Sheep May Safely Graze – J.S. Bach

Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy

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

Variation IX (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

Nuptial Blessing (Text/Tune: Michael Joncas)

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

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)

Eres Tu (Touch the Wind) – (good for Spanish Celebrations)


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

Rondeau – Mouret

Bridal Chorus  – Richard Wagner

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

Allegro Maestoso - Handel






Responsorial Psalms:


Psalm 34 – “Taste and See” setting by Haugen

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

Psalm 128 – “May The Lord Bless Us” – setting by Haugen

Psalm 145 – “I Will Praise Your Name” – setting by Haas

Psalm 127 – “Dichoso el que Teme al Señor” (Spanish)


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

                     For Spanish, the Aleluya” from Nueva Misa Latinoamericana


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



Hymns during the Presentation of Gifts

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

The Servant Song

I Have Loved You

Wherever You Go 

You Are Mine

Lord Of All Hopefulness

We Praise You  

When Love Is Found 

How Can I Keep From Singing

Si Yo No Tengo Amor

Quiero Alabarte

Oración De San Francisco




Hymns during the reception of Holy Communion


One Bread, One Body

Taste and See

Eat This Bread

Pan De Vida

Eres Tu, Jesus

I Am The Bread Of Life/Yo Soy El Pan De Vida

Song Of The Body of Christ

One Love Released

Ubi Caritas

Center of My Life

Companions on the Journey



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

Rondeau – Mouret

Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell

La Rejouissance (The Rejoicing) – Handel