(Closed) Lost on Music for Catholic Nuptial Mass

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Here’s our Mass list:

  1. Bridesmaids Entrance: Be Thou My Vision
  2. Bridal Entrance: Cry of the Beloved; Alicia Hernon
  3. Glory to God; John Foley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYUmmwQsvPo
  4. Responsorial Psalm: Set me as a seal; Matt Maher (don’t have permission on this, if we don’t get it, it will be somewhere else.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta83lISU5rE
  5. Alleluia: Undecided as of now
  6. After Exchange of Consent before vows (this isn’t necessary) The Litany of the Saints by Matt Maher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG75daBWPdQ
  7. Presentation of Gifts: The Servant Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzyFSNUB6nk&feature=related
  8. Holy Holy: Sanctuce http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRLoY6QGqcY
  9. Memorial Acclamation and Great Amen from the Mass of Hope, music by Jim Cowan(This is what my sheet music says it is, but I can’t find a sample of it online. Anything online is not what I have.)
  10. Agnus Dei; Matt Maher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V35jHEf8kg
  11. Communion: I Shall be Healed; Bob Rice    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h84VIltm8-M
  12. Flowers to Mary After Communion: As I kneel before you; Maria Parkinson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqa3NJit2LE&feature=related
  13.  Recessional: Joyful, Joyful, We adore Thee



Post # 4
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We ended up having 7 actual hymns for ours. Then there are the parts of the Mass which are usually (but not always) sung – i.e. Psalm, Gospel Acclamation, Holy Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Great Amen, Lamb of God – various arrangements for these can be found in the parish’s hymnbooks. You could ask your priest for a little more guidance in terms of the order of the Mass – some insist that the parts of the Mass be sung, others don’t care.

These are the hymns we had:

Seating of the Mothers: Ave Maria (Gounod) (this one definitely optional)

Processional: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (some people have a 2nd hymn just for the bride, but I didn’t)

Offertory/Preparation of the Gifts: Lord of All Power

Communion:  For the Beauty of the Earth
                    Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
(you might need only one, depending on how many are taking communion)

Signing of the Register: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (optional, but might be boring without music)

Recessional: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Hope this helps!

Post # 5
10 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

There should be a music/liturgy director at your church who will guide you.  I’m a cantor and we give brides a list of 4-5 pieces to chose from for each piece of the mass.  It’s difficult to stay liturgically correct.  I wouldn’t go hog wild picking out music until you talk to that person.  I’ve seen many a bride be told by the priest that they can use “anything religious” only to find out that their choices don’t fit with a nuptual liturgy.  Just don’t want to see you get your heart set on something and then get shot down!

Post # 7
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Ms. Figales: There will probably be an issue with the Beatles and Allman brothers… he may not be strict but that is probably out of the realm of what he was expecting… 

Post # 8
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

I agree with KLP. However, you could use the Beatles and Allman brother songs as Prelude songs. We had an Eagles song in our Prelude. Before the Mass starts you can use secular music as long as it is appropriate and respectful.  The Church most likely has a music director- they would provide guidence in your choices, not perform at your wedding. I would suggest calling and inquiring who the music director is.

Post # 9
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i have not even begun to think about music for my catholic wedding. i do know that i want to walk down to Ave Maria.

Post # 12
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Not that this is useful for anyone, but these are the people I am trying to get for my wedding…they do masses and are so beautiful and spiritual..their music is highly moving….it’s moved me to tears before at a mass. I hope they can squeeze us into their schedule 🙁


They usually play the 2nd MP3 on there at mass.

Post # 13
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Your priest is definitely cool! Ours would never ever allow any of that!

Our processional: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Our opening hymn: God who Blesses New Beginnings

Our Psalm: Taste and See that the Lord is Good

Celtic Alleluia 

Our Signing hymn: Where there is Love

Our recessional: Horn Pipe

*Note, it’s not a full mass, that’s why there is no communion hymns.

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