My name is Lauren. I’m looking for some opinions on music for my grandfather’s funeral mass.
First, I’m a professional musician. I play violin and piano and I sing. I am not familiar with all the ins and outs of the Catholic funeral mass and want to honor my grandfather with some beautiful music as my grandmother has requested.
Grandma asked for piano during the reflection. I don’t know what the church might approve, but she suggested “Be Not Afraid.” Any others?
I also thought of Schubert’s “Ave Maria” but I am getting mixed feedback from online articles of if it is allowed and I don’t know where it would come in the mass if included.
I also thought of playing Amazing Grace on my violin, maybe at the graveside.
Any suggestions on what I could offer my grandmother as options for playing and singing and answers to my questions would be much appreciated!