The Queen’s Piper will help close her state funeral with a rendition of the traditional piece Sleep, Dearie, Sleep.

Pipe Major Paul Burns, the monarch’s personal player at the time of her loss of life, will carry out because the service comes to an finish and the congregation stands, before the coffin leaves Westminster Abbey for Windsor.

Maj Burns of the Royal Regiment of Scotland is the seventeenth holder of the role, which was established in 1843 in the course of the reign of Queen Victoria.

Before the service, Matthew Jorysz, assistant organist of the abbey, will play a sequence of items together with Elegy Op 58 by Sir Edward Elgar, Reliqui Domum Meum by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and Fantasy On O Paradise by Malcolm Williamson.

He will additionally play Romanza (Symphony no 5 in D) by Ralph Vaughan Williams, organized by Robert Quinney.

The sub-organist will play two items by Elgar – Andante Espressivo (Sonata in G Op 28) and Sospiri Op 70.

Hymns sung in the course of the service will embody The Lord’s My Shepherd, The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.

The Lord’s My Shepherd, that includes lyrics from Psalm 23, featured in the course of the Queen’s wedding ceremony to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 and was said to have been a favorite of hers.

After Maj Burns’ efficiency of Sleep, Dearie, Sleep, the sub-organist will play Johann Sebastian Bach piece Fantasia in C Minor because the procession of the coffin begins.

During the procession on Wednesday carrying the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall for her mendacity in state, a number of various marches have been carried out.

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