The Symphonies of Death

Music at the End-of-Life

In this issue of the Canadian Music Educator, I have chosen to write about a topic that is often not discussed and can even at times still he seen as taboo: Death. The focus of this paper is on the use of music in relation to funerals and death; and it provides readers with an overview of the history of music and death, music for lamenting and mourning in different religions and cultures, and music in the dying, mourning and grieving process.

Journal Canadian Music Educator
Year 2016
Volume 57
Issue 2
Pages 54-55

Clements-Cortès, Amy (2016) The Symphonies of Death: Music at the End-of-Life. In: Canadian Music Educator, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 54-55. Available at


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