Unlike the last category, I can’t claim to have had a funeral yet. Still, there is music that I think appropriate for performance when I kick the bucket. Assuming I have a funeral, which seems rather boring. Let’s say that it would be nice for people to remember me after I’m gone when they hear these pieces of music.
Frank Sinatra – My Way
Another of my personal themes. I’d memorized the lyrics to this song by the time I was ten. Not the most age-appropriate music for a kid, but I was already a fan of Sinatra even back then. Come on, it’s My Way, it needs no introduction.
Yo-Yo Ma – Le Cygne (Camille Saint Saens, composer)
Classical music is rich with various requiems (Mozart), elegies (Faure) and dirges (Chopin). I couldn’t let the topic pass without another appearance of Yo-yo Ma’s breathtaking performance of Saint Saens’s ethereal Le Cygne, The Swan. If there was music that would trigger memories of someone you cared about, this would be it. You don’t even need to be dead, just gone.