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Sarah Bach, Soprano



There is no deadline for contacting Miss Bach about memorial services or funerals. Please contact her as soon as it is possible and she will check her availability. She has fifteen years of experience singing for weddings and memorial services in many of the churches on Cape Cod. She is has served as an elected member of the board for the Cape Cod and the Islands Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and knows many of the church organists in the area.

To hear a sample of Miss Bach singing, please click here.

As you ponder the list of possible repertoire, you may click on the links just below for further thoughts about planning funerial music. Secular requests must be approved by the minister and organist.

FEES: 1-2 selections of music = $200.00
This fee includes one rehearsal with the organist or musicians.

You may contact her about special requests and she will do her best to accommodate your request. Secular requests must be approved by the minister and organist. Any special requests for music not already in her repertoire will be considered with an increase in her fee.

Any additional rehearsals: $50 per hour

To book Miss Bach in the Boston and Southeast area of Massachusetts for a memorial service or funeral, please click on the mail icon.

Click on either category to reveal a list of suggestions.

BACH
Johann Sebastian

Kantate: BWV 208,
Was mir behagt, das ist die Munt're Jagd
      Schafe Können Sicher Weiden
      (Sheep May Safely Graze)

BACH
Johann Sebastian

Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not
(Sighs, tears, grief, distress)

BACH
Johann Sebastian

Kantate: BWV 147,
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
      Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring

CARRELL
James P.
and
CLAYTON
David S./
arr. CUTTER
William

Amazing Grace

THOMPSON
Will Lamartine/
arr. CUTTER
William

Softly And Tenderly

FAURÉ
Gabriel

Requiem
      Pie Jesu

FRANCK
Cèsar

Messe Solennelle, Opus 12
      Panis Angelicus

GABRIEL
Charles Hutchinson

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

HANDEL
George Frideric

Messiah
      I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

HANDEL
George Frideric

Semele
      Where E’er You Walk

SCHUMANN
Robert

Widmung (Devotion)

JONCAS
Michael

On Eagle's Wings

COPLAND
Aaron

At The River

PARRY
Charles H. H.

Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind

MOZART
Wolfgang Amadeus

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339
      Laudate Dominum

PURCELL
Henry

Dido and Aeneas
      When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)

Swedish folk melody

How Great Thou Art
(O store Gud)


MONK
William Henry/
Trad. Hymn

Abide With Me
Tune: "Eventide"

NEUMARK
Georg/
Trad. Hymn

Abide With Us, The Day Is Waning
Tune: "Neumark"

CRÜGER
Johann
(Newes vollkömliches Gesangbuch Augsburgischer Confession, Berlin:1640)
Trad. Hymn

Ah, Holy Jesus
Tune: "Herzliebster Jesu"

WILSON
Hugh/
WATTS
Isaac
(Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707)
Trad. Hymn

Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
Tune: "Martyrdom"

CARRELL
James P.
and
CLAYTON
David S.
(Virginia Harmony, 1831)

Amazing Grace
Tune: "New Britain"

ATKINSON
Frederick Cook/
Trad. Hymn

Abide With Me
Tune: "Morecambe"

REINAGLE
Alexander R./
Trad. Hymn

Almighty Father Of Mankind
Tune: "St. Peter (Reinagle)"

SIBELIUS
Jean/
Trad. Hymn

Be Still My Soul
Tune: "Finlandia"

Irish Folk Tune/
Trad. Hymn

Be Thou My Vision
Tune: "Slane"

Swedish Melody/
Trad. Hymn

Children Of The Heavenly Father
(Tryggare Kan Ingen Vara)

BACH
Johann Sebastian
(Geistliche Gesangbüchlein, 1524)
Trad. Hymn

Christ Jesus Lay In Death’s Strong Bands
(Christ Lag in Todesbanden)
Tune: "Christ Lag in Todesbanden"

HERBST
Martin
(Nürnbergisches Gesangbuch, 1676)
Trad. Hymn

Christ Will Gather In His Own
Tune: "Heinlein"

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Ralph/
Trad. Hymn

Come Down, O Love Divine

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Ralph/
English Melody

Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above
Tune: "Forest Green"

SCHOLEFIELD
Clement C./
Trad. Hymn

The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
Tune: "St. Clement"

PARRY
Charles H. H./
Trad. Hymn

Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
Tune: "Repton"

MAKER
Frederick C./
Trad. Hymn

Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
Tune: "Rest (Maker)"

BACH
Johann Sebastian
Trad. Hymn

The Death Of Jesus Christ, Our Lord
(Gottlob, Es Geht Nunmehr zu Ende)
Tune: "Gottlob, Es Geht Nunmehr zu Ende"

DYKES
John B.
(Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861)/
Trad. Hymn

Eternal Father, Strong To Save
The Navy Hymn
Tune: "Melita"

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Ralph/
Trad. Hymn

For All The Saints
(from The English Hymnal)
Tune: "Sine Nomine"

SHEPPARD
Franklin L.

