What song do you want played at your funeral?

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I have often pondered this very question and pretty high up my list would be Theme from Cassanova by The Divine Comedy which is poignant and beautiful adn would be shortly followed by Staying Alive courtesy of the beardy Gibb trio.

Daniel Mudie Cunningham has also been asking this most personal of questions to artists and artworkers throughout 2007. Over 150 people answered it in all manner of ways that ranged from the profound to the playful. Some of the songs selected deliberately tug at the heartstrings, while others make you want to drop everything and dance.  

The idea for Funeral Songs is based in personal experience. Weeks before the artist’s brother unexpectedly died in 2000, he’d mentioned what song should be played at his funeral. Amid the grief, the song choice was forgotten. Now recalled several years on, the song features in Cunningham’s curated readymade archive of music you can live or die to. One to check out.MOP GALLERY – 13th – 17th DECEMBER 2007

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