Music Suitable for Fertility Loss Rituals

Memorial Service Music–Some suggestions…..
1) The Cello Suites, Suite No. 1, Prelude by J. S. Bach, performed by Paul Tortelier (2.30)

2) Carmina Burana excerpt from Cours d’Amours, ‘In Truitina’ by Carl Orff, performed by soprano Gundula Janowitz (1.54)

3) Sometime We Cry by Van Morrison from the album, ‘The Healing Game’, sung by Van Morrison with backing vocals by Georgie Fame and Brian Kennedy

4) The Lamb by John Tavener, words by William Blake from the album, ‘Innocence’ (used in first service, 1999)

5) Song for Athene by John Tavener from the album, ‘Innocence’

6) Lean on Me by Bill Withers performed by Michael Bolton, on his album ‘The One Thing’

7) Hand it Over by Keb Mo from his album ‘Just Like You’

8) Feel Something Drawing Me On by Sweet Honey in the Rock from their album of the same name
9) Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

10) Stand by Me (various artists)

Musical taste varies.

If you have suggestions for other music that might be effective, please post them!
Live music is always especially nice, but recorded music will do.

An easy way to organize the music is on an iPod (making a playlist).

For the ceremony, the iPod can be plugged into an existing sound system (requires a simple cord) or if no sound system exists in the venue, use an iPod amplifer. These are not expensive and some give a good sound. Buy or borrow one. Some are battery powered, so work outside without electrical current.
Errors in music cues can be disturbing–so they need to be rehearsed ahead of time by the person who will be responsible for the audio. It’s not always easy to work out the right volume–so rehearsal in the place where the ritual will take place is essential.