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Prince Philip funeral: Music and hymn list and meaning behind Psalm 104

What music will be played at Prince Philips’ funeral?

  • Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Adagio espressivo (Sonata in A minor) – Sir William Harris (1883-1973)
  • Salix (The Plymouth Suite) – Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)
  • Berceuse (Op 31 No. 19) – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Rhosymedre (Three Preludes founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes) – Ralph Vaughan Williams – (1872-1958)
  • The Sentences, set to music by English composer William Croft, William Croft (1678-1727)
  • Eternal Father, Strong To Save (Melita), by J. B. Dykes (1823-76) William Whiting (1825-78), Arranged by James Vivian (b. 1974)5
  • The Jubilate, Benjamin Britten (1913-76) – requested personally by Prince Philip
  • Psalm 104 – another request from The Duke of Edinburgh, asking for the psalm to be set to music by William Lovelady (b. 1945) abridged and arranged for choir and organ by James Vivian (b. 1974) with the composer’s permission. Words from Psalm 104, adapted by Sam Dyer (b. 1945)
  • The Lesser Litany, William Smith (1603-45), adapted by Roger Judd, MVO (b. 1944)
  • The Lord’s Prayer, Music by Robert Stone (1516-1613) from John Day’s Certaine Notes 1565
  • Russian Kontakion of the Departed. Translated William John Birkbeck (1859-1916). Kiev Melody, arranged by Sir Walter Parratt, KCVO (1841-1924)

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