WEDDING MUSIC SELECTION
St. Thomas More Parish
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Johanna Dietrich, Music Ministry Coordinator
780-919-3747 Ė
johanna@dietrichconsulting.com


  • Please refer to the parish Guidelines for Weddings booklet for detailed information about planning your wedding liturgy at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
  • To help you select your wedding music, listen to samples of the music by clicking on the links below. Song lyrics are included in the STM Wedding Music Selection Lyrics document. You will be asked to provide your first and second preferences in each of the sections.
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE
    • Please submit a completed Wedding Music Selection Form (Word or PDF) to the parish office or via e-mail to johanna@dietrichconsulting.com at least six weeks before your wedding date. For weddings between June and September, your selections must be received by June 1.
    • If your music selections ARE NOT received by the deadline above, your wedding music program will be as follows:
      Processional: Canon in D; Opening Hymn: When Love is Found;
      Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 128; Signing of the Register: Covenant Hymn;
      Recessional: Jesu Joy of Manís Desiring
  • Listen to samples of the music by clicking the song/hymn names below.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Johanna Dietrich, Music Ministry Coordinator Ė 780-919-3747 or johanna@dietrichconsulting.com

Prelude
Prior to the beginning of the wedding liturgy, there is a prelude consisting of about 10-15 minutes of music as guests arrive and are seated. Music during this time is selected at the discretion of the musicians and encompasses a combination of pieces that mirror the festive nature of the occasion as well as the quiet dignity of prayerful reflection.

Mandatory selections are marked with an asterisk (*). Others are required if you are having Mass.

*Processional (usually instrumental)

Traditional
Air: Water Music Handel
Canon in D Pachelbel
Jesu Joy of Manís Desiring Bach
Minuet Handel
Prelude to Te Deum Charpentier
St. Anthony Chorale Haydn
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke

Contemporary
Blest are They Haas
Christ be Our Light Farrell
Love is the Sunlight Haas
Magnificat (*sung) Sherman

Opening Hymn (must be congregational; i.e. found in the hymnals)

For the Beauty of the Earth (CBW 531) Dix
Gather the People (BB 304) Schutte
Gather Your People (BB 316) Hurd
Glory and Praise to our God (BB 350) Schutte
God Created Earth and Heaven (CBW 512) Beethoven
God who Blesses New Beginnings (CBW 626) Hyfrydol
O Bless the Lord (CBW 562) Michaels
When Love is Found (CBW 629) O Waly Waly

*Responsorial Psalm
Relates directly to the readings you have chosen.

33 - Happy the People Refrain: Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
33 - Let your Mercy Be on Us Haugen Refrain: Let your mercy be on us, O God, as we place our trust in you.
34 - Taste and See Refrain: O taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
103 - The Lord is Kind and Merciful Haugen Refrain: The Lord is kind and merciful.
128 - Blest are Those who Love You Haugen Refrain: Blest are those who love you, happy those who follow you, blest are those who seek you, O God.

Offertory/Preparation of the Gifts (must be congregational; i.e. found in the hymnals)
Select only if Mass is being celebrated.

Blest are They (CBW 522) Haas
Christ be Our Light (BB 542) Farrell
Companions on the Journey (BB 606) Landry
Servant Song (BB 372) McGargill
The Summons (BB 380) Kelvingrove
We are Many Parts (BB 610) Haugen
We Have Been Told (BB 519) Haas
When Love is Found (CBW 629) O Waly Waly
Wherever you Go (BB 684) Weston Priory
You are the Voice (CBW 576) Haas

Communion (must be congregational; i.e. found in the hymnals)
Select only if Mass is being celebrated.

Behold the Lamb (BB 337) Willett
Bread for the World (BB 349) Farrell
Bread of Life (BB 331) Cooney
Bread of Life (CBW 597) Farrell
I am the Bread of Life (BB 343) Toolan
One Bread One Body (BB 357) Foley
Seed Scattered and Sown (BB 348) Feiten
Table of Plenty (BB 310) Schutte
Ubi Caritas (BB 462) Rosania

*Signing of the Register (can be solo)
Or you may select from the Offertory section above.

Ave Maria Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria Schubert
Bridal Prayer Copeland
By My Side Porter
Come and Journey with Me Haas
Covenant Hymn/Wherever you go Cooney/Daigle
Faith Hope and Love Haas
For Life and All Its Richness Klusmeier
Live to be Holy Lawton
Panis Angelicus Franck
Paulís Prayer Fabing
Set Me As a Seal Maher
Wedding Prayer Ault
Wedding Song (There is Love) Stookey
Where there is Love Haas

*Recessional (instrumental)
If you chose one of these pieces for your Processional (beginning of liturgy), you must select a different piece for the Recessional (end of liturgy).

Traditional
Hornpipe/Allegro Maestoso: Water Music Handel
Jesu Joy of Manís Desiring Bach
Prelude to Te Deum Charpentier
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke

Contemporary
Come, Let us Sing Lindh
Hark Ten Thousand Harps & Voices Courtney
You are the Voice (instrumental) Haas


Send enquiries to Music Ministry Coordinator at johanna@dietrichconsulting.com