Past programs

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Wedding music program examples

January 1, 2011 wedding

Prelude from 6:30 – 7pm to include:
-Ava Maria by JS Bach
-Allegro Maestosc by GF Handel
-Spring -by A Vivaldi
-Air by GF Handel

Seating of the Grandmother and Mothers: Jesu, Joy
Bridesmaids: Canon by Pachelbel
Bride’s entrance: Trumpet Voluntary by J Clarke
Recessional: Highland Catheral by Michael Korb
Postlude: La Rejoussance by GF Handel


January 7, 2011 wedding

Prelude
Arioso by Bach (strings)
Air from Watermusic in F Major (strings and organ)
Winter from 4 Seasons by Vivaldi (strings)
Meditation from Thais by Massenet (solo violin and organ)

Mothers, grandparents, etx: Pachelbel’s Canon in D (strings)
Bridesmaids: Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring in G Major (organ and strings)
Bride: Trumpet Voluntary in D Major by Clarke (trumpet, strings, organ)
Celtic Alleluia in A Major (organ, strings)
Offertory/Presentation of the gifts:
-Panis Angelicus by Franck (organ and vocals)
-Holy, Holy in d minor (organ, strings)
-Memorial Acclamation in d minor (organ, strings)
-Great Amen in d minor (organ, strings)
-Sign of Peace/Lamb of God in Bb Major (organ, strings)

Communion
-Here I Am, Lord (organ and vocals)
-How Beautiful (organ and vocals)

Visit to the Blessed Mother: Ave Maria by Schubert (strings and vocals)

Exit the bride, groom, ext: La Rejoussance from Royal Fireworks by Handel in D Major (strings, organ, and trumpet)

Postlude
-Sheep May Safely Graze by Bach in C Major (strings and organ or just strings)
-La Traviata (strings)


Wedding – Friday, August 27, 2010

Prelude
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Instrumental) 


Ceremony at 730pm:

Canon in D (organ and violin):
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring in G Major (organ and violin)


Bride’s Procession
– Prince of Denmark March in D Major (organ, violin, trumpet)



Responsorial Psalm
“The Lord is Kind and Merciful” Sung (Ron & Kristen Morgan)
(organ and vocals)

Gospel Acclamation
– Festival Alleluia by James Chepponis Sung (Ron & Kristen Morgan) (organ and vocals)



Offertory Music
– Gift of Love (organ, violin, vocals)
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Mass of Creation parts Sung (Kristen Morgan) (organ, violin, trumpet, vocals)
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Lamb of God – Sung (Kristen Morgan) (organ, violin, vocals)



Communion Music:
-Panis Angelicus (F Major)  Sung Ron Morgan (organ, violin, vocals)

-Take and Eat Michael Joncas/James Quinn, SJ (Ron & Kristen Morgan) (organ, violin vocals)



Recessional
– Hornpipe from Water Music (AKA “Finale” or “Allegro Maestoso”
– D major in 3/2 time) (organ, violin, trumpet)


Saturday, September 18, 2010

1 Grandmother and 2 moms:
-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring 


4 bridesmaids and one flower girl:
-Canon in D by Pachelbel



Bride:
-Trumpet Voluntary

Unity Candle:
-Air on a G String

Recessional:
-Wedding March by Mendelssohn


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Grandparents, groom’s parents, mom, ring bearer, flower girl, maid of honor
-Canon in D

Bride’s Entrance
-Wonderful Tonight

Recessional
-All You Need Is Love


Friday, October 15, 2010

5 grandparents and parents
-Songs My Mother Taught Me

7 bridesmaids, 1 flower girl and 1 ring bearer (last before bride)

-Clair De Lune, Debussy



Bride Processional:
-Bridal March (Here Comes the Bride), Wagner

Offertory:
-Scherezade, Rimsky Korsokov
-Peace be with you/ Flowers to Mothers O Mio Babbino Caro, Puccini



Communion:
-Panis Angelicus
-The Swan
-Saint-Saens



Flowers to Mary
-Ave Maria, Schubert



Marriage License
-Ashokan Farewell

Recessional
-Waltz of the Flowers, Tchaikovsky (without the intro)


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Prelude
-Yesterday -Beatles
– In My Life -Beatles
– Here Comes the Sun -Beatles

Guests Entering
-Over the Rainbow

Bridal Party
-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring– Bach

Bride
-Canon in D -Pachelbel

Bride & Groom Leaving
-Ode to Joy-Beethoven
-Can’t Help Falling in Love-Elvis


October 17, 2010

Parents seating:
-Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke
 


2 bridesmaids and then 1 flower girl
– Canon in D by Pachelbel (slower tempo on this song)
 

Bride’s Processional:
-Bridal Chorus by Wagner
 


Recessional:
-Wedding March by Mendelssohn
 


1st song After Recessional: 
-Allegro Maestoso – Handel


Friday, October 22, 2010

Bittersweet Symphony (piano only):

-7 Bridesmaids & 7 Groomsmen

-Junior Bridesmaid & Junior Groomsmen

-Flower girl & Ring bearer



For bride’s entrance
-Continue to play Bittersweet Symphony with violin added



Gospel Acclamation

 Offertory:
-Air on the G string by Bach



Mass of Creation parts
-Sign of Peace/Lamb of God



Communion:
-Panis Angelicus by Franck


-Ave Maria by Schubert



Recessional:
-Wedding March by Mendelssohn


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Prelude: 
-La Rejoussance from Royal Fireworks Suite – Handel 
-Concertante – D. Scarlatti

