Organ Music for Weddings

Weddings: Organ Music

The magnificent sound of an organ enhances your wedding - a very popular choice.

The music you select will make your wedding day all the more memorable. We have included some MP3s of options for each part of the ceremony to assist you in selecting the best possible organ music for your special day.

When will the organ be played?
On your wedding day, the organist will play:
- a 15-minute organ prelude (background music) as your guests enter the church
- your chosen processional as the bride and attendants walk down the aisle
- the music that you select throughout the service
- the recessional as you leave the church or walk up the aisle as husband and wife
- a postlude as your guests depart

The Ceremony
The two most frequently requested services are the full wedding mass and the wedding service.
If you are having a full wedding mass you will select music for:
(1) The Processional
(2) The Gifts or Offertory
(3) Communion
(4) The Signing of the Registry
(5) The Recessional

If you are having a wedding service (not a full mass) you will select music for:
(1) The Processional
(2) The Signing of the Registry
(3) The Recessional

Below are some sound samples of appropriate pieces for the various parts of the ceremony.

Wedding Chorus - Wagner
Trumpet Tune - Clarke
Arrival of The Queen of Sheba - Handel

Gifts/ Communion/ Signing of the Registry
These pieces can be played at any of the intermediate stages of the service.
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Sheep may safely graze (Bach)
In Dulci Jubilo (Bach)
Ombra Mai Fu (Handel)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
Air from the Water Music (Handel)

Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Toccata from Symphony No 5 (Widor)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Fanfare (Mouret)

Please contact us for information on our organists.

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