Originally Posted by Vibiana
My mother died in 2004. Both of us are singers, and a few years before she died, I promised her that I would sing the "Pie Jesu" from Gabriel Faure's 'Requiem' mass at her funeral.
I did. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, yet emotionally uplifting. It was my last gift to her, and the culmination of the music she had taught me to love.
As for my own service -- I would like Gounod's "O Divine Redeemer" sung, preferably by Jessye Norman, but hey. LOL
In my strange mood (blame the hormone shift), the first thing I thought of
So Long, Farewell which the VonTrapp kids sing at the ball in The Sound of Music.