Music

Couples are welcome to choose music that will be played by one of our organists on our historic pipe organ, or you can choose music that will be played through our professional sound system, or you are welcome to arrange for singers and performers to be part of your wedding.

Couples normally choose three pieces of music, one to be played as the bridesmaids and bride enter the church, one to be played as the wedding registers are signed, and one to be played as the couple and wedding party leave the church.

In addition you will need to choose whether or not you wish the congregation to sing a hymn (or more than one hymn), and if so what the hymn(s) will be.

The priest can help you with these choices when you meet.

Music Suggestions from Our Organists
Our organists offer the following suggestions that you might like to consider for music at your wedding service.  You can find samples of many of these pieces of music and hymns on YouTube:

Entry of the Bride and Bridal Party
Wagner , Bridal March
Jeremiah Clarke, Trumpet Voluntary
Charpentier, Te Deum Prelude
Saint-Saens, Wedding March from Symphony No 3 (Babe theme)
Beethoven, Ode to Joy
Handel, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Pachelbel, Canon in D
Purcell, Trumpet Tune

During the Signing of the Register
J.S.Bach, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Beethoven, Adagio Sostenuto from Moonlight Sonata
Handel, Air from Water Music
Gounod,  Ave Maria
Schubert, Ave Maria
Mendelssohn, O for the Wings of a Dove
J.S.Bach, Arioso
Haydn, St Anthony Chorale
Pachelbel, Canon in D
J.S.Bach, Air on a G String
Howard Goodall, Psalm 23
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Memory
Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Music of the Night
Andrew Lloyd Webber, All I ask of you

Procession of the Bride and Groom
Mendelssohn, Wedding March
Jeremiah Clarke, Trumpet Voluntary
Saint-Saens, Wedding March from Symphony No 3 (Babe theme)
Beethoven, Ode to Joy
Handel, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel, Finale from Royal Fireworks Suite
Handel, Hornpipe
Stanley, Trumpet Voluntary

Hymns
Praise my soul the King of heaven
Come Holy Spirit Lord of grace
Happy the home that welcomes you, Lord Jesus
O perfect love, all human thought transcending
Love divine, all loves excelling
All creatures of our God and King
Amazing grace
The Lord’s my shepherd
Make me a channel of your peace
Lord Jesus Christ – ‘Living Lord’
God of all living
Lord of creation