Wedding & Music Selection



MUSIC SELECTION

Selection of music for your wedding ceremony can be a daunting task! To help in your song selection, I have created lists of popular wedding music; these lists are categorized by where they typically fall during the service.



There are two different selections for services: a Ceremony with a Full Nuptial Mass (includes Communion) or Ceremony without a Full Nuptial Mass (does not include Communion)




PRELUDE




Prelude music will start 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. A variety of pieces will be incorporated as your guest are arriving and being seated. This music is left to my discretion and I will choose pieces fitting to the rest of your music that help to set the celebratory mood for the wedding.



SEATING OF THE FAMILY


Approximately 5 minutes before the ceremony there is the seating of the family which includes grand parents and parents. During this time I recommend you pick a specific piece. Usually a vocal piece is sung at this time.

These choices work well for this time:


The Prayer


Gift of Love


Old Irish Blessing


I Will Be Here


Lord of All Hopefulness


Ave Maria


Love Is The Boat


Your Love Oh Lord



PROCESSIONAL


There are several options for this piece. Most couples choose 2 different pieces. One for the wedding party (attendants and children) and another piece for the bride.

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Depending on your taste you can either have organ or piano for these pieces. Piano is more intimate. The pipe organ gives a much grandeur entrance. An added trumpet can make for a stately entrance. Selections can be made from the following & will be lengthened/shortened to fit the procession:

Gabriel's Oboe


La Grace


Trumpet Voluntary (Organ)


Butterfly Waltz


Trumpet Tune


Canon in D


Spring


Prelude to Te Deum


Jesu Joy


Can't Help Falling in Love


Trumpet Voluntary (Tpt. & Organ)




RESPONSORIAL PSALMS


God's Love is Everlasting


This Is The Day



GOSPEL ACCLAMATION


Alleluia Give The Glory


Celtic Alleluia




PREPARATION OF GIFTS (OFFERTORY)


Let There Be Peace on Earth


Love is the Boat


Old Irish Blessing


Be Thou My Vision


My Soul is Thirsting


With Great Love


I Will Be Here


The Prayer


Lord of All Hopefulness


Gift of Love


Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts


I Will Be Here


How Beautiful


Lord of All Hopefulness


Love is the Boat


On Eagle's Wings




COMMUNION

Omit if not having a full Mass


The Prayer


Gift of Love


My Soul is Thirsting


Set Me As A Seal


Behold The Lamb


Let There Be Peace on Earth


Be Thou My Vision


With Great Love


Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts




DEVOTION TO MARY

During this time the couple goes to the statue of Mary with a flower & says a short prayer.

(Optional)

Ave Maria


Hail Mary, Gentle Woman


RECESSIONAL



The bride and groom exit followed by the wedding party and parents

Wedding March


Ode to Joy


Spring


Trumpet Tune


Trumpet Voluntary


Rondeau


The Rejoicing


Recessional in C


Prelude to Te Deum


Planets


Hornpipe


Prelude in Classic Style


Jesu Joy