Post # 1
Hi bees! This is my wedding location: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4c/db/62/4cdb62f6ef3b97f69703c75141de9dd5.jpg<br /><br />As you can see, there is a beautiful organ! …And there are also 2 grand pianos available. Should we hire an organist because it’s such a beautiful feature of our chapel? So far, the only organ solo music I like is Canon in D… (I know some people think it’s overplayed, but I think it’s so beautiful!) <br /><br />1. Should we use an organist? (If yes, do you have secular song sugggestions?)<br />2. Should we use a pianist instead?<br /><br />Thanks for your help!
Post # 2
- 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
- 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!