Light, airy organ music?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Helper bee

@Fanciful:  When it comes to airy, look to Bach!  I’d recommend Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and Sleepers Wake (as long as it’s at a bright tempo)

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This site might be helpful:

http://allsaintsatlanta.org/worship/weddings/wedding-music-samples/

I love #10, the Hornpipe from Water Music as a recessional.  #9, the Rejoicing from the Royal Fireworks Suite is also lovely.  Also, the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba is fabulous.  If you’re looking for majestic splendor, samples 1-4 are good selections.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSebgWG-1YQ

Have you talked with your organist?  He/she has probably have some excellent suggestions.  

We’ll have organ througout our wedding and are processing in and out to the congregation singing hymns.  We’ll have violin and organ during the prelude and during communion. In the Episcopal liturgy, the organist keeps the service moving along, providing music where needed. 

Good luck to you! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Sophie78:  yay another Episcopal bee!

OP we are sticking to bach and handel.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ll be using Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring for mine. I’ve always loved the piece of music, it’s suited for an organ, and definitely has that “airy” feeling…

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Posting to follow, as our chapel has an organ and I need some music help! 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@SeptemberSparkle:  Me too!

 

@Sophie78:  Did you like the way the violin and organ worked together? I have the option of hiring a violinist or trumpet player along with the organist.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@oneyearout:  We loved it.  Our wedding was small and the mood was festive but reflective so the violin music fit well with that.  The violinist was a classical musician who also does Celtic music and she played a Celtic version of “Be Thou My Vision” during the preparation for Eucharist.  She’a also a good friend which made it even more special.  It was just lovely.  

One of the pieces she did was Salut d’Amour by Elgar.  It’s gorgeous:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTXUkz9wj8o

My husband is a professional orchestral trumpet player so he actually didn’t want trumpet music at the wedding and with our smaller wedding, brass would have been overkill.  Violin was a better fit for us.

Bottom line – they’re both lovely instruments.  I would choose brass for a larger guest list and large space and violin for a smaller and more intimate guest list.  I hope this helps. 

 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I hope I’m not commenting too late! For organ music, “Saint-Saëns, Organ Symphony” is my favorite. If you have ever seen the movie “Babe”, its the melody from the song “If I had words.”  Here is the youtube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d0itDEs9uo

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@atmospherebride:  This is beautiful!! I’m trying to find a version to listen to online that doesn’t include a full symphony, since that won’t be an option for me, but thanks for sharing – I love this!!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@oneyearout:  Sally Harmon does a gorgeous, airy, one part version of the same melody on piano that I imagine could be done on pipe organ. It’s gorgeous. Look for If I Had Words by Sally Harmon, from the album The Heart Of The Movies. I can’t find it on youtube but it is available on spotify. https://play.spotify.com/album/0XKRKP3fIiFv2pf49ejIUn (If you aren’t already on spotify, you’ll need to create a log in, and you may need to download the player, but its free) Hope this helps! 🙂

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