Matches And Dispatches

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Sian Evans looks at the role of music in life's most significant occasions - starting with the wedding and funeral of Queen Victoria, both of which set trends still followed today.

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Sian Evans looks at how music occupies a central role on two of life's great occasions - weddings and funerals.

She finds that while weddings are becoming more and more extravagant, the music remains decidedly traditional.

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Sian Evans looks at how music occupies a central role on two of life's great occasions - weddings and funerals.

She traces the roots of today's understated funeral practices and finds that music appropriate to a person's life is now being favoured over music reflecting the solemnity of the occasion.

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Sian Evans looks at how music occupies a central role on two of life's great occasions - weddings and funerals.

She examines the wedding and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.