Music composed in a somber or solemn style that is appropriate for occasions to mourn the dead such as a funeral or memorial service. Although funeral music varies widely across cultures, several types of traditional funeral music in Western cultures include hymn, funeral lament, funeral march, dirge, elegy, or Requiem. Today, funeral music can also include any genre of popular music that reflects the sentiments or emotions of the family of the deceased.
See Also[French] musique funebre (f)
[German] Trauermusik (f)
[German] Leichen-musik (f)
[Italian] musica funebre (f)
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