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Music at funerals

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199695225
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729775 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0030
Music at funerals

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This chapter presents selected accounts of strong experiences with music in connection with funerals. Funerals of close friends or family members are among the most difficult moments in life. Amidst all the dark sorrow at these farewells, music can bring relief, light, consolation, security, and — despite everything — hope for the future.

Keywords: strong experiences with music; death; funerals; security

Chapter.  2559 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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