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Our Resident Soloist/Church Music Coordinator Limerick Soprano Eve Stafford will guide you through the process of choosing the perfect music to honour your loved one at their Requiem Mass. Music is a powerful way of comforting us in times of sorrow where words fail.

 

Eve has been our Requiem Mass soloist for the last few six years and has performed with many accompanists in churches all across Limerick city and county. Many churches in Limerick have wonderful pipe organs, should you wish to use other instruments such as piano, harp or violin etc. or a male soloist Eve will arrange this for you and is also on hand to offer her expertise relating to any musical query. Perhaps you have a family member or friend who wishes to make a musical tribute we can organise a suitable accompanist for them from our list of musicians.

 


The following is a selection of appropriate hymns/songs for a requiem mass.

*Please check your music choices with your celebrant as restrictions with

non religious music may apply*

Opening Hymn

       All things Bright & Beautiful

Be Not Afraid

Be still for the presence of the Lord

Be Still My Soul

Be Thou My Vision

Christ be our light

Hail Queen of Heaven

Queen of the May

The Hiding Place

Responsorial Psalm

A Thiarna, Chugat Mé/ Here I am, Lord – Psalm 40

Be with me Lord, when I am in trouble – Psalm 91

In the quiet (be still and know)- Psalm 46

I rejoiced when I heard them say – Psalm 122

On Eagles Wings – Psalm 91

‘Sé an Tiarna M’Aoire – Psalm 23

Sing a Song to the Lord’s Holy Name – Psalm 96

The Lord is mt Shepherd - Crimond/ Egan / Goodall– Psalm 23

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia – Liam Lawton/Roman Missal/Celtic/Seinn Alleluia

Offertory

Ag Críost an síol

All that I am

Amazing Grace

A Mhuire Mháthair

As I kneel before you

Lay your hands

Bí Íosa im chroíse

Seek ye first

Soul of my saviour

Sign of Peace (OPTIONAL)

Bind us Together, Lord

Dona Nobis Pacem – Mozart

Let there be peace

Make me a channel of your peace (Prayer of St.Francis)

Communion (Please choose two pieces)

Ave Maria – Schubert or Gounod

Ave Verum – Mozart

Be Still in the Presence of the Lord

I Watch the Sunrise

I will be the vine

In the Quiet

Laudate Dominum

O Sacrament Divine

Panis Angelicus

Pie Jesu – Fauré or Andrew Lloyd Webber

Set your hearts on a higher gift

Sweet Heart of Jesus

The Lord Bless You and Keep You – John Rutter

The Prayer Perfect

Voice of an Angel - Lawton

Final Hymn

Abide With Me

Going Home

How Great Thou Art

May the road rise to meet you

Nearer my God to Thee

The Cloud’s Veil

There is a Place - Liam Lawton

 

Non- religious music (Please discuss this with your celebrant)

You may wish to include your loved ones favourite

song at the end of mass when their remains leave the church.

Please see some popular choices below.

Contemporary Repertoire:

At the end of the day

Bring Him Home – Les Misérables

Fields of Gold

In the arms of the Angel

Nella Fantasia – Gabriel’s Oboe

Remember Me – Christie Hennessy

Songbird

The Rose

The Voyage

Time to Say Goodbye -Andrea Bocelli

You Raise Me Up

We'll meet again

Wind Beneath my wings

 

Irish Repertoire:

Danny Boy

The Last Rose of Summer

Gortnamona

I'll take you home again Kathleen

My Lagan Love

Oft in the Stilly Night

Slievenamon

Believe me if all those endearing young charms


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