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Music Suggestions
Wedding Mass - Format I

  • "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (tune - Hyfrydol)
  • "O Perfect Love" (tune - Sandringham)
  • "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven" (tune - Lauda anima)
Liturgical Music:
  • "A Community Mass" (Richard Proulx)
  • "Agnus Dei" from Missa sanctorum angelorum (Calvert Shenk) CNP Catalog #3120
  • "Alleluia in C" (Howard Hughes, SM) [GIA Publications]
  • "Book of Sung Gospels - 2nd Edition" (ed. Gary Penkala) CNP Catalog #3012-2
  • "Danish Amen Mass" (David Kraehenbuhl)
  • "Festival Eucharist" (Richard Proulx)
  • "Gloria" from A New Mass for Congregation (C.T. Andrews) [GIA Publications]
  • "Gloria" from Mass of Hope (Becket Senchur, OSB) [World Library Publications]
  • "Gospel Acclamation for Ordinary Time" (Gary Penkala) CNP Catalog #3055
  • "Like Olive Branches" (Rev. Lucien Deiss) [World Library Publications]
  • "Paschal Gloria" (J. William Greene) during Eastertide CNP Catalog #3130
  • "Psalm 33" (J. Robert Caroll) [GIA Publications]
  • "Psalm 34" (Gary Penkala) CNP Catalog #1034-1
  • "Psalm 103" (Robert Kreutz) [Liturgical Press]
  • "Serve God in Love" (Gary Penkala) CNP Catalog #3076
Vocal & Choral Music:
  • "Behold, Thus Is the Man Blessed" (Wiliam Ferris) [GIA Publications]
  • "Communion Psalms for the Liturgical Seasons" (Gary Penkala) CNP Catalog #3020
  • "Corinthians' Prayer" (Stephen McManus) CNP Catalog #5014
  • "Love Song" (Robert Kreutz) [World Library Publications]
  • "O Father All Creating" (David Fetler)
  • "Psalm 128" (Robert Wetzler)
  • "Remember Your Love for Me, O Lord" (Eugene Englert) CNP Catalog #5030
  • "Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One" (Healey Willan) -- choral
  • "Set Me As A Seal" (John Mitcheltree) [Augsburg]
  • "The Call" (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • "Wher'er Thou Goest" (Hildach, G.W. Cassler)
  • "Whither Thou Goest" (Heinrich Schütz)
Organ Music:

   Processionals and Recessionals -

   Strong Processionals or Recessionals
  • "A Wedding Processional" (Gerald Near) [Gray]
  • "Allegro vivace" (G.F. Handel)
  • "Entrée" (Calvert Shenk) from Maestoso CNP Catalog #6030
  • "Fanfare" (Jacques Lemmens)
  • "Festival Intrada" (Gary Penkala) CNP Catalog #3045
  • "Festive Procession" (Calvert Shenk) from Maestoso CNP Catalog #6030
  • "In dir ist Freude" (J.S. Bach)
  • "Joyful Procession" (Calvert Shenk) from Festive Processionals CNP Catalog #6033
  • "Marche royale" (Jean-Baptiste Lully)
  • "Meine Seele erhebt den Herren" (J.S. Bach)
  • "Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals" (Sigfrid Karg-Elert)
  • "Processional" (Calvert Shenk) from Maestoso CNP Catalog #6030
  • "Processional on Westminster Abbey" (Robert Wetzler)
  • "Rigaudon" (André Campra)
  • "Solemn Processional" (F.J. Haydn)
  • "Suite gothique" (Léon Boellmann)
   Quiet Processionals
  • "Aria in F" (G.F. Handel)
  • "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (J.S. Bach)
  • "Saint Anthony Chorale" (Johannes Brahms)
  • "Solemn Processional" (G.F. Handel)

   Preludes, Offertories & Communion Music -

  • "Air from D Major Suite" (J.S. Bach)
  • "Allegretto" (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • "Arioso" (J.S. Bach)
  • "Chaconne for Violin or Flute and Cello and Organ" (André Campra / Penkala) CNP Catalog #6015
  • "Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue" (Johann Pachelbel)
  • "Deck Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness" (Johannes Brahms)
  • "Elevation" from Mass for the Convent (François Couperin)
  • "Fugue in g minor" (J.S. Bach)
  • "Herr Jesu Christ dich zu uns wend" (J.S. Bach)
  • "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (J.S. Bach)
  • "Liebster Jesu wir sind hier" (J.S. Bach)
  • "Meine Seele erhebt den Herren" (J.S. Bach)
  • "Prelude, Fugue and Variation" (César Franck)
  • "Prelude in D Major" (J.K.F. Fischer) [Concordia]
  • "Prelude on Rhosymedre" (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • "Prière à Notre Dame" (Léon Boellmann)
  • "Sixty Devotional Pieces" (Dom Gregory Murray)
  • "Vater unser in Himmelreich" (Bach, Buxtehude, Boehm, Pachelbel, Walther, Walcha)
  • "With High Delight" (Charles Ore)
CanticaNOVA Publications offers the CNP Wedding Suite which includes new and fresh music for organist, cantor, soloist or choir, as well as the Marriage Gospel excerpted from our Book of Sung Gospels for the priest or deacon. If you're looking for a convenient packet of "new traditional music" for weddings, check out this link!

Liturgical Hints & Ideas:
The Marriage Ceremony, whether celebrated within Mass or alone, is a divine sacrament of the Church. Music chosen must be appropriate in dignity to the serious yet joyful covenant proclaimed. Any music not worthy to be used during Mass, should NEVER be considered at a wedding. While the couple may rightly be involved in the selection of music for their wedding, they must be led to realize that the Church demands certain standards which must be upheld. Popular music or music of a questionable nature is best saved for the reception.

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