Wedding Music

Prelude/Meditation

Description: Prelude music is usually played/sung about 15 minutes before the start of your ceremony. Appropriate secular vocal selections would only be allowed before the ceremony as a prelude. These pieces will be played as your guests gather and are seated. These pieces would also work if you would like to include a meditational song during the ceremony, for example, after communion.

Processional

Description: 1 or 2 pieces can be played (or sung if desired) as grandmothers, mothers, bridesmaids, flower girls, and ring bearers process. Consider the size of your wedding party when choosing between 1 and 2 selections. Prelude suggests above could also be appropriate for the processional.

Processional Youtube Links

Butterfly Waltz--Crain
Jupiter Hymn


Bridal Processional

Description: A separate selection should be chosen for the bride alone. Keep in mind that this selection typically will only be played for 1 minute.

Responsorial Psalms


Alleluia

Alleluia Youtube Links

Celtic
Festival
Renewal
Joyful Heart
Chant
Glory


Preparation of the Gifts/Communion

Description: If you are having a full Mass, you will need to choose selections for the Preparation of the Gifts and Communion.  Consider how many guests will be receiving communion when deciding between 1 and 2 Communion selections.  If you would like to encourage your guests to participate in the singing, it is suggested to choose selections from the Breaking Bread Hymnal or the All Saints Supplement.

Preparation of the Gifts/Communion Youtube Links

In Remembrance of You
The Covenant Hymn
You Are Mine
We Are Many Parts
I Have Loved You
Prayer of Saint Francis
Ubi Caritas
The Servant Song
We Have Been Told
Jesus Hope of the World
The Supper of the Lord
When Love is Found
Taste and See
Not for Tongues of Heaven's Angels

 

 


Mass Parts

Description: If you are having a full Mass, you will need to choose a musical setting for the Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Amen, and Lamb of God during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  All Saints Parishioners should be familiar with the Mass of Renewal, Mass of Creation, Mass of Glory, Missa Ubi Caritas, and Heritage Mass.  The following link will take you to a site with many Mass setting options and recordings.

http://www.ocp.org/newmasssettings

Mass Parts Youtube Links

Mass of Creation


Presentation to Mary

Description: Oftentimes, a couple may choose to present flowers to Mary and their mothers. A Marian song is often sung at this time; however, many other sacred selections would be appropriate.

Recessional

Description: You will want to pick an upbeat and happy recessional piece while you recess out as a married couple! Instrumental only pieces are most common, though you may also consider inviting your guests to sing along on a hymn or vocal selection.