe I should have made the subject of the list "songs i never want to hear at a funeral i'm attending" (not that i've been to too many).

I've never heard of Jimmy Scott. What type of stuff does he do??

I remember hearing the Brahms requiem for 9/11 and quite enjoyed it. My father has a large collection of claasical LPs so i might have a look for it next time I'm home.
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Old 10th October 2002, 05:23 AM   #7
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some Nick Cave maybe?
"Murder Ballads" or "Your Funeral My Trial"
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Old 10th October 2002, 05:38 PM   #8
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Do you know the Queen Mary's funeral music by Henry Purcell? Listening to it is just another reason to stay alive!

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Old 10th October 2002, 06:20 PM   #9
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5) Nothing compares to you - Sinead O'Connor
what is wrong with that song? I like it quite a lot.
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Old 10th October 2002, 08:30 PM   #10
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How about "Ding Dong The Witch is Dead?"
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