Music for Weddings

The information here is intended to help you plan the music for your wedding in St Mary’s.

You must contact our organist, Mike Smith, to discuss the music for your wedding.  Most couples arrange a meeting with Mike to discuss the music after a 10.30 morning service. 

Mike has recorded the Organ Music suggestions listed below and these may be downloaded by clicking on the highlighted "here" after each piece.  If you are a Mac user, click
here for a link to download a free converter.

If you wish to have music that is not listed, speak to Mike and he will do his best to arrange it.  

St Mary’s Church is fortunate to have an excellent choir.  If you would like the choir to sing at your service, there is also a list of suggestions for choral music given below. 

You may not know some of the music listed and want Mike to play/sing it to you at the meeting - most couples reach an amicable decision fairly quickly!

If you would like a trumpeter to play for entrance and/or exit music, this may be possible.  You should speak to Mike as soon as possible.

Remember, this is your day and we will do our best to see that you get what you would like.


Alleluia! Sing to Jesus - click here
All things bright and beautiful- click here
At the name of Jesus- click here
Be thou my vision- click here
Bind us together Lord - click here
Come down, O love divine - click
Dear Lord and Father of mankind - click here
Father hear the prayer we offer - click here
Give me joy in my heart keep me praising - click here
Glorious things of thee are spoken - click here or here
Great is thy faithfulness - click here
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer - click here  
I danced in the morning - click
I vow to thee, my country, - click here
Immortal, invisible, God only wise - click here
Jerusalem - click here
Lead us heavenly Father - click here
Lord for the years - click here
Lord Jesus Christ you have come to us - click here
Lord of all hopefulness - click here
Love divine, all loves excelling - click here or here or here
Make me a channel of your peace - click here
May the grace of Christ our Saviour - click here
Morning has broken - click here
Now thank we all our God - click here
O for a heart to praise my God - click here
O Jesus I have promised - click here or here
O perfect love - click here
O praise ye the Lord - click here
O worship the king all glorious above - click here

Praise and thanksgiving - click here

Praise my soul the King of heaven - click here
Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him - click here
Praise to the Lord the Almighty - click here
Tell out my soul - click here
The King of love my shepherd is - click here
The Lord’s my shepherd - click here
Thine be the glory - click here
To God be the glory - click here

We pledge to one another - click here


Entrance music

Bliss – Wedding Fanfare - click here
Charpentier – Prelude to Te Deum - click
Clarke – Trumpet voluntary- click here 
Handel – Cortège - The arrival of the Queen of Sheba - click
Handel – Finale (from Fireworks Music) - click
Handel – Overture (from Fireworks Music) - click
Johnson – Trumpet tune - click
Purcell – Rondeau - click here
Purcell – Trumpet tune - click here
Stanley – Trumpet tune - click here
Wagner – Bridal march (from Lohengrin) - click here

Recessional music

Clarke – Trumpet voluntary - click here
Johnson – Trumpet tune - click here
Karg-Elert – Marche triomphale: Nun dankett alle Gott - click here
Handel – Hornpipe (from Water Music) - click here
Handel – La Rejouissance (from Fireworks Music) - click here
Ives – Intrada - click here
Lang – Tuba tune - click here
Lanquetuit – Toccata in D major - click
Lefébure-Wély – Sortie in B-flat - click here
Lefébure-Wély – Sortie in E-flat - click
Lemmens - Fanfare - click here
Manz - God of Grace (Guide me, O thou great Redeemer) - here
Mendelssohn – Wedding march ( A Midsummer Night’s Dream) - click here
Purcell – Trumpet tune - click here
Stanley – Trumpet tune - click here
Vierne – Final (from 1st Symphony) - click here
Walton – Crown Imperial - click here
Widor – Toccata (from 5th Symphony) - click here  


Choral Blessings

Chilcott – Irish Blessing - click here
Rutter – Gaelic blessing - click here
Rutter – God be in my head - click here
Rutter – The Lord bless you and keep you - click here
Rutter – A Clare Benediction - click here
Walford-Davies – God be in my head - click here


(Anthems marked * can also be used as a choral blessing)

Anon - Rejoice in the Lord always
Archer - Ave Maria
Bach – Jesu, joy of man’s desiring

Bruckner - Locus iste
Byrd - Ave verum corpus
Chilcott – Be thou my vision
Chilcott – Irish Blessing*
Duruflé - Ubi caritas (Where there is love) - click here
Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine
Goodall – Psalm 23: The Lord’s my shepherd (Vicar of Dibley theme)
Handel - Hallelujah from
Handel - Zadok the priest
How – Day by day
Jacob – Psalm 23: The Lord’s my shepherd (Brother James’ Air)
Mozart - Ave verum corpus
Nardone - I give you a new commandment - click here
Parry – Dear Lord and Father of mankind

Pitoni - Cantate Domino
Rutter – A Clare Benediction*
Rutter – All things bright and beautiful
Rutter – As the bridegroom to his chamber
Rutter – For the beauty of the earth
Rutter – Gaelic blessing*
Rutter – God be in my head*
Rutter – The Lord bless you and keep you*
Rutter – Thy perfect love
Stanford - Beati quorum
Tallis - If ye love me
Walford-Davies – God be in my head*
Wesley - Blessed be the God and Father (includes "Love one another")
Wesley - Lead me Lord
White - A prayer of Richard of Chichester