Music for the Rite of Matrimony

The selections within the Music for the Rite of Matrimony were assembled to assist couples in the process of choosing music for their wedding celebration at Trinity Wall Street.

Music selections should be included in the bulletin form you received when scheduling your wedding.

Prelude - Choose 2-3 selections

The prelude music is played as guests are arriving. It is usually about 15 minutes in length.

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring—J. S. Bach


Andante tranquillo—Felix Mendelssohn


Prelude on Rhosymedre—R. V. Williams


Choral Song—S. S. Wesley


Cornet Voluntary—William Walond


Adagio, from Fantasy in C—César Franck


Sonata in D major—Antonio Soler


Processional - Choose 1-2 selections

The processional is the music played while the wedding party and bride process into the church. If you have a small wedding party, you may choose one track only both for the wedding party and the bride. If you wish to hire a trumpet player, all of these selections may include trumpet.

Prince of Denmark's March—Jeremiah Clarke


Trumpet Tune in D—Henry Purcell


Prelude from Te Deum—M. A. Charpentier


Festive Trumpet Tune—David German


Trumpet Voluntary in E-flat—David N. Johnson


Music after the Vows - Choose 1-2 selections

Each of these selections requires the hiring of a Trinity Choir soloist. If you are having a celebration with Eucharist, choose two selections -- one for during the Offertory, one for during Communion. If you are having a ceremony with no Eucharist, choose only one. If you do not wish to hire a vocal soloist, make your selections from the Prelude options above instead.

Ave Maria—Franz Schubert


Nuptial Blessing—Richard Proulx


O God of Love—Gerre Hancock


The Call (Come my Way, my Truth, my Life)—R. V. Williams


Recessional - Choose 1 selection

The recessional is played as the entire wedding party leaves the building after the blessing and dismissal. Some tracks may include trumpet if you wish to hire a trumpet player.

Hornpipe (from Water Music)—G. F. Handel


Rondeau—J. Joseph Mouret


Trumpet Voluntary—John Stanley


Processional (organ only)—William Mathias