Great Funeral Music: "A Chloris" by Reynaldo Hahn
As an ex-lover of Marcel Proust's, and one of the most beloved French composers of the Belle Epoque, Reynaldo Hahn has much to teach about separations, sentiments and remembrance. I was researching Proust's notes of condolence (which are both numerous and marvelous), and I learned of Hahn's existence which has lead me to a new obsession: "A Chloris," often sung but also transposed for cello and useful (recorded or live) at vigils, wakes or funeral chapel services. Please savor every minute of this. Find the rendition for woodwinds here. Larger orchestra here.