This was a beautiful Catholic ceremony, with very traditional selections. In the process of planning the music selections, the bride was going to have a singer that unfortunately could not make it to the ceremony, but luckily we were able to work something out, and performed an instrumental version of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.
We often perform in Catholic weddings, and were again excited to be a part of Carol and Bohdan’s wedding day. For other couples planning a Catholic wedding, or looking for ideas for song selections, here is the listing of what this beautiful couple chose. As always we were happy to use our years of experience to make sure the music began and ended at the right points, and the songs were tailored to fit what the bride and groom wanted, with input from the Church as well.
1- fiancée (accompanied by his sister) Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
2- wedding party (flower girls, ring bearer, bridemaids) Charpentier
Prelude from Te Deum
3- bride (accompanied by bride's mother) Pachelbel in Canon D
For the Signing
For the Communion
1- Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
2- Bach Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)
For the Recessional
1- Mouret Rondeau
2- Purcell Trumpet Tune
Photo credit: http://www.paroissejeanxxiii.ca/
Ceremony music Ottawa/Gatineau: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets