Selecting  Your  Wedding Music

To all Brides-to-be and Fiancés:

 

I am very happy to be playing for your wedding. Since your wedding is a sacred liturgy in the Church, it is important that the musical selections be appropriate and sacred/classical in nature.  Please use the following list of music suggestions to complete the Wedding music selection form.pdf.  This form can be completed online, however, it cannot be saved, so please print off TWO completed copies:  retain one copy for your records, (in case we need to discuss and make any changes), and return the other copy to my mailbox in the Parish Office.  Once  I have received your completed information form, I will send you an email confirmation notice. Thank you.

 

 Sincerely,

 Dr. Luke 

 

From this list please choose:

 

  1. Music for the Bridal procession:

  • Bridesmaids (if the bride chooses to enter to her own music)

  • Bride (N.B. walking alone, it takes less than two minutes to walk down the aisle )

  • Bridal Party (Bridesmaids and Bride process in using the same music)

 

   2. Hymns: If your wedding is a Mass, pick two (2) hymns for congregational singing.

These must be from the Catholic Book of Worship IIIGather 2, and The Songbook of Worship, all of which are in the pew. Please see the list of recommended hymns below, from these books.   

If your wedding is withoutMass NO HYMNS FOR CONGREGATIONAL SINGING ARE REQUIRED. 

 

    3. Recessional Music for the Bridal Party

 

Suggested Processionals/Recessionals:

Track

Title

 

 

1

Wedding March from A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream  - Felix Mendelssohn

2

Processional March from the Royal Fireworks Suite  - George Frederick Handel

3

Prince of Denmark’s March - Jeremiah Clarke

4

Wedding March from Lohengrin - Richard Wagner

5

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach

6

‘Air‘ from the Water Music Suite  - George Frederick Handel

7

‘Hornpipe’ from the  Water Music Suite - George Frederick Handel

8

Chorale Prelude on Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme  - Johann Sebastian Bach

9

‘Con Moto Maestoso’ from Organ Sonata III - Felix Mendelssohn

10

Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel

11

St. Anthony Chorale  - Franz Joseph Haydn

12

Ode to Joy (Hymn from Symphony No. 9)  - Ludwig van Beethoven

13

Trumpet Tune  - Henry Purcell:

14

‘Largo’ from Serse (Xerxes)  - George Frederick Handel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Hymns (Choose TWO)  (For Weddings with a Mass only)

 

From the Catholic Book of Worship III

Break not the circle, of enabling love, 524

Come, Lord Jesus to this place, 627

God is Love, 473

God who blesses new beginnings, 626

God, whose love in Jesus found us, 501

Joyful, Joyful, we adore you, 511

Love divine, all loves excelling, 625

Ubi Caritas, 67

We praise you, O Lord, 633

When Love is found, 629

Where there is love, 631

Where true love and charity are found, 376

 

From Gather
 

A nuptial blessing, 633

Blessing the marriage, 634

Covenant hymn, 571

Do not fear to hope, 420

God, in the planning, 631

I have loved you, 351

In love we choose to live, 627

Love is the Sunlight, 629

Not for Tongues of Heaven's Angels, 441

One Bread, One Body, 599

One is the body, 612

You are all we have, 346

We Remember, 417

We will serve the Lord, 632

When love is found, 628

Wherever you go, 630

Wherever you go, 635

From Songbook of Worship 

Be exalted, O God, 119

Breathe on me, Breath of God, 194

Fairest Lord Jesus, 197

Give thanks, 126

Glorify Thy name, 189

Glorious things of thee are spoken, 199

Great is Thy faithfulness, 204

Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer, 212

Holy, holy, holy, 137

In Christ alone, 64

Oh, how I love Jesus, 198

Potter's hand, 15

Set me as a seal, 185

Shine Jesus shine, 168

Spirit of the living God, 165

Spirit Song, 171

The greatest thing, 152

Thou are welcome in this place, 177

Thou are worthy, 150

Total praise, 188

What a friend we have in Jesus,  180

Worship Him, 118

 

Cantor

 

In addition to the organ/piano music, a Cantor will be needed to sing Psalm 128, (from Gather): "Blest are those who love you," the Gospel Acclamation, as well as any music that is required for the wedding liturgy. He/she is also responsible to lead the singing of the two congregational hymns, (if the wedding is with a mass), also serving as the soloist during the Signing of the Register. St. Patrick’s registered Cantors are scheduled to sing at weddings on a rotational basis; they are Jonathan Michael, Marina Mooney and Lisa Pinnock.  You are free to request a particular cantor on the Wedding Music Selection Form.pdf and I will see if he/she is available, otherwise, I will schedule any one of these cantors for your wedding.    

Again, if your wedding is without a Mass NO HYMNS ARE REQUIRED. 

 

Solos

 

The only opportunity for a solo during the wedding liturgy is at the Signing of the Register (which takes 3 to 4 minutes or less).  Solos can be sung by the cantor during the Prelude, however.  Since this is a church wedding, musical selections need to be approved by the Pastor.  Sacred musical selections: e.g. any setting of Ave Maria; Panis Angelicus (by Cesar Franck), The Prayer (Bocelli/Foster), or any of the aforementioned hymns are recommended (you can find and listen to many  of these hymns on youtube.)

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Luke Davis, Director of Music and Parish Organist

Tel.:  (289) 338-0056 (cell: call/text)

Email: lgdavis777@gmail.com

 

Please email for further information regarding fees for Organist and Cantor. 

Fees must be paid directly to the Parish Office TWO (2) weeks prior to your wedding.