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Wedding Music

Your wedding day is special and we have been periodically asked for some musical suggestions  The following are just a few of the more commonly used pieces of wedding music, listed by name and composer.  You can find brief excerpts of these and other classical pieces here.  You will want to check with your musicians or DJ.  All of these pieces are available on CD and can be downloaded from iTunes and other sources.

Couples often choose different piece of music for members of the bridal party and bride but this is not necessary.  Other places for music in the ceremony include short pieces between the readings to allow readers to gracefully enter and leave, during the Unity Candle ceremony, Roses to Parents and recessional music.  You should consider the length of the piece chosen in relation to the time spent during any concurrent action.  Choosing the Ave Maria during the Unity Candle ceremony will result in "dead time" as the piece lasts nearly 5 minutes for a 1 minute ceremony.  Feel free to discuss this matter with the priest who is officiating at your ceremony.


Piece                                                     Composer                                  

Trumpet Voluntary                                                             Jeremiah Clark

Canon in D                                                                         Pachelbel

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring                                                 JS Bach

Arioso in G                                                                           JS Bach

Hornpipe                                                                             GF Handle

Wedding March from Mid Summer Night's Dream          F Mendelsohn

Eine Kleine Nacht Music                                                     WA Mozart

Bridal Chorus from Lohegrin (Here Comes the Bride)      R Wagner

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Major                                      JS Bach

Aire from Water Music                                                         GF Handle

Rondeau                                                                                J Mouret

Aire on a G String                                                                 JS Bach

String Quartet, Minuet                                                        Boccherini

Dance of the Blessed Spirits                                                Gluck

Te Deum                                                                               Charpentier

Ave Maria                                                                              Schubert