(Closed) Catholic Bees – what music are you using in your ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
11048 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@FoxyBride14: I know the first two you listed. I had Canon D as my walk down the aisle, only got to know it from watching Father Of The Bride years ago.

Post # 5
26 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

We have yet to meet with the music director, so no final decisions yet. I know that I want to work in Handel’s Largo at some point, and I’m strongly considering Ave Verum Corpus for the Communion Hymn. What other selections will you be using?

Post # 6
313 posts
Helper bee

Bridal Party: Wachet Auf (arranged for organ, J.S. Bach)

Bride’s Entrance: In dir ist Freude (BWV 615, J.S. Bach)

During Ceremony: Set Me As a Seal (SSAA arrangement, Rene Clausen)

Recessional: Improvisation sur le Te Deum (Charlies Tournemire)


This isn’t finalized, but this is my best guess as of right now 😛

Post # 7
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@cutiebomb7789:  We’re using Set Me As A Seal too. 🙂 

Post # 8
19 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

@FoxyBride14:  We haven’t officially decided on our music, but have narrowed it down to:


– Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke

– Song for Sienna, Brian Crain

– Thaxted, Gustav Holst

– You Are Mine, Haas


– Ave Maria, Franz Schubert


– Jesu, Joy, Bach

– Canon in D, Pachelbel


– Psalm 103 (The Lord is Kind and Merciful)


– Celtic Alleluia, Fintan O’Carroll


– We come to your feast, Michael Joncas

– One Bread, One Body

– Taste and See, James Moore

– I am the Bread of Life

– May Love be Ours Lord, Michael Joncas

RECESSIONAL (for bridal party/family)

– Ode to Joy, Beethoven

POSTLUDE (as people continue to exit church)

– Hornpipe, George Fredrick Handel

Post # 9
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

seating of family/bridal party- jesu joy of a man’s desiring

bride- canon in d

communion- pan de vida, pescador de hombres (lord, when you came to the seashore)

presentation of flowers- ave maria

recessional- a combination of spring and autumn from vivaldi’s four seasons

Post # 10
48 posts

I think I am the minority here by saying I refuse to walk down to Canon in D!  Way overdone!  Sorry.

Here’s my plan for my wedding:
Prelude:  Sheep May Safely Graze, Air (Water Music), Arioso
Moms/Processional:  Ave Maria (Schubert version)
Bridal Processional:  Arrival Of The Queen of Sheba or Zadok the Priest (both showing a nice contrast to the quieter Ave Maria)
Psalm:  The Lord Is Kind and Merciful
Gospel:  Celtic Alleluia
Receiving of gifts:  I Have Loved You
Communion:  Pan De Vida
Recessional:  O God Beyond All Praising 

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