Post # 1
Can someone please suggest a few songs for our church service??
I’ve seen some lists flying around, but I don’t want to have any songs that are too modern… no jumping around, if you know what I mean :)!
Thank you 🙂 xx
Post # 4
I thought about In Christ Alone but it seems like that’s playing in every wedding nowadays! not that i mind, but i don’t want people in my wedding to think “ah not THAT song again…”
Post # 5
What about some contemporary versions of older hymns? We were going to do that (but ended up letting our musicians choose the worship music). I know Chris Tomlin has some great ones….
Post # 6
@mrsBtoBee: Are you looking for contemporary or sacred music? Is secular music acceptable?
Post # 7
These are what I used!
May depend on your church…my ceremony was outside with a flute/string trio.
Songs during seating…
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
Air from Water Music – Handel
Largo from Xerxes (or Ombra mai fu) – Handel
Sheep may safely graze – Bach
Air on a G string – Bach
Entrance from the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Sleepers Awake – Bach (grooms parents and grandmother entering)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach (attendants entering)
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke (bride entrance)
Wedding March – Mendelssohn (for the exit)
Post # 8
@MaybeeBecca I do love his songs. It can’t be too upbeat but I’m definitely looking for mroe contemporary christian songs – or at least from the 80s upwards 😉
@bridecat those are all wonderful but i don’t think the musicians from the church can play those…… they’re not classical musicians 🙁
@coffeehound I’m looking for christian songs as I need that for the ceremony, in a church…… 🙂
Post # 9
Here are the original three we were going to use (chosen because they were contemporary versions of older hymns that a lot of guests would know):
– “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” – Passion
– “Take My Life” – Chris Tomlin
– “Let Everything that has Breath Praise the Lord” – Matt Redman
And this CD has a lot of contemporary versions of older ones: http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Ancient-Modern-Worship-Band/dp/B0001BS3KW
Hope that helps :-). I know there are so many options with music it’s sometimes hard to choose!
Post # 10
@mrsBtoBee: “I’m looking for christian songs as I need that for the ceremony, in a church…… :)”
Right, but different churches would have different requirements. You’d have different music in an Anglican church than in a non-denominational church.
First choice: contemporary vs. traditional
Contemporary is something modern – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I&feature=av2e (Somewhere over the Rainbow as an example)
Traditional music is something much older – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wpPk8qk3uQ (Pachelbel’s Canon in D as an example)
Second choice: non-secular vs. secular
Secular music is songs written for secular plays, operas, etc – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFTnFErJEu4&feature=related (Wagner’s Bridal Chorus is from the opera Lohengrin)
Non-secular music is songs not written for secular puposes – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1088E6E2fY (Clarke’s Prince of Denmark March was written by the organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London)
Next issue: what instruments are available and is there a singer? I’ve seen everything from to organ only to organ and trumpet to a full rock band (three guitars and a drummer) in church weddings.
Post # 11
hey there mrsBtobee! not sure exactly what ur looking for or if u already found something, but i thought i would give u some suggestions anyway. These happen to be the songs I’ll be playing at my ceremony. “Love of my life” by Darla Day, and “I promise” by Cece Winans…. I personally love both songs so much that i couldnt choose just one. Hope this helps… u can youtube the songs if u can/want. plz let me know. Good luck
Post # 12
@mrsBtoBee: I second being sick of In Christ Alone. I love that song…. but it has been play at the past 5 weddings I’ve been to.
Post # 13
One of my favorite is “when God made you” by Newsong…. LOVE IT!!
My fiance & I absolutely LOVE “The Prayer” by Celine Dion & Josh Groben… Check those out on youtube or something.. :]
best wishes! =D
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2011 - Glendale Lyceum
I’m currently toying with different versions of my two favorite hymns- It is Well With My Soul & Be Thou My Vision.
I’m also considering Sufjan Stevens’ Amazing Grace and Patty Griffin’s All Creatures of Our God and King.
There are so many beautiful options! I guess it depends on if you want the music during seating or recessional, for during a prayer, or as a performance.
Post # 15
One song that we are DEFINITELY having is “Your Love is Extravagant” by Casting Crowns. It’s such a beautiful acoustic song. I think we are having this during Communion!
Post # 16
@cubaneli: I absolutely love When God Made You 🙂
I am happy/sad to say I went with In Christ Alone in the end!! And also My Tribute. The caveat being that In Christ Alone will be played in Portuguese and not many people know it in Brazil 😉 and it’s at least ONE song my FI will recognize!!