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Wedding Ceremony Music Suggestions

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When working with your music director and/or organist, they will want to know what music that you would like to be played during your ceremony.  You will need music for the prelude, the processional, the ceremony, the recessional and the postlude.  Here are a few suggestions that you can use for a traditional wedding ceremony:

The Prelude:

  • Air (Handel)
  • Rondo (Mozart)
  • Largo (Handel)
  • Concerto No. 1 (Vivaldi)
  • "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Bach)

The Processional:

  • Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
  • "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" (Handel)
  • Air (Bach)
  • "Wedding March" (from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  • "The Bridal Chorus" (Lohengrin)
  • Canon in D Major (Pachelbel)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
  • "The Price of Denmark's March" (Clarke)

The Ceremony:

  • "Ave Maria" (Schubert)
  • "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Bach)
  • "Joyful, Joyful" (Beethoven)
  • "The King of Love My Shepherd" (Hinsworth)
  • "The Lord's Prayer" (Malotte)
  • "In Thee Is Joy" (Bach)

The Recessional:

  • "Ode to Joy" (Beethoven)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
  • "Wedding March" (from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Nights Dream)
  • Trumpet Tune (Prucell)

The Postlude:

  • Overture (Handel)
  • Rondeau (Mouret)
  • "Le Rejouissance" (Handel)