Funeral Music

Wedding, Funeral & Event Music, Live Musician, Kimberley Dunn

Funeral Music
Ottawa & Montreal

$600 Weekdays Mon-Fri
$750 Evenings & Weekends
$750-$1000 Montreal

Funerals & Memorial Services
Celebration of Life
Church Singer
Catholic Masses
Reception Music (extra $250/hr)

Pricing includes my digital piano & sound system, customized music, 30mins of prelude music before the service, multiple location setups (ex. church & reception hall) and an extra microphone.

Music & Demos

  1. Ave Maria by Schubert, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 2:32
  2. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 5:22
  3. Pachelbel's Canon in D by Pachelbel, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 5:09
  4. Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 3:05
  5. You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 3:28

Song Selections

I have performed for many religious and non-religious funerals, memorials and celebrations of life. Every service is unique, however a typical scenario for most services is as follows:

Standard Funeral Services:

  • Prelude Music – 30 minutes of music leading up to the service
  • Processional – entrance song
  • Song(s) of Reflection
  • Recessional – exit song

Catholic Masses:

  • Prelude Music – 30 minutes of music leading up to the service
  • Processional – entrance song
  • Responsorial Psalm (between the 1st & 2nd Readings)
  • Gospel Acclamation/Alleluia (after the 2nd Reading)
  • Communion – taking of the bread & wine
  • Recessional – exit song

You are welcome to customize the service and include as many songs as you wish. Note: music for church services should be approved by your church as rules are unique to each church. For example, some churches allow popular music (either instrumental versions or full versions with lyrics) and others do not.

You may choose any songs that are special to you and your loved ones, they don’t have to be chosen from my repertoire. The song lists below are offered as a helpful guide of common requests.

Most Requested Funeral Songs

Amazing GraceTraditional
Annie's Song John Denver
Ave Maria (Latin)
Because You Loved MeCeline Dion
Bring Him HomeLes Misérables
C'est beau la vie (French)
Jean Ferrat
Con Te Partiro (Time To Say Goodbye - Italian)
Andrea Bocelli
Danny BoyTraditional
Fly Away My Angel (baby/child)Cherie Norquay
Forever YoungBob Dylan
Forever YoungRod Stewart
Go Rest High On That MountainVince Gill
Leonard Cohen
Humble And KindTim McGraw
I Am SailingRod Stewart
I Look To You
Whitney Houston
I Will Remember You
Sarah McLachlan
ImagineJohn Lennon
Into The WestAnnie Lennox (Lord of the Rings)
La Mer (French)Charles Trenet
Let It BeThe Beatles
Morning Has BrokenCat Stevens
My WayFrank Sinatra
My Wild Irish RoseTraditional
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (French)Edith Piaf
Precious Child (baby/child)Karen Taylor-Good
Smallest Wingless (baby)Craig Cardiff
SmileCharlie Chaplin
Somewhere, My LoveMaurice Jarré
Somewhere Over The RainbowEva Cassidy
SongbirdFleetwood Mac
The HomecomingHagood Hardy
The PrayerCeline Dion & Andrea Bocelli
The RoseBette Midler
The VoyageIrish Traditional
UnforgettableNat King Cole
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Wind Beneath My WingsBette Midler
You Raise Me Up
Josh Groban
You'll Never Walk AloneRodgers & Hammerstein

Most Requested Religious Funeral Songs

Abide With MeHymn
Amazing GraceTraditional
Ave Maria (Latin)
Be Not AfraidHymn
Canon in D / Pachelbel’s Canon
City of GodHymn
Great Is Thy FaithfulnessHymn
Here I Am, LordHymn
His Eye Is On The SparrowHymn
How Great Thou ArtHymn
Hymn of PromiseHymn
It Is Well With My SoulHymn
Jesu Joy of Man’s DesiringTraditional
Jesus Loves MeHymn
Joyful Joyful We Adore TheeHymn
Love Devine All Love's ExcellingHymn
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace (Prayer of St. Francis)Hymn
Nearer My God, To TheeHymn
Oh God Our Help In Ages PastHymn
On Eagles WingsHymn
One Bread, One BodyHymn
Prayer of St. FrancisHymn
Responsorial Psalm #33 The Earth Is FullPsalm
Responsorial Psalm #34 Taste and See Psalm
Responsorial Psalm #63 My Soul Is ThirstingPsalm
Responsorial Psalm #128 Blest Are Those Who Love YouPsalm
Responsorial Psalm #145 I Will Praise Your Name ForeverPsalm
Table of PlentyHymn
The Lord is My ShepherdHymn
The Lord’s PrayerHymn
You AloneHymn
Ajoute un couvertFrench
Je lève mes yeux (Tabitha Lemaire)French
Je lève les yeux (Constance)French
Tu es le chant (Tabitha Lemaire)French
Plus près de toiFrench
Psaume 22: Le Seigneur est mon bergerFrench

How To Book

Please contact me for my availability and a quote. Music for the service can be your choice or I can help make selections with you. Background music for prelude or reception can be at my discretion or chosen from my song lists.

I am available to plan with you by email, phone, text, or in person. I am also available to play for you in my studio if you would like to hear any music in advance.