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Organ Music

The processional and recessional parts of the wedding ceremony are of obvious importance and you will want them to be memorable, so be sure to give some careful thought to your choice of music.
The Bridal Chorus from Richard Wagner's opera, Lohengrin, has been popular ever since 1858 when Princess Victoria chose it for her wedding entrance processional, and so too is Jeremiah Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary (the Prince of Denmark's March) which was Princess Diana's choice when she married Prince Charles. A trumpeter is available if you wish to walk up the aisle to a trumpet tune.
Perhaps the most popular recessionals are Felix Mendelssohn's Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (chosen by Princess Grace and Prince Ranier of Monaco) and Charles Widor's Toccata from Organ Symphony No 5 (chosen by Princess Ann when she married Captain Mark Phillips); but there are lots of alternatives for both processional and recessional music.


Your choice of hymns is very important. You will normally have 2 hymns at your wedding but you may have 3. Choose hymns that your families and friends will know. Familiar, cheerful hymns will set the tone of the whole wedding day. Below is a list of suggestions to help you decide.
All things bright and beautiful
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Father hear the prayer we offer
Give me joy in my heart
Guide me O Thou great Redeemer
Immortal invisible God only wise
Lead us Heavenly Father lead us
Love divine all love excelling
Morning has broken
Now thank we all our God
O worship the King
Praise my soul the King of Heaven
Praise to the Lord the Almighty
If you would like to discuss the music for your wedding, you can contact Geoff by or see him after the Sunday morning service at St. Anne's