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Carillon Wedding Music

Traditionally, bells have been used to announce significant events in the life of the community. HPUMC is fortunate to have a cast bell carillon of forty-eight bells in the tower located to the left of the church entrance.  At the end of a wedding service, a peal of three to five randomly swinging bells is activated by the organist at the organ console. However, the carillon can also be played manually from a keyboard located in the belfry. Our carillonneurs are available to play from a large repertoire of music ranging from pieces composed specifically for the instrument, to arrangements of hymns and familiar wedding music. 

The carillon can add a heightened sense of occasion to the wedding, as it can be heard for several blocks as guests arrive at the church. Twenty to thirty minutes of music prior to the service is recommended. Other music may be planned for indoors, as the carillon cannot be heard in the sanctuary or chapel. If desired, additional carillon music can be played following the service and the peal.

Wedding Music for Carillon:

  • Andante (Chorus of the Happy Spirits)  von Gluck/Barnes
  • Andante from Organ Concerto I   Handel
  • Andante from Sonata II    Bach
  • Aria       Handel/Philbrook
  • Aria & Menuetto from Suite VIII   Handel
  • Arioso       Bach/Martindale
  • Ave Maria      Schubert/deTurk
  • Bist du Bei Mir     Bach/Gerken
  • Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus  arr. by deTurk
  • Concerto      Marcello
  • Concerto per Sr. Torelli    Walther
  • Fairest Lord Jesus     arr. by Buchanan
  • Two Fanfares     Warner
  • Fireworks Suite     Handel
  • The Gift of Love     arr. by Webb
  • How Very Special
  • Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (Ode To Joy) Beethoven/Buchanan
  • Largo       Handel/Buchanan
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring   Bach/Gerken
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring   Bach/Price
  • Jubilate Deo      Evans
  • Londonderry Air     Folksong/arr. Warner
  • Nun Danket (Now Thank We All Our God) Cruger/Bach/Schroeder/Harvey
  • O Perfect Love     Barnby/arr. Ryan;Slater
  • Passacaille from Suite VII    Handel
  • Prelude II      van den Gheyn
  • Prelude IV      van den Gheyn
  • Prelude VI      van den Gheyn
  • Prelude from Suite I     Bach/Gerken
  • Sheep May Safely Graze    Bach/Rusterholz
  • Silhouette      Dvorak
  • Sonata      Haydn
  • Sonata      Scarlatti
  • Sonata II      Zipoli
  • Suite No. 6 for unaccompanied cello  Bach/Knox
  • Tempo di Borea from Partita I   Bach
  • To a Wild Rose     MacDowell/Myhre
  • Toccata      Jacinto
  • Traumerei      Schumann/Gerken
  • Trumpet Tune     Purcell/Gerken
  • Water Music      Handel
  • Where E’er You Walk    Handel/Rusterholz