Music for a Final Farewell

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A recent survey of 30,000 funerals in the UK found that songs by Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler and Celine Dion are helping eclipse the use of traditional hymns and classical music. Lorinda Sheasby of the UK-based group Co-operative Funeralcare tells us about the study. And, New Jersey-based funeral director Robert C. Moore explains why pop music can be a delicate matter in religious services.

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Tell us: What do you think about contemporary music in funeral services? Do you have a story about hearing popular songs or a non-traditional piece at funeral? Leave a comment.