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Our Resident Soloist/Church Music Coordinator Limerick Soprano Eve Stafford can guide you through the process of choosing the perfect music to honour your loved one at their Requiem Mass. Music is a powerful way of comforting us in times of sorrow where words fail.


Eve has been our Requiem Mass soloist for the last ten years and she is an accomplished soloist holding a Licentiate & Diploma in Classical Music performance from the London College of Music and has won all major competitions at Feis Maitiu and Féile Luimnigh. Many churches in Limerick have wonderful pipe organs, should you wish to use other instruments such as piano, harp or violin etc. or have a male soloist Eve will arrange this for you and is also on hand to offer her expertise relating to any musical query. Should Eve not be available she will arrange a soloist for you of the same standard according to your musical preference. Perhaps you have a family member or friend who wishes to make a musical contribution, we can organise a suitable accompanist for them from our list of musicians.


The following is a selection of beautiful appropriate hymns/songs for a requiem mass.


Opening Hymn

       All things Bright & Beautiful

Be Not Afraid

Be Still for the Presence of the Lord

Be Still My Soul

Be Thou My Vision / Lord of all Hopefulness

Christ be our Light

Christ Be Beside Me/ Morning has Broken

Hail Queen of Heaven

Queen of the May

The Hiding Place

Responsorial Psalm

A Thiarna, Chugat Mé/ Here I am, Lord – Psalm 40

Be with me Lord, when I am in trouble – Psalm 91

In the quiet (be still and know)- Psalm 46

I rejoiced when I heard them say – Psalm 122

On Eagles Wings – Psalm 91

‘Sé an Tiarna M’Aoire – Psalm 23

Sing a Song to the Lord’s Holy Name – Psalm 96

The Lord is my Shepherd - Crimond/ Egan / Goodall– Psalm 23

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia – Liam Lawton/ Roman Missal/ Fintan O'Carroll/ Seinn Alleluia/ Bernard Sexton


Ag Críost an síol

All that I am

Amazing Grace

A Mhuire Mháthair

As I kneel before you

Lay your hands

Bí Íosa im chroíse

Gifts of Bread & Wine

Seek ye first

Soul of my saviour


Due to Covid19 restrictions there is no Sign of Peace

at the moment therefore music is not required here.


Communion (Please choose two pieces)

Ave Maria – Schubert or Gounod

Ave Verum – Mozart

Be Still in the Presence of the Lord

I Watch the Sunrise

I will be the vine

Lady of Knock

Laudate Dominum – Mozart

Magnificat - Feargal King

O Sacrament Divine

Panis Angelicus

Pie Jesu – Gabriel Fauré or Andrew Lloyd Webber

Set your hearts on a higher gift

Sweet Heart of Jesus

The Lord Bless You and Keep You – John Rutter

The Prayer Perfect

Voice of an Angel - Lawton

Final Hymn

Abide With Me

Going Home

How Great Thou Art

May the road rise to meet you

May the Choirs of Angels Come to Greet you

Nearer my God to Thee

Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is calling me

The Cloud’s Veil

There is a Place - Liam Lawton

Your Raise me up


Non- religious music (Please discuss this with your celebrant

as some churches may not allow secular music to be performed)

You may wish to include your loved ones favourite

song at the end of mass when their remains leave the church.

Please see some popular choices below.


Contemporary Repertoire:

At the end of the day - Gracie Fields

Bring Him Home – Les Misérables

Fields of Gold

In the arms of the Angel

Jealous of the Angels

Nella Fantasia – Gabriel’s Oboe

Remember Me – Christie Hennessy


The Rose

Time to Say Goodbye -Andrea Bocelli

You Raise Me Up

We'll meet again  Vera Lynn

Wind Beneath my wings


Irish Repertoire:

Believe me if all those endearing young charms

Danny Boy


I'll take you home again Kathleen

Limerick you're my Lady

My Lagan Love

Oft in the Stilly Night


The Bright Blue Rose

The Last Rose of Summer

The Rose of Mooncoin

The Rose of Tralee

The Voyage


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