(Closed) Catholic wedding music

posted 5 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@NavyBride2013:  Are you looking for traditional music, or trying to push the envelope, or don’t know yet?

Post # 5
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@NavyBride2013:  Wedding March was written by a raging anti-semite.  Ode to Joy is an excellent choice; I plan to use it in the ceremony at some point, just not sure what.  I think it will make an amazing processional – it’s our backup processional, in case the priest (who we’re told is really easygoing on music) doesn’t like our more fun ideas.

Post # 6
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Our Catholic Church is retty limited on music, too. Nothing secular.

We like Ave Maria, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring and Ode to Joy. Canon in D is good, too.

Normally, I’m a push-the-envelope sort of person, but the church isn’t the place for that according to my FI! lol

Post # 7
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had to look it up. We had a Latin Mass. Our schola fell through at the last minute, so we had a low Mass. Our priest looked up whether we could have any music with a low Mass. We were very happy that organ music was allowed.

For the seating of the parents we used Schubert’s Ave Maria — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGfC5sNqaBs

– Procession (Charpentier’s Prelude to Te Deum) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sawctQcF4E

Communion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Ak-NcK32M

Recession http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXwpNBlpJsE

It was ok. I’m still really disappointed with the chior director we hired. We got in contact with him almost a year before our wedding. He assured us everything was set. He was going to send us music samples around the Christmas season. We were getting married in April. He was completely out of contact with me during the Christmas season. He finally got back to me in Feburary and told me he had no one who could sing for our wedding. We saved money, but it just wasn’t what we wanted. Its one of the primary reasons I wished I hadn’t compromised with my parents. I was trying so hard to have the type of wedding I wanted. It meant bringing people in. I should have just planned the wedding at my husband’s parish and saved myself all the hassle and disappointed.

Post # 8
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@NavyBride2013:  Our processional was an organ/violin/cello arrangement of a Scottish melody called “Rob Fraser’s Welcome to San Francisco.” It was very stately and joyous, a little different from the usual Bach or Pachelbel but nothing too hair-raising.

We used a song for our recessional, which is a little less common than to use an organ processional, but it’s a very appropriate song called “Each Step of the Journey”:


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