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“'Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."

Victor Hugo

 

 

REPERTOIRE

 

 

Choosing the perfect song is about connecting with the lyric and the melody.

Alison offers a traditional and contemporary repertoire from the most popular funeral songs such as My Way or Amazing Grace to a more obscure piece of music, a show tune or pop ballad. Alison prides herself on finding the perfect song to suit your needs.
Alison is also able to learn new repertoire, should you and your family request a song that is not in our standard repertoire.
I hope we can assist you in making the perfect song choice for your service.

 

 

Most Popular Song Choices

Name of Artist

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AMAZING GRACE Trad. / Alison Jiear
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Alison Jiear
YOU RAISE ME UP Josh Groban / WestLife
OVER THE RAINBOW Eva Cassidy
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY R Kelly / Yolanda Adams
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS Bette Midler
HOW GREAT THOU ART Carrie Underwood / Traditional
DANNY BOY Eva Cassidy
WE'LL MEET AGAIN Vera Lynn
AVE MARIA Andrea Bocelli / Celtic Woman
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MY WAY Frank Sinatra / Celine Dion
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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN Alison Jiear
MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion

 

 

The Inspirational Voice offers a bespoke music service.

As so much of the the music that we offer is unique to our business, we choose not display our entire music library on our website.

Please email us to request access to our full repertoire.

 

 

BACKING TRACKS vs LIVE MUSICIAN vs ORGANIST

So often at this time, especially when dealing with crematoria, strict time guidelines must be adhered to.
By performing to backing track, we are able to offer funeral directors and service venues a "minimum fuss" service. That said, should you wish to employ a musician for your service, we can provide this for you with an assurance that this will not impact on timings on the day. We will take care of everything for you.
We have an arrangement with Wesley Music Services who provide music to the vast majority of crematoria in the UK. All of our backing tracks are available via their online system for use on the day.

For non-crematoria services, we are completely self contained. When using an inhouse sound system, we will ensure that backing tracks are delivered to the venue in whatever format they require: CD, mp3 player etc.

Should your choice of music require the use of the resident organist, we will liaise with the venue to arrange a rehearsal and/or to talk through music beforehand. You won't have to worry about a thing.
Whatever requirements you have, we will make sure that everything runs smoothly where the music is concerned.

 

 

FAQ ~ MUSIC

 

   

Q

What kind of song best suits your voice?

 

My strength is my versatility. My recording work demands that I have an ability to embrace a wide variety of styles. I offer a traditional and contemporary repertoire of popular songs.

 

Q

Do you sing classical arias?

 

I am classically trained so am more than comfortable singing an arrangement of Ave Maria or Abide with Me, but if you're looking for Kiri Tekanawa, I will bow down to one of my professional classical artists who I am in partnership with.

 

Q

I am unsure as to what music I need for the service. Can you help me?

 

Of course. Each service is different. Please email me via the contact page and tell me what type of service you are arranging, ie religious / non-religious / humanist / woodland burial. I'd be happy to assist you.

 

Q

I'd like something different. I don't want a predictable funeral song.

 

I have the most beautiful collection of obscure funeral songs that will move and inspire you. Refer to the list of songs below and click on the listen link. I pride myself on finding the perfect song to suit your service.

 

Q

I have a specific song in mind, but it's not on your list of repertoire? Might you be able to sing it?

 

I'm sure I can accommodate your song choice. There would be a minimal additional charge for preparing a new piece of music and with permission, time pending, I may ask to use a discreet music stand or hold a music folder. Simply email your song request via the contact page along with the artist who recorded it.

 

Q

Are you able to arrange a close harmony group or gospel choir?

  Because I work professionally within the music industry, I am blessed to work alongside singers in the classical world, gospel choirs, close harmony groups etc, so I am confident I can provide the service you are looking for.
 

Should your service be held in a church, you may be able to use the resident choir. Should you wish to book a small group of pop vocalists / classical quartet or gospel choir, I am most definitely your go-to-girl.

 

Q

How can I possibly choose a song? I don't know a lot of the songs listed below.

  Choosing the perfect song, to me, is about connecting with the lyric and the melody. I have provided mp3s links of each song (my version where possible) and you can also download the lyrics. I hope this helps you make the perfect song choice. When you book me for your service, you have access to my knowledge of music and repertoire.
 

We'll find something perfect for you.

 

Q

Do you know ALL of the above songs from memory?

  In order to offer you a wide choice of repertoire, I have included repertoire that I am currently learning. These songs are marked ** and would be performed, with your permission, using a discreet music stand or folder.
 

 

There is more information on the FAQ page.

 

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