(Closed) Acceptable processional songs NOT THE USUALS!?

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Well, we’re playing the Star Wars Throne Room Processional… if you’re allowed secular music, why not play something by the Beatles or a song that is meaningful to you.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m having my girls walk to a Friedrick Chopin song.  Nocture in C minor

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

We’re having One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story. Even as an instrumental, it’s a lovely processional.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m getting married in a Catholic church as well, and I spoke with the music director this morning and she told me I could choose any song I wanted, it didn’t have to be religious. I’m not sure what song to use as my recessional, but I’m using Yiruma “river flows in you” (I think that’s what it’s called) as my bridesmaid processional.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have a friend who used Sunrise, Sunset (from Fiddler on the Roof) for the processional in a Catholic church… mine were just the standard Canon in D and Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring though (boring, but they were beautiful when the string quartet played them!). 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

my girls walked in to “feels like home” by chantal kreviazuk and i walked into “the luckiest” by ben folds.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

So in case your church prefers you don’t use secular music–like mine–here are some ideas.

-Charpentier, “Prelude to a Te Deum”

-Bach, “Arioso” (also known as Air on a G String)

-Bach, “Sheep May Safely Graze”

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are using “Holy Holy Holy”, this rendition in particular:

 

 

It is really beautiful, different, and still goes with the religious ceremony!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The Vitamin String Quartet has a lot of really excellent recordings that would work. Popular songs and classics reworked so they sound more orchestral and lovely.

We used VSQ’s All I Want Is You, a cover of U2’s since that’s my DH’s favorite band. But when I was going through all their options on YouTube I found a ton that I thought were beautifully done.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Air on a G String

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Sheep May Safely Graze (aka Flocks in Pastures, or a German title, by J.S. Bach)

Water Music (Handel)

Te Deum (Charpentier)

O God Beyond All Praising

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

we are using the butterfly waltz by brian crain for the bridal processional

and a walk through the forest by the same composer for the bridesmaids

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

How about “Bittersweet Symphony” Instrumental by The Verve http://youtu.be/gh9Or4IxnwM

I love how it starts out somewhat slow, then comes in the drums. Very fun and dramatic!

Or “Halo” instrumental by Florence & The Machine (originally sung by Beyonce) http://youtu.be/DwXv0_x8dRE, as of now this is what I’m using at my ceremony as the processional.

 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Mrs.Darling: Wow, that’s a beautiful arrangment! I might be adding this somewhere in my wedding! 🙂

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