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WEDDINGS

Live music can elevate your Wedding Ceremony or Nuptial Mass and be the making of your special day.
This web page will help you to choose suitable music for your event listing some of the most popular selections. With a vast repertoire containing a comprehensive selection of suitable works, ranging traditional pieces to more contemporary options, this website will guide you through the choices available to suit the venue you have chosen for your Wedding, including organ only selections as well as various combinations including trumpet, violin, female and male soloists, and choirs of different sizes.

CHOOSING MUSIC FOR THE WEDDING

The number of pieces you are required to select will depend on the style of ceremony and the venue you have chosen. Some venues have more strict guidelines than others, so please confirm the situation with them before making your selection.

For requests of pieces not included here, please get contact Dominic and we can explore these possibilities.

Should you have any questions please contact me on 0412 200 516 or dominicp@optusnet.com.au.

Nuptial Mass

For a Nuptial Mass you will choose music for 5 parts of the Service:

 

Entrance

Option 1 – 1 Piece
Popular options incl.:
Canon in D – Pachelbel  |  Queen of Sheba – Handel Trumpet  |  Voluntary – Clarke

Option 2
– Piece 1
Bridal Party (as option 1)

Option 2
– Piece 2
Bride popular options incl.:
Ave Maria – Schubert  |  Bridal  Chorus – Wagner



Offertory

Popular options incl.:
Air in D – Bach  |  Ombra mai fu – Handel  |  A New Commandment



Communion

Popular options incl.:
Bist Du Bei Mir – Bach  |  Panis Angelicus – Franck  |  The Lord Bless You & Keep You – Rutter



Signing of the Registry

Popular options incl.:
The Prayer  |  Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring |  Bach  |  Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod



Recessional

Popular options incl.:
Wedding March – Mendelssohn  |  Toccata – Widor  |  The Rejoicing – Handel

Wedding Ceremony

For a Wedding Ceremony you will choose music for 3 parts of the Service:

 

Entrance

Option 1 – 1 Piece
Popular options incl.:
Canon in D – Pachelbel  |  Queen of Sheba – Handel Trumpet  |  Voluntary – Clarke

Option 2
– Piece 1
Bridal Party (as option 1)

Option 2
– Piece 2
Bride popular options incl.:
Ave Maria – Schubert  |  Bridal Chorus – Wagner



Signing of the Registry

Popular options incl.:
The Prayer  |  Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring |  Bach  |  Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod



Recessional

Popular options incl.:
Wedding March – Mendelssohn  |  Toccata – Widor  |  The Rejoicing – Handel

Other Music Choices

Music can also be used at the following parts of your Wedding Ceremony or Mass

 

Responsorial Psalm

The Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation, found between the First Reading (Old Testament)
and Second Reading (New Testament), must be included in your ceremony whether they are spoken or sung.



Gospel Acclamation

The Gospel Acclamation follows the Second Reading (New Testament) and precedes the Gospel.



Candle Ceremony

A reflectional piece can be played here.



Hymns

Hymns do not always require a solo singer. If you are considering including one I suggest you ensure the people attending your ceremony are well trained in hymn singing. Use of a soloist can mean the song will be sung without the hymn becoming an organ solo.

Music Options

The list provided below contains the majority of pieces suitable for your Wedding. All of these options can be performed as either an instrumental solo or as a vocal piece, unless otherwise stated. If you require something that is not on the list, please contact me to discuss other options.

Instrumental only

  • Air in D – JS Bach
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – George Fredrich Handel
  • ‘Autumn’ from The Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi
  • The Bridal Chorus –Richard Wagner
  • Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
  • ‘Finale’ from Symphony No 1 – Louis Vierne
  • ‘Hornpipe’ from The Water Music – George Fredrich Handel
  • Musique Royale – Michel Delalande
  • ‘The Rejoicing’ from The Royal Fireworks Music – George Fredrich Handel
  • ‘Spring’ from The Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi
  • ‘Toccata’ from Symphony No 5 – Charles-Marie Widor
  • Trumpet Tune – Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  • Trumpet Tune – Jean Joseph Mouret
  • Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
  • The Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn
  • ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons – A Vivaldi

 

Vocal Options (also instrumental)

  • ‘Alleluia’ from Exsultate Jubilate – WA Mozart
  • Ave Maria – JS Bach / C Gounod
  • Ave Maria – G Caccini
  • Ave Maria – F Schubert
  • Ave Verum – E Elgar
  • Ave Verum – WA Mozart
  • Bist Du Bei Mir – JS Bach
  • The Call – R Vaughan Williams
  • Domine Deus – A Vivalidi
  • A Gaelic Blessing – J Rutter
  • An Irish Blessing – B Chilcot
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – JS Bach
  • Lascia ch’io pianga – GF Handel
  • Laudate Dominum – WA Mozart
  • Let the Bright Seraphim – George Fredrich Handel
  • The Lord Bless You and Keep You – J Rutter
  • The Lord is My Shepherd – Goodall
  • Ombra mai fù – GF Handel
  • O Mio Babbino Caro – Pucicini
  • Panis Angelicus – C Franck
  • Song to the Moon – Dvorak
  • Vocalise – Rachmaninoff

N.B. When using a religious venue you will need to confirm the suitability of these options.

  • Ave Maria (The Wedding Song) – Rogers
  • Danny Boy – Weatherly
  • From this moment on – Shania Twain
  • Hallelujah – Cohen
  • Old Irish Blessing – Agay
  • Over the Rainbow
  • The Prayer – Carole Bayer Sayer and David Foster
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings – Henley/Silbar
  • You Raise Me Up – Lovland/Graham
  • Amazing Grace – Newton
  • Be Thou My Vision – Slane
  • Come As You Are – Browne
  • Hail Mary, Gentle Woman – Landry
  • Here I am, Lord – Schutte
  • How Great Thou Art – Hine
  • I am the Bread of Life – Toolan
  • Jerusalem – Parry
  • Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult – St Andrew
  • The Lord is my Shepherd – Boniwell
  • The Lord’s my Shepherd – Crimond
  • Lord of the Dance – American Shaker Tune
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling – Beecher
  • Morning has Broken – Farjeon
  • My Jesus, My Saviour (Shout to the Lord) – Zschech
  • A New Commandment
  • On Eagle’s Wings – Joncas
  • One Bread, One Body – Foley
  • Perfect Love – Barnby
  • Prayer of St Francis – Temple
  • Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God – Lafferty
  • Soul of My Saviour – Anima Christi
  • Strong and Constant – Andersen
  • Trinity Song – Andersen
  • The Lord is My Shepherd Ps 22(23) – Boniwell
  • The Lord’s My Chepherd Ps 22(23) – Crimond
  • My Shepherd is the Lord Ps 22(23) – Gelineau
  • Do not be afraid, I am with you Ps 26(27) – Willcock
  • The Lord is my light and my salvation Ps 26(27) – Willcock
  • The Lord is kind and merciful Ps 102
  • This is the day the Lord has made Ps 117 – Willcock
Gospel Acclamation:
Outside of Lent:

Alleluia – Plainsong
Alleluia – Celtic

During Lent:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory
Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Mass Shalom:

Lord Have Mercy
Holy, Holy
Mystery of Faith
Great Amen
Our Father (Plainsong)
Lamb of God

Italian Mass:

Sancto
Misterio Della Fede
Padre Nostro
Agnello di Dio