Mothers:
-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach

1 Bridesmaid, 1 Groomsmen, 1 Flower Girl, 1 Ring Bearer: 
-Canon in D – Pachelbel  

Bride: 
-Overture from the Royal Fireworks Suite –  Handel

Recessional: 
-Rondeau from “Sinfonie de Fanfares” – Jean-Joseph Mouret 
 
Postlude:
-Autumn from 4 Seasons – Vivaldi
-Brandenburg Concerto #5 – J.S. Bach


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Prelude music to include:
-The Swan
-Spring from the Four Seasons

1 set of grandparents, mom and brother, groom’s parents 

-Air on the G String by Bach

4 bridesmaids, 1 flower girl & 2 ring bearers
-Canon in D by Pachelbel

Bride’s entrance
-Bridal Chorus by Wagner (played smoothly and legato)


Tree planting & flower presentation to mothers
-Ave Maria by Bach

Recessional
-Wedding March by Mendelssohn


October 24, 2010

2 sets of grandparents, 2 mothers
-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach

6 bridesmaids & 6 groomsmen, l flower girl & 1 ring bearer
-Canon in D by Pachelbel

For bride
-Bridal Chorus by Wagner

Recessional
-Wedding March by Mendelssohn


October 31, 2010

Prelude to include:

-The Swan



Family and Bridal Party:
-Air from the Watermusic Suite

Flower girl & ring bearer are both DOGS:
-Love song from Lady and Tramp


Bride’s entrance:
-Canon in D – Pachelbel

Recessional: 
-March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Prelude to include:
-“Largo” from Xerxes – Handel (solo violin and piano)
-“Serenade” – Haydn (strings only)

Seating of the Mothers
-“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” – Bach (strings and piano)

Procession of the Wedding Party
-Prelude to “Te Deum” – Charpentier (strings and piano)

Procession of the Bride
-“Canon in D” – Pachelbel (strings only)

Responsorial Psalm
-Psalm 145: “The Lord is Compassionate” (piano and vocals)

Gospel Acclamation:
-Celtic Alleluia (strings, piano, and vocals)

Presentation of the Gifts:
-“Servant Song” (piano and vocals)
-Mass of Creation (piano, strings, vocals)
-Sign of Peace/Lamb of God (piano, strings, vocals)

Communion
-“Panis Angelicus” – Franck (piano, vocals, and solo violin) G MAJOR

Presentation to the Blessed Mother
-“Ave Maria” – Bach (piano and solo violin)

Recessional:
-“Allegro Maestoso” from the Watermusic Suite – Handel (piano and strings)
-“Ode to Joy” – Beethoven (piano and strings)


Friday, November 12, 2010

Preludes:
-Air on the G String – Bach
-Navy Hymn (Eternal Father Strong to Save)
-Sleeper’s wake – Bach
-Ave Maria – Gounod
 
Ceremony: Mother of groom, sister of groom, sister of bride
-Clarke Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary)

Procession for Bride:
-Pachelbel’s Canon
 
Recessional:
-Handel Hornpipe From Water Music
 
Post Recessional:
-Vivaldi Four Seasons Spring


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Prelude to include:
-The Rose by Bette Midler

Seating of the Family
-Ave Maria by Franz Schubert

Bridal Party Processional
-Canon in D by Pachelbel

Bride & dad:
-Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke

Recessional
-Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn

Postlude
-Allegro Maestoso by Handel


Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010

Ceremony:
-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach
-Canon in D by Pachelbel

Unity Candle:
-Air on G String

Sign of Peace:
-Dona Nobis Pacem

Flowers to Mary:
-Ave Maria (solo violin)

Bridal Party Exit:
-Trumpet Voluntary

Postlude:
-Spring from the Four Seasons


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Four sets of grandparents, groom’s parents, mother of bride:
-Air on the G String (Bach)

Four bridesmaids, Ring bearer, flower girl
-The Swan (Saint Saens)

Bride Entrance
-Canon in F (O’Neill Brothers)
 
Responsorial Psalm
-Bless the Lord/Taste and See (Harbor)
-Celtic Alleluia

Preparation of Gifts
-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach) 

Mass of Creation Parts
-Lord’s Prayer (Malotte)
-Jesus, Lamb of God

Communion
-Panis Angelicus (Franck)

Gifts to Mary
-Ave Maria (Schubert)

Recessional
-Angels We Have Heard On High (traditional carol)


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Prelude:
-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach

Family Entrance:
-Canon in D by Pachelbel

Bride and parents’ entrance:
-Prince of Denmark’s March by Clarke

Recessional:
-All you Need is Love by the Beatles

Postlude:
-Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Prelude:
-Y’did Nefesh
-Dodi Li
-other appropriate Jewish selections for string trio

Rabbi, grandmother, cousin:
-Erev Shel Shoshanim

10 groomsmen, groom and parents:
-Storybook Love

10 bridesmaids:
-Your Song by Elton John

Massenet Meditation for bride:
-***Including 7 circles***



Recessional:
-Siman Tov