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Wedding Music

The wedding is a service of worship, during which a man and a woman unite their lives in the eyes of God and in the company of those dearest to them.The music for their wedding should reflect this Christian joy!  

All music for weddings must follow the same guidelines as for Sunday morning worship. The music must be scriptural by nature and focused primarily on God, God's attributes, and giving thanks and praise to God.  Love songs between the couple are appropriate at the reception -- not at the wedding.

Our organists are familiar with a wide variety of literature and will be happy to assist the bride and groom in finding sacred music which reflects the couple's unique feelings, yet upholds the integrity of the worship service.  All musical selections will be discussed with and approved by the organist. To speak with an organist, please call the Music Office at 214-523-2250.

Only HPUMC staff organists are permitted to play the church's organs. 

Staff musicians will be happy to arrange for one of our excellent vocal soloists, if desired.  If the bride or groom asks a friend to sing at the wedding, a rehearsal time can be arranged with the organist.  The soloist must have the music prepared before the rehearsal.  Arrangements for any additional instrumentalists, if desired, must be made by our organist.  To listen to music on line, click on "Processionals and Recessionals". When you click on a title printed in blue, you will hear an excerpt of that music. No recorded music will be used for the wedding itself.

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Samples of some of the music below:

For the Seating of the Families

For the Wedding Party

Processionals

Recessional

  • Hornpipe in D (Water Music) (Handel)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
  • Toccata (Symphonie V)(Widor)
  • Psalm 19 (Marcello)
  • Trumpet Tune in D (Purcell)
  • Concerto V (Finale)(Handel)
  • Rondeau (Mouret)
  • The Rejoicing (Fireworks Music)(Handel)
  • Rondo in G (Bull)
  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
  • Now Thank We All Our God (Karg-Elert)
  • Final from Symphonie I (Vierne)
  • Fanfare (Lemmens)

 

Appropriate Congregational Hymns for Weddings

  • Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (UMH 89)
  • Holy, Holy, Holy (UMH 64)
  • When Love Is Found (UMH 643)
  • Surely the Presence (UMH 328)
  • Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (UMH 90)
  • Now Thank We All Our God (UMH 102)
  • Be Thou My Vision (UMH 451)
  • The King of Love my Shepherd Is (UMH 138)
  • On Eagle's Wing (Benediction) (UMH 143)
  • All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (UMH 154)
  • Jesus Shall Reign (UMH 157)
  • Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies (UMH 173)
  • The Gift of Love (UMH 408)
  • Christ is Made the Sure Foundation (UMH 559)
  • God of Love and God of Power (UMH 578)
  • Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring (UMH 644)

Suggested Wedding Solos

  • Panis Angelicus (O Lord Most Holy) - Cesar Franck
  • Be Thou With Them - J.S. Bach
  • My Heart Ever Faithful - J.S. Bach
  • O Perfect Love - Joseph Barnby
  • On Eagle's Wings - Michael Joncas
  • Alleluia - W.A. Mozart
  • Entreat Me Not To Leave Thee - Charles Gounod
  • How Beautiful - Twila Paris
  •  In This Very Room - Ron and Carol Harris
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
  • Panis Angelicus - Cesar Franck
  • Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Surely the Presence - Lanni Wolfe
  • The Call - Ralph Vaughn Williams
  • The Gift of Love/When Love Is Found - arr. Hal Hopson
  • The Greatest of These is Love - Rene Clausen
  • The Greatest of These is Love - Roberta Bitgood
  • The Lord's Prayer - A. H. Malotte
  • The Prayer (with Christian text) - Sager/Foster
  • A Wedding Prayer - David H. Williams
  • Wedding Song - F. Dunlap
  • Wedding Song - Flor Peeters 

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