Descending Nordic lyre notes , played by Gary Carpenter, as Howie is marked, women's voices join in, "sleep close and fast" at end. Cinefantastique: the 'burning' music, also used over the anointing scenes, prominently uses the
Celtic harp" (Should be Nordic lyre. - GC) (The burning music?)
Sleep close and fast at the end is a reference to the last line of Mirie It Is, in modern English; "And I, most unjustly Sorrow and mourn and fast."