St. Mary Star of the Sea Funeral Music Information Page

General Information
Most families select music upon meeting with the funeral home director, who will have a copy of the information sheet below.
Music requests should be made 24 hours in advance of the funeral; if there are no requests, appropriate music will be chosen by the Music Director.
All music performed for the Funeral Mass must be liturgically appropriate and approved by both the Pastor and Music Director.

St. Mary Star of the Sea Funeral Information

Selected recordings of Funeral Music
Please use the following recordings, performed by our cantors and music director, as a guide in selecting music which may not be as familiar.
Any of the pieces listed below can be performed by any of our cantors.

Psalm Refrains (other psalms are available)

Ps 23: The Lord is My Shepherd

Ps 23: I Shall Live in the House of the Lord
Ps 25: To You O Lord I Lift My Soul
Ps 42: As the Deer Longs
Ps 51: Create in Me a Clean Heart
Ps 63: My Soul is Thirsting for You
Ps 91: Be With Me Lord (Haugen)
Ps 91: Be With Me Lord (Joncas)
Ps 103: The Lord is Kind and Merciful
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Final Commendations
(at the incensing of the casket)

Credo quod redemptor meus vivit (chant: I know that my redeemer lives)
May the Angels Lead you into Paradise (Hughes)
Saints of God (Subvenite chant in English)
Song of Farewell (Sands)
Song of Farewell (“Look O Lord in Mercy” sung to Adoro te Devote)
Subvenite Sancti Dei (chant: Saints of God come to his/her aid)

Sacred Songs, Chants, and Classical Works

Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod, sung by Neal Ferreira)

Ave Maria (Cherubini, sung by Meredith Haviland)

Ave Maria (Franck, sung by Neal Ferreira)

Ave Maria (Schubert, sung by Bonnie Rynkowski)

Bist du Bei Mir (If Thou Art Near – Bach, sung by Meredith Haviland)
Brother James’ Air (Psalm 23, sung by Neal Ferreira)

Come Unto Him (from Messiah – Handel, sung by Meredith Haviland)
In Paradisum (chant, sung by Meredith Haviland)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach, sung by Bonnie Rynkowski)
Merciful God (Largo from Xerxes – Handel, sung by Meredith Haviland)
O Rest in the Lord (Mendelssohn, sung by Bonnie Rynkowski)
Old Irish Blessing (Agay, sung by Bonnie Rynkowski)
Panis Angelicus (Franck, sung by Neal Ferreira)
Pie Jesu (Faure, sung by Meredith Haviland)
The Call (Vaughan Williams, sung by Bonnie Rynkowski)
The Lord is My Shepherd (Dvorak, sung by Meredith Haviland)