Forever with the Lord
Tune: "Terra Beata"

WARREN
George W.

God Of Our Fathers
Tune: "National Hymn"

TANS’UR
William/
Trad. Hymn

Hark! From The Tombs A Doleful Sound
Tune: "Bangor"

BRADBURY
William B./
Trad. Hymn

He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought!
(from Golden Censer)

LOWRY
Robert
Trad. Hymn

How can I keep from singing? or
My Life Flows On In Endless Song

Svensk folkmelodi/
Trad. Hymn

How Great Thou Art
(O store Gud)
Tune: "Sanningsvittnet"

SLEETH
Natalie A./
Trad. Hymn

Hymn Of Promise

BRUMLEY
Alfred E./
Trad. Hymn

I'll Fly Away

MILES
C. Austin/
Trad. Hymn

In The Garden

HOLST
Gustav

I Vow To Thee, My Country
(from The Planets)
Tune: "Thaxted"

GOULD
John Edgar/
Trad. Hymn

Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me
Tune: "Pilot"

HASTINGS
Thomas/
Trad. Hymn

Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me
Tune: "Toplady"

Mission’ Swahili Hymn Book/
Benedictine plainsong, Mode V, 13th Century

Jesus, Son Of Mary, Fount Of Life Alone
(Yesu, Bin Mariamu)
Tune: "Adoro Devote"

Trad. Folk Song/
Trad. Hymn

Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Tune: "Closer Walk"

Ancient Irish melody
Hymns Ancient and Modern (London: 1868)/
Trad. Hymn

The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Tune: "St. Columba"

DYKES
John B./
Trad. Hymn

The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Tune: "Dominus Regit Me"

DYKES
John B./
Trad. Hymn

Lead, Kindly Light
Tune: "Lux Benigna"

PURDAY
Charles H./
Trad. Hymn

Lead, Kindly Light
Tune: "Sandon"

TEMPLE
Sebastien/
Trad. Hymn

Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

LUTHER
Martin/
Trad. Hymn

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

African-American Spiritual/
Trad. Hymn

My Lord, What A Morning (or Mourning)

THOMPSON
Virgil/
Trad. Hymn

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

MASON
Lowell/
Trad. Hymn

Nearer My God To Thee
Tune: "Bethany" (Mason)

unknown/
Trad. Hymn

Nearer My God To Thee
Tune: "American"

CROFT
William/
Trad. Hymn

O God, Our Help In Ages Past
Our God, Our Help In Ages Past
Tune: "St. Anne"

MANN
Arthur H./
Trad. Hymn

O Jesus, I Have Promised
Tune: "Angel’s Story"

Trad. Welsh Melody/
Trad. Hymn

O Jesus, I Have Promised
Tune: "Llanfyllin"

VULPIUS
Melchior/
Trad. Hymn

O Lord Of Life, Where’er They Be
Tune: "Gelobt Sei Gott"

PEACE
Albert L./
Trad. Hymn

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
Tune: "St. Margaret (Peace)"

DORSEY
Thomas A./
ALLEN
George N./
Trad. Hymn

Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Tune: "Maitland"

MESSITER
Arthur H.
(Hymnal with Music as Used in Trinity Church, New York: 1893)/
Trad. Hymn

Rejoice, Ye Pure In Heart
Tune: "Marion"

HOPKINS
Edward J./
Trad. Hymn

Saviour Again To Thy Dear Name We Raise
Tune: "Ellers"

Trente quatre pseaumes de David, Geneva, 1551/
Trad. Hymn

Saviour Again To Thy Dear Name We Raise
Tune: "Old 124th"

LOWRY
Robert/
Trad. Hymn

Shall We Gather At The River
(from Happy Voices, 1865)

WALTER
William H.
Episcopal Hymnal with Tunes Old and New, 1872)
Trad. Hymn

Soon Shall The Trump Of God
Tune: "Festal Song"

African-American Spiritual

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Chants Evangéliques (Switzerland)/
HANDEL
George Frideric

Judas Maccabaeus
      Thine Be The Glory or
      Thine Is The Glory

MASON
Lowell/
WATTS
Isaac
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Trad. Hymn

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
Tune: "Hamburg"

MILLER
Edward/
WATTS
Isaac
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Trad. Hymn

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
Tune: "Rockingham" (Miller)


THOMPSON
Linda
and
MARX
Richard

You Raise Me Up

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