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"A sound track of your life": music in contemporary UK funerals.
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PMID:  22852420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This article considers the role that music plays in contemporary UK funerals and the meaning that the funeral music has for bereaved families. It is based on findings from a recently completed study of 46 funerals funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. Music contributes to the public ceremony and the personal existential quest of the bereaved. It is important to both the content and process of the contemporary funeral, an event of deep cultural significance in our response as individuals and communities to death and the loss of a significant relationship. There is evidence that for many people, the music chosen and used also evokes and conveys their spirituality. Spirituality may not be intrinsic to the music but spiritual experience may result from the meaning that the music has for that particular person.
Sue Adamson; Margaret Holloway
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Omega     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0030-2228     ISO Abbreviation:  Omega (Westport)     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272106     Medline TA:  Omega (Westport)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Social Sciences, University of Hull, United Kingdom.
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