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Music for a Wedding

Music for a Wedding
Your wedding music is an integral part of the wedding service and it is important that you take time to discuss your requirements with the organist.
It is essential to arrange an appointment with the organist to confirm the date and time of your wedding and the choice of music. This should be at least 6 months prior to the wedding to enable the organist to arrange for a deputy should he be unable to play on that date.

When choosing the two hymns to be sung at your wedding you should consider if the hymns will be known by your guests. During the ceremony the Ancient Blessing “The Lord bless you and keep you” is usually sung and the Threefold Amen is sung after the Benediction.
The following hymns can be found either in CH4 (they appear in alphabetical order in index) or by googling the titles:
• All people that on earth do dwell      Old 100th
• Praise to the Lord, the Almighty        Lobe den Herren
• O God of Bethel                                     Salzburg
• All things bright and beautiful          Royal Oak
• Praise my soul the King of Heaven   Praise my soul
• For the beauty of the earth                 Lucerna Laudonaie
• The King of Love my Shepherd is      Dominus regit me
• Love divine all love’s excelling          Hyfrydol
• Just as I am thine own to be               Saffron Walden
• Fill Thou our life, O Lord our God    Richmond
• O Father all creating                           Aurelia
• O God of Love to thee we bow          Saffron Walden
• Bind us together
• Make me a channel of your peace
• Morning has broken

The Blessing
The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face to shine upon you
And be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you
And give you peace.
** See copyright paragraph

Bridal and Wedding Marches
The following list of music is my standard repertoire for weddings: however I am willing to discuss alternative suggestions well in advance of the ceremony. (D Burns – Organist)
Items marked with an asterisk(***) are suitable for either march.
• Bridal March
• Air “The Water Music”         Handel
• Bridal March “Lohengrin”  Wagner
• Bridal March “The Sound of Music”       Rodgers
• Canon in D                              Pachelbel                                                                                                Grand March “Aida”             Verdi
• March “Scipio”                       Handel
• Marche en Rondeau ***      Charpentier
• Trumpet Tune in D               Purcell
• Trumpet Voluntary ***       Clarke
• Trumpet Voluntary ***       Stanley
• Sortie Lefebure-Wely                                                                                                                   Triumphal March                   Grieg
• Tuba Tune                              Lang
• Wedding March Mendelssohn

If you intend having a solo singer or instrumentalist perform while you sign the Register and I am required to accompany them I require a minimum of 6 weeks notice in order to arrange for a rehearsal prior to the wedding. You will also be responsible for supplying the music to the organist as early as possible.
All fees should be given to the Minister at the rehearsal prior to the wedding
Please note the Minister provides a booklet detailing the order and content of the wedding service.

The church is registered with the Christian Copyright Licensing International – Registration no CCL262191.
You may be required to insert this reference on your order of service depending on the hymns that are selected.
The church is not covered for the playing of commercial recording through the sound system. If you require a commercial recording played at some point during the ceremony it is your responsibility to ensure it complies with current Performing Rights and Copyright Legislation.


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