St. Mary Star of the Sea Wedding Music Information

General Information
Brides and Grooms should contact the Music Director at least 8 weeks prior to the Wedding to start selecting music.
If there are no requests, appropriate music will be chosen by the Music Director.
All music performed for the Nuptial Mass must be liturgically appropriate and approved by both the Pastor and Music Director.

St. Mary Star of the Sea Wedding Information

Selected recordings of Wedding Music
Please use the following recordings, performed by our cantors and music director, as a guide in selecting music which may not be as familiar.
Any of the pieces listed below can be performed by any of our cantors.

Instrumental Music / Processionals & Recessionals

Allegro from Water Music (Handel)
Arioso from Cantata 156 (Bach)
Air on the G String (Bach)
Ave Maria (Various, see Right Hand column)
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (Wagner)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Grand Triumphal Chorus in A (Guilmant)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach, see RH column)
La Rejouissance from Water Music (Handel)
Largo from Xerxes (Handel)
Laudate Dominum (Mozart, see RH column)
Meditation from Thais (Massenet)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Sacred Songs, Chants, and Classical Works

Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod, sung by Neal Ferreira)

Ave Maria (Cherubini, sung by Meredith Haviland)

Ave Maria (Schubert, sung by Bonnie Rynkowski)

If with all Your Heart (Mendelssohn, sung by Neal Ferreria)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach, sung by Bonnie Rynkowski)


Laudate Dominum (Mozart, sung by Meredith Haviland)

Panis Angelicus (Franck, sung by Neal Ferreira)
Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach, sung by Bonnie Rynkowski)
The Call (Vaughan Williams, sung by Bonnie Rynkowski)

Psalm Refrains (other psalms are available)

Ps 25: To You O Lord I Lift My Soul

Ps 33: Lord, let Your Mercy be on us
Ps 118: This is the Day the Lord has Made