Music can be very soothing at the end of life, both to the person dying and to the caregivers. This can take place at home or in a hospice or hospital. This kind of therapy is sometimes called Music Thanatology. Harp music is often chosen by thanatologists but other gentle instruments such as the monolina, a hand-held harp, singing bowls and native flute are appropriate too. Soft music soothes where there is agitation or confusion and can be a solace for care givers. The goal is to relieve suffering and bring beauty and comfort to the dying process and make meaning of a difficult transition.
As well as at end of life, this kind of music can also accompany moments of prayer at a funeral or memorial service.
Please do enquire about such a service if you feel it appropriate to your circumstances or those of people you know.