Singing death: why music and grief go hand in hand

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Helen Maree Hickey and Helen Dell

Sometimes the music surrounding death tells us as much about the mourners as it does about the dead.

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About the author

Helen M. Hickey is a researcher in the Australian Research Council for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne.

Helen Dell is a research fellow, medieval song and poetry, medievalism, nostalgia, University of Melbourne 

Helen and Helen are co-editors of Singing Death: Reflections on Music and Mortality, published by Routledge, London