What Do You Know About a Funeral March?

The funeral march as the name indicates it is music that is played at a funeral ceremony while carrying the casket to its resting place. This music should not be mistaken with that played during the service. That music is called the funeral music, and it usually relates to what the deceased loved and/or what brings comfort to the bereaved family - more like background music.

There Is More Than One Type of Funeral March

As per the definition, "a funeral march or dead march is a march composed, usually in a minor key, in a slow "simple duple" meter, imitating the solemn pace of a funeral procession" (Source: Wikipedia). The funeral march is usually played when the deceased is given a state or formal burial. This is usually an honorable tribute to an outstanding person, who died on duty - i.e. policeman, army, navy, air force personnel, politicians, state functionaries and so on.

The funeral march is generally played while the casket is carried from the place where the body laid in state (for visitation) until the resting place, in the cemetery. The casket is carried by pallbearers consisting of colleagues of the deceased (police personnel for a police officer, military people for an army man, etc or army people for politicians or head of state or country).

The funeral march is only played at official and formal funerals. You will not find this feature in any other type of funerals. As mentioned earlier, the funeral march as well as all the honors bestowed through the formal funeral is actually part of the tribute the country pays to the deceased for laying down his/her life in the course of duty.

Another Type Of Funeral March

Very few people know that there exists a virus by the name of 'funeral', which originated sometime during 1992 from Europe. This virus will attack the .com and .exe files as soon as it is memory resident. After the infection, the virus will settle at the end of the file thus increasing its size by 921 bytes. Then the funeral virus will catch hold of the file and have it attached to the infected batch.

The virus will enter your computer through the normal avenues, i.e. mail downloads, floppy diskettes, CDs, networks, etc. Once this has wormed itself in the principal files, every one hour it will play the music of a funeral march and then reboot the system. The funeral march tune it seems imitates that of the ZK900 virus.