Wedding Music Suggestions

Ss. James and Patrick Parish
Wedding Music Suggestions 2015


A. Liturgical Music


1. Responsorial Psalms: See page 79 of A Marriage in the Lord for complete psalm texts

1. Psalm 33:12, 18, 20-21,22
____ “The earth is full of the goodness of God.” (Haugen; #45 antiphon 2, vss. 2 & 4)
2. Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
____ “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Dean; #48, vss. 1-4)
3. Psalm 103:1-2, 8, 13, 17-18a
____ “The Lord is kind and merciful.” (Haugen; #80, vss. 1-3)
4. Psalm 112:1bc-2, 3, 5-7a, 7b-8, 9
____ “Happy are those who do what the Lord commands.” (Krisman/Dobbs-Mickus; #86, vss. 1-5)
5. Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
____ “Blest are those who love you, happy those who follow you, blest are those who seek you, O God.” (Haugen; #101 antiphon 1, vss. 1-3)
6. Psalm 145:8-9, 10, 15, 17-18
____ “The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.” (Carroll; #108 antiphon 3, vss. 5, 6 & 10)
7. Psalm 148:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-13a, 13c-14a
____ “Let all praise the name of the Lord!” (Batastini; #111, vss. 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7)


2. Gospel Acclamations

____ 1. Celtic Alleluia (O’Carroll/Walker; #333)
____ 2. Festival Alleluia (Chepponis; #335, vs. 7)
____ 3. Alleluia in C (Hughes; #329)

3. Eucharistic Prayer Acclamations & Lamb of God
(if wedding is celebrated during Mass)

____ 1. Glendalough Mass (Lawton)
____ 2. Mass of Charity and Love (Warner)
____ 3. Mass of Christ the Savior (Schutte)
____ 4. Chant from the Roman Missal

4. Congregational Hymns
(for gathering or preparation of the gifts)

____ 1. When Love is Found (#982)
____ 2. God of Love, Embrace Your People (#983)
____ 3. God, in the Planning (#984)
____ 4. Love Has Brought Us Here Together (#985)
____ 5. Let’s Praise the Creator (#986)
____ 6. This is a Miracle-Moment (#987)

(for Communion)
____ 7. Blest Are They (#721)
____ 8. I Receive the Living God (#923)
____ 9. As the Bread of Life Is Broken (#932)
____ 10. You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (#939)
____ 11. Take and Eat (#940)
____ 12. Taste and See (#945)


B. Instrumental Music
Numbers 1 through 7 are generally soft and subdued in character. They are used most fre-quently at the following times:
 Prelude
 Seating of the parents
 Procession of the attendants
 Lighting of the unity candle
 Preparation of the gifts (if wedding is during Mass)
____ 1. Canon in D – Pachelbel
____ 2. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
____ 3. Sheep May Safely Graze (Was Mir Behaght, Ist Nur Die Muntre Jagd)– Bach
____ 4. Arioso – Bach
____ 5. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God – Lafferty
____ 6. Morning Has Broken (Bunessan) – Smith
____ 7. Adagio—Corelli

Numbers 8 through 14 are generally big, festive pieces. They are used most frequently at the following times:
 Procession of the bride or couple
 Recessional
 Dismissal of the guests
____ 8. Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) – Clarke
____ 9. Hornpipe from Water Music – Handel
____ 10. Trumpet Tune (Air) – Purcell
____ 11. Trumpet Tune—Stanley
____ 12. Trumpet Recessional - Kihlken
____ 13. Ode to Joy – Beethoven
____ 14. Rondeau – Mouret
An instrumental version of a favorite hymn can also be appropriate. If you have a favorite hymn from church that you would like to incorporate into your service, please ask. If you would like to have your favorite hymn sung by the whole assembly, you could use it for gathering, at the preparation of gifts (if your wedding is during Mass), or as a recessional.

C. Optional Vocal Solo Music
The following vocal solos can be sung by your cantor or soloist. They are appropriate at the fol-lowing times:
 Prelude
 Lighting of the Unity Candle
 Presenting flowers to Mary/parents
____ 1. Wherever You Go—Haas
____ 2. The Unity Candle Song—Haan
____ 3. Ave Maria – Schubert
____ 4. Dedication Prayer—Bach
____ 5. Panis Angelicus—Franck
____ 6. No Greater Love—Joncas