Tony White
Organist, Choirmaster, Worship Leader

Wedding Music Page

Wedding Music List of Suggestions

At the entrance of the bride

 The traditional choice

Bridal chorus from Lohengrin - Wagner


Quiet, reflective music

Air from suite number 3 in D (Air on a G String) – JS Bach

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring – JS Bach

Air from Water Music – GF Handel

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Chanson de matin – Edward Elgar

St Anthony Chorale - Haydn


Trumpet Tunes

Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke

Trumpet Tune In D - Purcell  

Trumpet Tune from Te Deum  -  Charpentier


Music with a ceremonial feel

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – GF Handel

Hornpipe from Water Music – GF Handel

Processional – Music for the Royal Fireworks – GF Handel


Signing the Register:   Organ Music

Clair de Lune - Debussy

Trois Gymnopedies  - Erik Satie

Chorale Prelude on Rhosymedre – Ralph Vaughan-Williams

Sheep may Safely Graze  - JS Bach

Priere a Notre-Dame from Suite Gothique – L Boellman

Ave Maria - Schubert

Ave Maria  - Gounod

Largo from Xerxes by Handel


Signing the Register: Choir Music

Lead me, Lord – SS Wesley

Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring – JS Bach

The Lord bless you and keep you – John Rutter

Clare benediction – John Rutter

Ave Maria - Schubert

Ave Maria  - Gounod

Panis Angelicus – Cesar Frank


Exit of the Bride and Groom

The traditional choice

Wedding March from A Midsummer Nights’ dream - Mendelssohn


Other Choices

Hornpipe from Water Music  - GF Handel

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – GF Handel

‘La Rejouissance’ from Music for the Royal Fireworks


Trumpet Tune from Suite in D – John Stanley

Trumpet Tune from Te Deum  -  Charpentier


Choral Song in C – SS Wesley

Allegro from Symphony No2 – Felix Mendelssohn

Ode to Joy from Symphony 9 – Ludwig van Beethoven

Chorale Prelude on Nun Danket Alle Gott – Karg-Elert

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor – JS Bach

Toccata from Symphony 5  - Charles-Marie Widor


Some of the more unusual music which I have played over the years includes:

A whiter shade of pale – Procul Harum
Glasgow / Portuguese love themes – from Love Actually
My heart will go on – Theme from ‘Titanic’
The Theme to Star Trek, The Next Generation
Climb every mountain – The Sound of Music
The Star Wars Theme
To make you feel my love – Adele
All I ask of you – from The Phantom of the Opera
Close to you – The Carpenters

A Selection of Hymns

Reflective Hymns
Lord of all Hopefulness
I Vow to Thee my Country
Dear Lord and Father of mankind

The King of Love my Shepherd is
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

We Pledge To One Another

Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord

Great Is Thy Faithfulness


Rousing Hymns
Jerusalem (And did Those Feet in ancient time)
Praise my Soul, the King of Heaven
Immortal Invisible God only wise
Tell out my Soul the greatness of the Lord

Guide me O thou great redeemer
Praise to The Lord, The Almighty the King of creation
O Worship the King all glorious above
O Praise Ye The Lord

Give Me Joy In My Heart keep me praising

General Hymns
Love Divine, all loves excelling
All things Bright and Beautiful
O Jesus I have promised
One more step along the world I go
Lord of the dance
Lead us, heavenly Father lead us
Come to a wedding, come to a blessing
Morning has broken
For The Beauty Of The Earth
As Man And Woman We Were Made