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Patriotic and military funeral music

More samples of musical selections suitable for funerals and memorial services, of which this is my favorite:
Ashokan Farewell (this beautiful song performed by Jay Ungar And Molly Mason With Fiddle Fever is from the album Songs Of The Civil War
Amazing Grace (choices range from bagpipe music, The King's Own Scottish Borderers Military Band) to a more lyrical version sung by Sarah Brightman
America the Beautiful (U.S. Marine Band)
The Battle Hymn Of The Republic (U.S. Army Chorus)
Dixie's land (The United States Military Academy Band) and Dixie, as a Civil War Fife And Drum March
El Capitan (John Philip Sousa’s rousing march, played by the U.S. Marine Band)
Eternal Father, Strong to Save (U.S. Navy Hymn, sung by US Navy and Sea Chanters Chorus). Hear also the instrumental version played by the United States Navy Band.
It's A Long Way to Tipperary (The Band of The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall)
Reveille (bugle)
The Stars and Stripes Forever (another popular John Philip Sousa march, played by the U.S. Marine Band)
Taps, popular for military funerals, played here with echo (U.S. Marine Band, part of the music cut off on sample)
Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (RAF Halton Area Band)
Waltzing Matilda (Outback)
Wild Blue Yonder (The US Air Force Song) (United States Air Force Academy Band)
William Tell Overture (National Philharmonic Orchestra, as often played on July 4, Independence Day in the U.S.A.)
You're a Grand Old Flag

And of course any emotionally suggestive music from whatever country, state, or region a person is from--Red River Valley, for example, for someone from the Midwest who used to feel nostalgic when he heard that tune. Another good example: Aloha 'Oe (The Brothers Cazimero, Hawaiian)
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