(Closed) Music ideas

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@PinkAndPearls2013:  Are you aiming for more traditional hymns, or something a little more contemporary?

To give me an idea, maybe rattle off a few of your favorite church songs (whether or not they would be something you’d use for the wedding) and I’ll see if I can come up with some suggestions.

Post # 5
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a full Catholic mass so everything had to be classical and/or religious, but I also wanted different songs. Here are ours:

Prelude—sung by my friend who is a cantor:

The Prayer (Bocelli)

The Irish Wedding Song (Betteridge)

In This Very Room (Harris)

 For the processions (we had a pianist, cellist, and violinist)

Procession of the Parents & Grandparents:

Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

 Procession of the Bridal Party:

Cannon in D (Pachelbel)

 Procession of the Bride:

Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)

During Mass (sung by cantor accompanied by piano, violin, and cello)

Responsorial Psalm:

Psalm: 128 

Gospel Acclamation:

Celtic Alleluia (Walker)

Sign of Peace:

Prayer of St. Francis (Rawson)


In Remembrance of Me (Courtney and Red)

 Presentation to the Blessed Mother:

Our Lady of Knock (Scallion)

 And for the exit


Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Then bagpipes outside right into O’Reilly’s March

Post # 6
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@PinkAndPearls2013:  Sure, I know what you mean.

For ours, we used a processional that was an adaptation of a Scottish melody, and our opening hymn was “O God Beyond All Praising” – moderately well-known but definitely not overdone at weddings. We also used “This Is My Song,” set to the melody of Sibelius’ Finlandia. Those were the more traditional hymns in the mix. Communion was a song called “Holy Manna,” and we also considered “Make of Our Hands A Throne.” Both of those are a little more contemporary. We had “Each Step of the Journey” as the closing hymn/recessional, followed by “How Can I Keep From Singing” as a postlude. We also used “Holy Family” for the flowers to the Virgin Mary, and “Song of Ruth,” “Bi Iosa Im Chroisa/Jesus Be In Our Hearts” and “O Mary of Promise” as preludes. Oh, and Becker’s setting of the Litany of the Saints. So, overall it was a mix of traditional and folk/Celtic pieces. Most of those would not be found in too many hymnals, though.

Post # 7
3766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m in the middle of planning the music for our catholic ceremony, but I know I want “How Beautiful” for the communion song. I just love it 🙂 I also love “The Prayer”.

I’ll be following this thread though, since I am unsure on some parts.

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