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Music for Wedding Ceremony

Music for the Christian Church Ceremony

 

This guide briefly discusses wedding church music from a non-denominational perspective.

For more general information about selecting wedding music, visit our Guide here.

For specific information, contact My Wedding Music or your local parish.

 

For a Christian ceremony, music is not only a reflection of your feelings, but a powerful expression of worship. While you will have broad freedom to select your music, you may be asked to approve your song choices by your pastor or parish priest. Depending on your denomination, you may be free to choose music of any chosen style, but it's always important to keep in mind the traditions and rites of your specific denomination. The Catholic church, for example, seeks music of a prayerful, accessible and beautiful nature.

 

It is always appropriate to choose songs that suit the context of your wedding as a worship service. The object of a Christian ceremony is to give glory to God, and sanctify the worshippers - so you should select music to serve that purpose. When booking with My Wedding Music, we'll ask you to begin your selection of music as early as possible in consultation with your parish priest or pastor. For particularly traditional denominations this is an essential process. The famous Bridal Chorus, otherwise known as Here Comes the Bride (Wagner, R., 1948), and the Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn, F., 1842) are two of our most popularly requested works - yet, in their opera and ballet origins, are tied to stories of fantasy, sex, murder and other such delights. Not particularly prayerful, but nowadays these selections of music are traditions in their own right so many churches do allow them. It is, nonetheless, important to confirm this as early as possible.

 

You will also need to give consideration to your ensemble choices. At My Wedding Music, we offer an extensive selection of instrumental soloists and ensembles for ceremony and reception, but not all of these are suitable for a traditional Church wedding. Generally, combinations of strings, keyboard (organ or piano, if available) and/or particular types of singer are safe - but, again, the diversity of musical options open to you will need to be detailed by your parish priest or pastor.

Sydney Church Ceremony

 

"He who sings prays twice"
- paraphrase of a quote by St. Augustine.

 

 

The following ensembles specialise in the traditional Church ceremony:

 

Encore Strings

String ensembles available in Duo, Trio, Quartet or Double Quartet (eight musicians plus conductor).

 

Ensemble Gadfly

A Violin and Organ, or Violin and Piano Duo