(Closed) Should we hire an organist?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Should I hire an organist?
    No way! : (1 votes)
    33 %
    Yes, obviously! : (2 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

    I think that the traditional briidal March and more traditional songs sound beautiful on the organ but not so much more contemporary songs. A search for songs that you’re thinking of + organ on YouTube may bring up some results though and that may help you make a decision. Or search google for audio clips of non traditional wedding music played on organ. We are having a steel pan drummer and searched for versions of the songs we are playing online before we decided to go that route. 

     

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

    Personally I would say go for organ, but then my dad is an organist! There’s loads of music out there, here are a few suggestions:

    – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)

    – Wedding March from Lohengrin (Wagner, this is the “here comes the bride”)

    – Trumpet Tune (Purcell)

    – Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)

    – Te Deum (Charpentier, you may also find it called the Prince of Denmark’s March)

    – Hornpipe from The Water Music (Handel)

    – Grand March (or Triumphal March) from Aida (Verdi)

    – Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)

    You should be able to find clips of all those on YouTube!

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