Once you have planned your wedding ceremony with a priest or deacon, you should contact Kristin Berger, music coordinator. Kristin will help you find a pianist and/or organist, at least one singer, and any other instrumentalist you envision for your big day. From there, you can select music with the musicians you have hired.

Please note that the resources below are a good starting point, but not an exhaustive list. Each pianist and singer will have additional pieces in their repertoire.

St. Mary has Breaking Bread, Gather 3rd Edition, and Voices as One hymnals as well as other resources for sheet music if you would like something beyond what is listed below.

Preludes Usually three preludes (either vocal or instrumental pieces) are chosen. This music begins about 10 minutes prior to the Mass or ceremony as guests are walking in.

Processional This is typically a more grand, instrumental piece that is played while the priest and/or deacon, groom, bridal party, and bride process down the aisle.

Choose any three from the following list for prelude pieces and any organ or piano piece for the processional:

Organ Pieces (can also be played on the piano):
Canon in D 
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Trumpet Tune — bride

Piano Pieces:
Prelude in C Major
Trumpet Voluntary — bride
Spring — bride
Raindrop Prelude

Vocal Pieces:
Ave Maria (Bach)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
How Beautiful 
Wherever You Go 

Responsorial Psalm This is a part of the liturgy of the word and is sung after the first reading. It is a call-and-response between the cantor and the congregation. Couples often work with the priest to choose the psalm. These are some of the most common:

Ps 33: Let Your Mercy Be On Us
Ps 103: The Lord is Kind and Merciful
Ps 128: Blest Are Those Who Love You
Ps145: I Will Praise Your Name

Also, we can also find a setting of just about any psalm you would like.

Offertory select only for full mass, can be instrumental since it is very short without collection
Blest Are They
I Have Loved You
The Summons
The Servant Song

Communion select only for full mass
We Have Been Told
Here I Am, Lord
Taste and See

Lighting of the Unity Candle and Presentation to Mary – optional
Ave Maria (Bach)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Wherever You Go

Recessional performed by piano or organ
Finale from Water Music
Joyful Joyful We Adore You
Trumpet Tune