WEDDING MUSIC

Entry - Choose 1 or 2 pieces

Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner - traditional

Canon in D by Pachelbel - traditional and chosen by most couples.

Air from Water Music by Handel. Often for the bridesmaids only.

Fanfare for the Bride by Sir Arthur Bliss and composed for the marriage of HRH Princess Margaret in Westminster Abbey, May 1960.

You Raise Me Up by Graham and Lovland - contemporary.

I Vow to Thee My Country  from the Planet Suite by Gustav Holst; used as the theme music for the rugby world cup held in Australia several years ago, and a featured hymn at HM the Queen's Commemoration Service in the St Paul's Cathedral London.

Entry and Recessional

Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clark, also called The Prince of Denmark's March.

Trumpet Tune in D by Henry Purcell.

Prelude from Te Deum by M A Charpentier

There are other classical organ pieces that may be suitable - enquire with organist.

Signing the Register - Choose 1 piece

You Raise Me Up by Graham and Lovland.

The Prayer by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster.

Air, again.  See above

A number of quiet, bright background pieces from Old English Organ Music for manual.

Ave Maria, Bach/Gounod version

Gymnopedia I  by Erik Satie

Nesun Dorma from Turandot by Puccini

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring by J S Bach

Autumn from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi

Clair de Lune

Largo from Xerxes by Handel

Recessional only - Choose 1 piece

Wedding March by Mendelssohn - traditional.

Crown Imperial by Sir William Walton, composed for Coronation of King George VI in Westminster Abbey in 1937.  

Toccata from Toccata and Fugue in D minor by JS Bach.

Highland Cathedral by Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb.

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel

Sometimes 1 or 2 hymns or contemporary songs are chosen to be sung during the ceremony.

Contemporary Christian Songs

The Power of your Love by Geoff Bullock - Hillsong Church

Shout to the Lord  by Darlene Zschech - Hillsong

This Kingdom by Geoff Bullock

Shine Jesus Shine by Graham Kendrick

Majesty by Dr Jack Hayford

Traditional Congregation Hymns

O Perfect Love - AHB 526

Morning has Broken - AHB 91

God Has Spoken - AHB 92

Amazing Grace - AHB 56

Contemporary Congregational Songs

The Power of Your Love, Shout to the Lord, This Kingdom.

In Christ Alone Emu Publishing

Make Me a Channel of your Peace S348

How Great Thou Art  - S396 Stuart K Hine Trust

Background music

The organist will play quiet background music while the guests are waiting for the ceremony of the wedding, funeral or special service to begin.  A selection of beautiful organ music will be chosen by the organist.  Any special songs may be requested.

FUNERAL MUSIC

Hymn Suggestions

The Lord is My Shepherd, I'll not want 

Abide with Me

Give Me the Wings of Faith

God is love, his mercy brightens

How Great is Thy Faithfulness

Amazing Grace

Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven

In Heavenly love abiding

 

Special requests of music can be made to the organist for your occasion.







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