(Closed) Catholic wedding – songs for the soloist?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are playing the Ava Maria after Communion.  But during Communion we are playing For You by John Denver.  Our priest is pretty relaxed, he loves John Denver (he has been known to quote him during homilies) so I know its not a problem.  I know some priests are more strict about secular songs though.  Haha this post probably was not helpful to you.  I do have a hymn book but my mom has it right now, but when I get it back I can give you more ideas!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What kind of church music are you looking for? Traditional? Contemporary? 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

What about You Raise Me Up?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Lol – you sound like us.

My favorites that I’m planning on having at somepoint in the mass are:

Matt Mahers: Set me as a seal – He’s a Catholic Musician and also writes mass parts and acclamations so you should have no issues having it sung. It’s a duet though.

The Servant Song – Should be in your hymnal. More traditional but has amazing lyrics for marriage.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ Jennifer.

Aww, why didn’t I ask this question for my wedding.  I love ‘you raise me up.’ I should have got my soloist to do that song.

I got my soloist to do Ava Maria for my ceremony.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Miss Bluebird after our Catholic ceremony we bought a CD of our soloists songs and when I heard his version of “There is Love (the wedding song)” I really wish I would’ve had him sing it during our ceremony.  It’s so pretty and I’m pretty sure you’ve heard it before.

Here are the lyrics and a youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1v84WKC6Pg&feature=related

THERE IS LOVE

– Wedding Song –

He is now to be among you at the calling of your hearts. Rest assured this troubador is acting on His part. The union of your spirits here has caused Him to remain, for whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name, There is love. There is love.

Oh, a man shall leave his mother, and a woman leave her home. They will travel on to where the two will be as one. As it was in the beginning, is now until the end, woman draws her life from man and gives it back again and there is love. Oh, there’s love.

Well then what’s to be the reason for becoming man and wife? Is it love that brings you here or love that brings you life? For is loving is the answer then who’s the giving for? Do you believe in something that you’ve never seen before? Oh, there’s love. There is love.

He is now to be among you at the calling of your hearts. Rest assured this troubador is acting on His part. The union of your spirits here has caused Him to remain for whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name there is love. Oh, there is love.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

“Covenant Hymn (Wherever You Go)”.  Beautiful song, especially when sung by a duet or full choir.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have an organ-ist for my wedding, she got me a soloist.  She has been a big help finding music as my priest is very traditional.  Here are some of her suggestions.  You can here some of them on youtube.  Most of the songs I like from mass are, so I am told, funeral songs.  Who knew!!!

Irish Wedding Song      Bridal Prayer     With this Ring     Only a Shadow     Dwelling Place     Love is the Sunlight (which is ‘morning has broken’ with wedding words-beautiful!!  a real find)    Hope these are a help.

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re using “You ARe Mine” for the presentation of the gifts, and “Panis Angelicus” for the communion hymn. The presentation has the double couple/Christ meaning, which I like, and I’m madly in love with Panis Angelicus.

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