Choosing Music for your Wedding


Music plays a very important part in your Wedding. It is customary to have:

  • organ music played for the entrance of the Bride
  • organ music for the Wedding March at the end
  • 2 to 3 hymns or songs during the service
  • either a piece of organ music or a soloist during the signing of the register

Our clergy and our organist will be only too pleased to advise you. The following are only suggestions, and you need not feel limited by them. Any special requests should be cleared in plenty of time with the organist and the minister taking the service. If you are having an Order of Service printed then you will not be limited by the range of hymns in the church books.

Suggested Organ Music for the Service

Traditional wedding marches


Wedding March from Lohengrin


Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Other Wedding Music

J.S.Bach Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Sheep may safely graze
Air on a G String (Hamlet ad!)
J.Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
G.Faure Pie Jesu from Requiem
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Zadok the Priest
Water Music (finale)
Fireworks Music (Overture)
Karg-Elert Nun Danket alle Gott
J.Pachelbel Canon
H.Purcel Trumpet Tune
C-M.Widor Toccata in F from 5th Organ Symphony

Pieces suitable for soloists: (you will need to organise your own soloist)

C.Franck Panis Angelicus
W.A.Mozart Laudate Dominum
F.Schubert Ave Maria

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Popular hymns for the service.

St Andrews use a number of different hymn books and the hymns below are taken from these books.

  • MP = Mission Praise
  • SG = Sing Glory

They may be borrowed from the Church on request.

Hymns about God's love

  • Amazing grace (MP 31)
  • Colours of Day (SG Supp 3)
  • Come down O Love Divine (MP 89)
  • Love divine, all loves excelling (MP 449)
  • My song is love unknown (MP 478)
  • Such love (MP 619)

Hymns about God's guidance

  • Be thou my vision (SG Supp 1)
  • Guide me O Thou great Redeemer (MP 201)
  • Lead us heavenly Father lead us (MP 400)
  • Lord of all hopefulness (SG 509)
  • One more step along the world I go (SG Supp 5)
  • The King of Love my shepherd is (MP 649)
  • The Lord's my shepherd (MP 660)

Hymns about God's faithfulness and our promises

  • Great is Thy faithfulness (MP 200)
  • Lord for the years (MP 428)
  • Now thank we all our God (MP 486)
  • O Jesus I have promised (MP 501)
  • Tell out, my soul (MP 631)
  • To God be the glory (MP 708)

Hymns specifically about Marriage

  • God in the planning and purpose (SG 698)
  • O perfect love (MP 517)

Hymns of Praise to God as Creator

  • All creatures of our God and King (7 MP)
  • All people that on earth do dwell (20 MP)
  • All things bright and beautiful (MP 23)
  • For the beauty of the earth (MP 152)
  • I danced in the morning (SG Supp 3)
  • Immortal invisible God only wise (327 MP)
  • Morning has broken (MP 467)
  • Now thank we all our God (MP 486)
  • O Lord my God (506 MP)
  • O worship the King (528 MP)
  • Praise my soul the king of heaven (MP 560)
  • Praise to the Lord the Almighty (MP 564)

Hymns of Prayer to God

  • Be still for the presence of the Lord (MP 50)
  • Dear Lord and Father (MP 111)
  • Jerusalem (SG Supp)
  • Jesus stand among us (MP 381)
  • O Thou who camest from above (MP 525)
  • Make me a channel of your peace (MP 456)

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