Wedding Music

Wedding Music

With so many things to think about during this very important time in your lives, we at Queen of Peace want to help you in your music selection for the ceremony of the sacrament of marriage.

Below is a demo with several samples of music that is appropriate for a sacred ceremony, whether you will have a full mass or a sacred word service. Please use this as a guide only.  Do not feel limited to the selections presented – they are recommendations to get you thinking about sacred music for the ceremony.  There are many excellent sacred songs that are not included here, so fee free to select your own aside from the demo. If you have any questions regarding the music for your ceremony, please do not hesitate to contact the director of Music, Rebecca De La Torre at rebecca@qop.org.

You will need songs for the following:

  1. Processional song (one or two songs)
  2. Responsorial Psalm (unless you prefer someone read it)
  3. Preparation of the Gifts (Full mass only)
  4. Communion (pick two to be safe – full mass only)
  5. Marian hymn for the flowers (optional)
  6. Final song (recessional)

Processional song: Let me recommend two songs for the procession: one for the bridal party and one for you. If you want the bridal march, let me know and I will play that for you. Here are some recommendations of instrumental and sung pieces:

INSTRUMENTAL

SUNG

  • Love Has Come (Matt Maher) Click here for a sample.
  • Our God Is Here (Chris Muglia) Click here for a sample.
  • El Shaddai (Amy Grant) Click here for a sample.
  • Breathe (Marie Barnett) Click here for a sample.
  • Enough (Chris Tomlin) Click here for a sample.
  • Be Still and Know (Steven Curtis Chapman) Click here for a sample.
  • Amar Es Entregarse Click here for a sample.
  • El Aire de Tu Casa Click here for a sample.
  • La Niña de Tus Ojos Click here for a sample.

Responsorial Psalm (unless you prefer someone read it)

  • Psalm 25: I Lift Up My Soul (Tim Manion) Click here for a sample.
  • Psalm 4: Lord Let Your Face Shine (Dennis Keller)
  • Psalm 145: The Lord is Near (Tom Booth) Click here for a sample.
  • Psalm 118: This Is the Day (Marty Haugen) Click here for a sample.
  • Psalm 95: If Today (Haas) Click here for a sample.
  • Psalm 33: Let Your Mercy Be On Us (Marty Haugen) Click here for a sample.
  • Psalm 18: I Love You Lord (Tim Smith) Click here for a sample.
  • Salmo 102: El Señor es Compasivo (José Luis Castillo) Click here for a sample.
  • Salmo 18: Señor Tu Tienes Palabras (Mary Frances Reza) Click here for a sample.
  • Salmo 32: Que Tu Misericordia, Señor (Toni Rubi) Click here for a sample.
  • Salmo 84: Muéstranos Señor (Jaime Cortez) Click here for a sample.

Preparation of the Gifts (Full mass only)

  • Behold the Lamb of God (Matt Maher) Click here for a sample.
  • How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin) Click here for a sample.
  • How Great Thou Art (Stuart Hine) Click here for a sample.
  • If I Have Not Love (Matt Redman) Click here for a sample.
  • Enough (Chris Tomlin) Click here for a sample.
  • Be Still and Know (Steven Curtis Chapman) Click here for a sample.
  • Prayer of St Francis (Sarah McLachlan) Click here for a sample.
  • El Shaddai (Amy Grant) Click here for a sample.
  • Cuan Grande Es Mi Dios Click here for a sample.
  • Quiero Servirte Mi Señor Click here for a sample.
  • Yo Me Entrego Click here for a sample.
  • Si Yo No Tengo Amor Click here for a sample.
  • Oración de San Francisco Click here for a sample.
  • Bendita Eucaristia Click here for a sample.

Communion (pick two to be safe – full mass only)

  • One bread One Body (John Foley) Click here for a sample.
  • How Beautiful (Twila paris) Click here for a sample.
  • I Am the Bread of Life (Tom Kaczmarek) Click here for a sample.
  • Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd) Click here for a sample.
  • This is Jesus (Jim Cowan) Click here for a sample.
  • Panis Angelicus (Sacris Solemniis) Click here for a sample.
  • Sacred Heart Song (Michael John Poirier) Click here for a sample.
  • Servant Song (Donna Marie McGargill) Click here for a sample.
  • Bendita Eucaristia Click here for a sample.
  • Bendito, Bendito (Traditional) Click here for a sample.
  • Pan de VidaPan de Vida (Rubalcava) Click here for a sample.
  • Yo Soy el Pan de Vida (Toolan) Click here for a sample.
  • Eres Tú, Jesús (Tony Rubi) Click here for a sample.
  • Pescador de Hombres (Cesáreo Gabráin) Click here for a sample.

Marian hymn for the flowers 

  • Ave Maria (Franz Schubert) Click here for a sample.
  • Hail Mary: Gentle Woman (Carey Landry) Click here for a sample.
  • Immaculate Mary (Lourdes) Click here for a sample.
  • Hail Holy Queen (Danielle Rose) Click here for a sample.
  • Dios Te Salve Maria (Sosa) Click here for a sample.
  • Ave Maria (Cortez) Click here for a sample.
  • Oh Maria Madre Mía Click here for a sample.
  • Buenos Días Paloma Blanca Click here for a sample.

Final song (recessional)

  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven) Click here for a sample.
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke) Click here for a sample.
  • Our God Is Here (Chris Muglia) Click here for a sample.
  • Forever (Chris Tomlin) Click here for a sample.
  • Blessed Be the Name (Matt Redman) Click here for a sample.
  • How Great Thou Art (Stuart Hine) Click here for a sample.
  • Demos Gracia al Señor Click here for a sample.
  • Angeles Volando Click here for a sample.
  • Amor Es Vida Click here for a sample.
  • Bendito Sea Tu Nombre Click here for a sample.