David Schmidt, Organist
Music adds beauty and has an important liturgical function. It accompanies the procession of the ministers and the bridal party and is an integral part of the Liturgy itself. The singing of the acclamations and responses by the assembly, hymns and songs at the entrance (gathering) and Communion procession are urged in the Rite of Marriage. Music should communicate the mystery of God’s love in Jesus, especially as it pertains to the couple joined in marriage.
The wedding liturgy (whether celebrated at Mass or apart from it) is an act of worship. It is a time to offer praise and thanks to God for his gifts, and to seek his continued blessings and help. It is a time to thank God for the gift of one’s spouse and for the couple to ask the Lord’s blessing and guidance as they become witnesses of His love for them and for the world.   

Taken from "Sing to the Lord" by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

                                                The following are samples of music that could be used for the Bridal Party entrance, Bridal Processional, and Recessionals.  
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"Air" from Water Music - Handel


"Hornpipe" from Water Music - Handel

 
Canon in D - Pachelbel

 
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

 
Rigaudon - Campra

 
Rondeau - Mouret

 
Trumpet Tune - McCabe

 
Trumpet Voluntary - Stanley

 
Toccata - Widor


Toccata - Dubois 

 
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke


Psalm 19 - Marcello 


Processional - Handel 


Trumpeting in Bb Major - Melby 


Entree Nuptiale - Smith 


Grand Chorus Dialogue - Gigout 

 
Trumpet Tune - Purcell


Postlude in G Major - Handel 

 

 

 
 
 
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