I obviously donít know what were your Granddadís favourite hymns/songs or what he liked to here you play but you should remember that a funeral is an occasion to celebrate a person's life.
Given the circumstances, I would select something not too technically demanding and which can be played sensitively if not with emotion.
It doesnít have to have religious words - for instance if your Granddad had a passion for flying perhaps "Up, up and away (in my beautiful balloon)" or "Those magnificent men in their flying machines" - although "Flight of the Bumble Bee" might be too technically challenging for the circumstances. Something like this would require a competent accompanist and could be combined with something simple like "Amazing Grace".
Re: what to play at a funeral??? 15:02 on Saturday, July 22, 2006