(Closed) Catholic wedding music…

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Post # 4
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss Stella: Thank you, thank you, thank you for that site!  I’ve been going out of my mind trying to find a site that cohesive and helpful.

Post # 5
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

here are the songs i used


Prelude:       Variety of Classical Selections

                    Household of Faith-Lamb/Rosasco

                   Surely the Presence – Wolfe


Seating of Mothers:   Ave Maria –  Schubert


Bridesmaid Procession:   Canon in D – Pachelbel


Bride’s Procession:   How Beautiful –  Paris


Responsorial Psalm:Psalm 118  – Haugen

“This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad.” (2x’s)


Gospel Acclamation: Easter Allelui -Haugen


Unity Candle: The Prayer  -Sager/Foster

Flowers to Mary:  Ave Maria  – Norbet


Presentation of the Gifts: On Eagle’s Wings  – Joncas


Communion:  How Beautiful   – Paris (instrumental)


Recessional:  Horn Pipe/Water Music – Handel

Post # 6
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

eeek! sorry that turned out as a HUGE post – copy and paste isnt so friendly on the bee.

Post # 7
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

This is what we used:

Prelude: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring 

Seating of the Parents
and Bridal Party Processional: Canon in D Major

 Bridal Processional – Trumpet Voluntary

Blessing and Exchange of Rings- Ave Maria

Preparation of Gifts- Here I Am Lord 

Communion – One Bread One Body

Recessional – Wedding March

Post # 8
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@klachance18: I’m glad it helped! I know we’ll definitely be using it, too, when it gets closer! :o) 

Post # 9
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

we had the wedding march

Canon in D major

Ave maria (my niece sang it I was bawling!)

Ave verum

Trumpet voluntary

Post # 10
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you’re hiring an organist or pianist who does Catholic weddings, he or she will already have a list of songs in their repertoire that’s appropriate for church weddings.  Otherwise if you’re hiring musicians who are not religious, or if you’re using recorded music, then stick with songs on the theme of love, and have your priest approve your choices.

I stuck with lots of the traditional stuff with one or two personal touches thrown in:

Prelude: Canon in D
Processional (bridal party): Handel’s Largo
Processional (bride): Wagner’s Bridal Chorus “Here Comes the Bride”
Psalm: Blest are Those Who Love You, David Haas
Offertory: We Have Been Told, also David Haas
Communion: Pescador de Hombres (nod to my groom’s Mexican family)
Recessional: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
Post-lude: Ode to Joy “Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee”

Post # 11
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are having a 65-member liturgical choir sing at our wedding, so some of the music choices are a little different from what you would have without a choir.
1) Air from Water Music (Handel)
2) Rhosymedre (arr. R.V. Williams)
3) Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach) – with choir
Prelude from Te Deum (Charpentier)
Responsorial Psalm:
Ps. 128 “Blest are those who love you”
Laudate Pueri (Mozart)
Mass Parts:
Mass for the City (Proulx)
Agnus Dei:
Mass for the City (Proulx)
1) Panis Angelicus (Palestrina)
2) If Ye Love Me (Tallis)
Marian Devotion:
Ave Maria (Victoria)
La Rejouissance from Fireworks Suite (Handel)
Rondeau (Mouret)

Post # 13
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

thank you so much for the help!

Post # 14
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@autumn865: The prelude is the time when guests are filtering in and sitting down, and ends with the seating of the parents (if you’re making a formal event out of that) or when the bridal party is ready to enter with the processional.  My musicians went through about 15 minutes of prelude music actually.

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