Sheep May Safely Graze – J.S. Bach

Air (From Water Music Suite) – G. F. Handel

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

Prelude in C Major - J.S. Bach

Adagio Cantabile - Ludwig Van Beethoven

Nimrod from Enigma Variations - Edward Elgar

Thanksgiving (instrumental) – George Winston

What Wondrous Love is This (instrumental) – Southern Harmony, arr. by

Jeanne Cotter

Like A Seal on Your Heart – Rev. Carey Landry

Come and Journey With Me - David Haas

The Wedding Song (There Is Love) – Noel Paul Stookey

Perhaps Love - John Denver

 (Almost any secular/popular pieces of music you would especially want would be most suitable during this part of the liturgy)


Procession of Wedding Party


Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel

Air (From Water Music Suite) – G. F. Handel

Wachet Auf - J.S. Bach

Sheep May Safely Graze – J. S. Bach

"Jupiter" from the Planets - Gustav Holst

Largo from "Serse" - G.F. Handel

The Lover's Waltz - Molly Mason and Jay Ungar


Bridal Entrance


Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke

Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell


Bridal Chorus  Richard Wagner

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

Allegro Maestoso - Handel






Responsorial Psalms:


Psalm 34 – “Taste and See” settings by Dean or Haugen

Psalm 103 – “The Lord Is Kind and Merciful”   Haugen setting

Psalm 128 – “Blest Are Those – settings by Inwood or Haugen

Psalm 145 – “I Will Praise Your Name” (Haas setting, #828 in Missal) or

                      Booth/Bolduc setting


Gospel Acclamation - Typically I use the "Celtic Alleluia" by Fintan O'Caroll


Presentation to Mary (OPTIONAL)

Ave Maria (short version) – Schubert

Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod

Hail Mary: Gentle Woman

Any number of other Marian hymns, like "Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly", etc.  I've also used "Holy Is His Name" by John Michael Talbot


Lighting of the Unity Candle (OPTIONAL):


God, In The Planning (Tune: SLANE, Text: John Bell)

Ave Maria (short version) – Franz Schubert

The Wedding Song (There is love) – Noel Paul Stookey

Nuptial Blessing (Text/Tune: Michael Joncas)

In Love We Choose to Live (Text/Tune: Jeanne Cotter)

Come and Journey With Me – (Text/Tune: David Haas)


Recessional Music:


Allegro Maestoso - Handel

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

Ode to Joy – Ludwig Van Beethoven

Wedding March (“From a Midsummer Night’s Dream”) – Mendelssohn


Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell







Hymns during the Presentation of Gifts

Lord Of All Hopefulness – #394

We Praise You – #574

Wherever You Go – #684

When Love Is Found – #685

You Are Mine - #478

Servant Song - #385

I Have Loved You - #634

How Can I Keep From Singing - #449



Hymns during the reception of Holy Communion


One Bread, One Body - #358

Taste and See - #330

Eat This Bread - #347

Pan De Vida - #342

Song Of The Body of Christ - #321

One Love Released - #319

Ubi Caritas - #425

Center of My Life - #531

Companions on the Journey - #594