The funeral service of the Very Reverend Desmond Harman took place at 11.00am today in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin.
At the request of his family the service was a Eucharist of Thanksgiving and Celebration, and it was celebrated by the Most Reverend Dr. John Neill, Archbishop of Dublin. The sermon was given by the Venerable Edgar Swann, Archdeacon of Glendalough and the late Dean’s brother-in-law (sermon text).
The following music was performed:
- Organ music before the service: Pièce d’orgue (BWV572) – J.S.Bach, Carol – Gerald Finzi, Fugue in E flat major (BWV552ii) – J.S.Bach
- The Funeral Sentences – William Croft
- Requiem – Maurice Duruflé
- Psalm 122
- Hymn: Now thank we all ord God (Nun danket)
- Bring us, O Lord God – William Harris
- Hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Praise, My Soul)
- The Spirit of the Lord – Edward Elgar
- Set me as a seal – William Walton
- Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol – Percy Grainger
- Hymn: Christ triumphant, ever reigning (Guiting Power)
- Expectans Expectavi – Charles Wood
- Organ Voluntary: Praeludium et Fuga in G (BWV541) – J.S.Bach
Much of the music for today’s service was chosen by Dean Harman for his installation service on 26th April 2004. That service ended the same was as today’s service, with the motet ‘Expectans Expectavi’ by Charles Wood.
The interment took place privately.