Post # 1
I’m getting married in a Catholic church and have to choose music holy in nature (no unique songs by Top 40 artists unfortunately. 🙁 ).
That said, we’re having an organist play all of our music. I love the way most songs sound on the organ but NOT the Wedding Chorus (“here comes the bride”)…
Does anyone know of any other “holy” music that can be played when I walk down the aisle? My mom is walking down to Ave Maria and My bridesmaids to Pachebel’s Canon in D.
Would love your expertise or advice!!!
Post # 3
Canon In D is not “holy” music. The Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) is secular as well so it cannot be used and most churches don’t allow it anyway since it was composed by an anti-Semite. You need to get in touch with the music director at your church to find out in explicit detail what is allowed and what isn’t. For example, when 2 of my Catholic cousins were married, they each were required to pick music straight out of the hymnal with no other options. They mentioned that everyone else they knew who got married in the Catholic church was required to do the same. Every church in every parish is different so you won’t know for certain until you go to the horse’s mouth to get the answer.
Post # 4
ah! Well THAT’S certainly good to know and would explain why those two songs are not listed in the music list the church provided.
It does say I can make recommendations for other music that is sacred in nature. I guess I’m just not sure which ones are available!
I will definitely ask the Music Director! Thanks for the heads up!