Wedding Classics

  The following music suggestions are divided into sections marking various stages of the wedding ceremony. Please note that all tracks marked with an asterisk have a religious content and may therefore not be suitable for civil ceremonies.  
   
  AS THE GUESTS ARRIVE  
  You may also find suitable tracks in the section 'Signing of the Register'.  
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
1  Air on the G String 5:51
  (arr. Stokowski)  
  BBC Philharmonic/Matthais Bamert  
   
 ANTONIO VIVALDI
2  Largo 2:26
  (from 'Winter' of The Four Seasons)  
  Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Ronald Thomas  
   
 JOHANN PACHELBEL
3  Canon 4:52
  Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble  
   
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
4  Sheep May Safely Graze 5:54
  (arr. Stokowski)  
  BBC Philharmonic/Matthias Bamert  
   
 GABRIEL FAURE
5  Après un rêve 3:13
  Phillip McCann (cornet)/Sellers Enginering Band/Roy Newsome  
   
  ARRIVAL OF THE BRIDE  
 RICHARD WAGNER
6  Bridal March from Lohengrin 1:55
  Michael Austin (organ)  
   
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
7  Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon 3:11
  Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd  
   
 HENRY PURCELL
8  Trumpet Tune 1:30
  Michael Austin (organ)  
   
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
9  March from Judas Maccabaeus 1:42
  Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage  
   
10  Alla Hornpipe from Water Music 2:54
  The Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Sir Alexander Gibson  
   
 JEREMIAH CLARKE
11  Trumpet Voluntary 2:54
  Michael Austin (organ)  
   
 CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY
12  I Was Glad 7:01
  Roderick Elms (organ).London Symphony Chorus/London Symphony Orchestra/Richard Hickox  
   
  DURING THE SERVICE  
  This section consists entirely of religious music and may be used by couples planning a church wedding.  
 GERALD FINZI
13  God Is Gone Up 4:07
  The Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer  
   
 CESAR FRANCK
14  Panis Angelicus 3:17
  (arr. Gordon Langford)  
  Phillip McCann (cornet)/Simon Lindley (organ)/Boys of Leeds Parish Church Choir/Sellers Engineering Band/Roy Newsome  
   
  TRADITIONAL
15  The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) 3:51
  (Crimond, arr. H. Robertson)  
  Rhos Orpheus Male Voice Choir/J. Glyn Williams  
   
 JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH
16  Ave Maria 3:06
  (arr. Phillip McCann)  
  Phillip McCann (cornet)/Malcolm Hicks  
   
 FRANZ SCHUBERT
17  Ave Maria 4:19
  (arr. Phillip McCann)  
  Phillip McCann (cornet)/Malcolm Hicks (organ)  
   
 RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
18  Come Down, O Love Divine 3:30
  Choir of Worcester Cathedral/Christopher Robinson  
   
 JOHN GOSS
19  Praise My Soul the King of Heaven 2:31
  (arr. Gordon Langford)  
  Besses O' Th' Barn Band  
   
 JOHN IRELAND
20  Greater Love Hath No Man 6:54
  Philip McCann (cornet)/Simon Lindley (organ)/Boys of Leeds Parish Church Choir  
  Paula Bott (soprano)/James Oxley (tenor)/London Symphony Chorus/London Symphony Orchestra/Richard Hickox  
   
   
  SIGNING OF THE REGISTER  
  You may also find suitable tracks in the section 'As the Guests Arrive'.  
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
21  Air from Water Music 3:10
  The Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Sir Alexander Gibson  
   
 LEON BOELLMANN
22  Prière à Notre-Dame from Suite gothique 4:16
  Ian Tracey (organ)  
   
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
23  Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, 2nd movement 6:52
  Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage  
   
 EDWARD ELGAR
24  Chanson de matin 2:52
  Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Norman Del Maar  
   
 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
25  Laudate Dominum 4:03
  Phillip McCann (cornet)/Simon Lindley (organ)/Boys of Leeds Parish Church Choir  
   
 EDWARD ELGAR
26  Salut d'amour 3:07
  Nigel Kennedy (violin)/Steven Isserlis (cello)/Peter Pettinger (piano)  
   
 JULES MASSENET
27  Méditation from Thaïs 4:46
  Yuri Torchinsky (violin)/BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier  
   
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
28  Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring from Cantata 147 2:55
  Michael Austin (organ)  
   
 GABRIEL FAURE
29  Cantique de Jean Racine 6:37
  (arr. John Rutter)  
  Huddersfield Choral Society/BBC Philharmonic/Vernon Handley  
   
  RECESSIONAL  
 FELIX MENDELSSOHN
30  Wedding March from A Midsummer NIght's Dream 3:18
  Michael Austin (organ)  
   
 THEODORE DUBOIS
31  Toccata in G 6:49
  Francis Jackson (organ)  
   
 FELIX MENDELSSOHN
32  Organ Sonata No. 2, 3rd movement 2:27
  Peet Kee (organ)  
   
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
33  Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah 3:52
  Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox  
   
 CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR
34  Toccata from Symphony No. 5 6:02
  Ian Tracey (organ)  
   
 SIGFRID KARG-ELERT
35  March triomphale - Nun danket alle Gott 4:06
  Michael Austin (organ)  
   
 JOHN STANLEY
36  Andante from Trumpet Voluntary, Op. 6 No. 5 1:51
  Richard Marlow (organ)  
   
 CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
37  Finale from Symphony No. 3 7:33
  Gillian Weir (organ)/Ulster Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortelier