Music for Marriage and Weddings

Music for the Sacrament of Marriage

Director of Music, John Anthony Volpe, M.Th.javolpe@stmarystctherine.org

PLANNING MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING

Prospective couples should contact the Director of Music at least six months in advance of your intended date. To begin your planning, we invite you to celebrate Mass with us and to schedule a meeting with the Director of Music before or after that Mass. If you prefer to participate in a Mass with more traditional music, we encourage you to attend 4pm Saturday or 8am on Sunday. These two Masses feature our recently restored 1892 Harris & Woodbridge organ. If you prefer participation in a Mass with more contemporary music, we invite you to join us 10:30am or 6pm on Sunday, where you can hear our Steinway grand piano, and on occasion, flute, or guitar.

SAMPLE WEDDING MUSIC

If you have decided to have a wedding Mass, you will need to choose one music selection for each of the following parts of the Mass: a) Processional, b) Responsorial Psalm, c) Presentation and Preparation of the Gifts, d) Communion, and e) Recessional. If, on the other hand, you have decided on a wedding ceremony (without Eucharist), you only need to choose one music selection for each of the following three parts:
a) Processional,
b) Responsorial Psalm,
c) Recessional.

PROCESSIONAL    

Ave Maria, Schubert.

Ave Maria, Bach/Gounod.

Canon in D, Pachelbel.

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach.

Air on a G String, Bach.

Bridal Chorus, Wagner.

RESPONSORIAL PSALMs

Psalm 33:         Blessed the People

Psalm 34:         Taste and See

Psalm 89:         Forever I Will Sing the Goodness of the Lord

Psalm 103:       The Lord is Kind and Merciful

Psalm 118:       This Is the Day

Psalm 128:       Blest Are Those Who Love You

Psalm 145:       I Will Praise Your Name

PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS (OR COMMUNION)

Endless is Your Love, Kendzia.

O How Blessed, Schutte.

Eyes and Hands of Christ, Kendzia.

Love Goes On, Farrell.

When Love is Found, DeBruyn.

COMMUNION

Bread of Angels, Stephan.

Bread of Life, Fisher.

Our Blessing Cup, Hurd.

One in Body, Heart and Mind, Walker.

One Love Released, Frenzel and Keil.

A Place at Your Table, Walther.

RECESSIONAL

Love Divine, All Love Excelling, Wesley.

Praise the Lord Ye King of Heaven, Handel.

Trumpet Voluntary, Clark.

O God Beyond All Praising, Holst.

Hymn to Joy, Beethoven.

All Creatures of Our God and King, Draper.