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Wedding and funeral resources

Weddings

The director of music is always happy to discuss music for services, and can be reached at dom@allsaints-fulham.org.uk

https://asfchoir.wordpress.com/weddings/ is a good starting place for thinking about your wedding music.

There are a handful of CDs available with recordings of wedding music which may help you to make a choice before discussing music with the Director of Music. Below is a list from one music publisher (Kevin Mayhew Ltd. ‘Favourite Wedding Music’)

You are not limited to this list but it give you some ideas.  

Title Composer Time

Bridal March from Lohengrin Wagner 2.01

Te Deum Prelude Charpentier 2.11

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel 4.04

Trumpet Voluntary Clarke 2.34

Gavotte Boyce 1.39

Trumpet Tune and Air Purcell 3.19

Jesu, Joy of man’s desiring J.S. Bach 3.33

March from Scipio Handel 1.49

Sheep may safely graze J.S. Bach 4.08

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor J.S. Bach 9.49

Air and Suite No. 3 in D J.S. Bach 4.52

Ave Maria Schubert 2.35

St Anthony Chorale Haydn 1.58

March from Occasional Oratorio Handel 2.23

Largo from Serse Handel 2.58

Wedding March Mendelssohn 4.53

Badinerie, Second Orchestral Suite J.S. Bach 1.35

Siciliano, Second Flute Sonata J.S. Bach 2.36

Nimrod from Enigma Variations Elgar 5.12

Chanson de Matin Elgar 4.04

Toccata (Symphony No. 5) Widor 6.17

Funerals

Settings of the Nunc Dimittis

 Composer

 Anthem

 No of voices

George Dyson

in F

4 (B) organ

George Dyson

in D

4 organ

Gustav Holst


8

Charles Villiers Stanford

in C

4 organ

Charles Villiers Stanford

in G

5 (B) organ


Settings of Psalm 23

 Composer

 Anthem

 No of voices

Lennox Berkeley

The Lord is my shepherd

5 (S) organ

James Bain/Alan Bullard

Brother James’ Air

4 organ

Howard Goodall

The Lord is my shepherd

4 organ

Franz Schubert

Gott ist mein Herrn

4 piano (upper voices)

Charles Hylton Stewart

Psalm 23

4

Jonathan Wikeley

Psalm 23

3


Settings of Psalm 121


Henry  Walford Davies

Psalm 121

4


Settings of the Requiem Mass (movements can be sung as anthems)

Maurice Duruflé

Requiem (inc. Pie Jesu (S))

4+ organ +conductor

Gabriel Fauré

Requiem (inc. Pie Jesu (S))

4+ organ

Herbert Howells

Requiem

4+

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem

4+ organ

Jean Richafort

Requiem

6

John Rutter

Requiem (inc. Pie Jesu (5(S))

4+ organ (+ conductor depending on movement)


General anthems

Dale Adelmann

Steal away

8

J.C. Bach

Es ist nun aus mit meinem Leben

4

J.S. Bach

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring

4 organ

J.S. Bach

Sheep may safely graze

4 organ

J.S. Bach/Charles Gounod

Ave Maria

1 (S) piano

Edgar Bainton

And I saw a new heaven

4 organ

Edward Bairstow

I sat down under his shadow

5

Edward Bairstow

Save us, O Lord

4 organ

Johannes Brahms

Geistliches Lied

4 organ

Johannes Brahms

How lovely are thy dwellings

4 organ

Thomas Campion

Never weather-beaten sail

4

Bob Chilcott

Be thou my vision

5 (S) organ

Bob Chilcott

God so loved the world

5 (S) organ

Aaron Copland arr. Jonathan Wikeley

Shall we gather by the river?

4 organ

Henry Walford Davies

God be in my head

4

Maurice Duruflé

Ubi caritas

6

Johannes Eccard

When to the temple Mary went

6

Edward Elgar

Ave verum

4 organ

Edward Elgar

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me

4 organ +conductor

Gabriel Fauré

Cantique de Jean Racine

4 organ

 César Franck

Panis angelicus

4 organ

Orlando Gibbons

Almighty and everlasting God

4

Orlando Gibbons

Drop, drop, slow tears

 

Orlando Gibbons

Jesu, grant me this, I pray

4

William Harris

Bring us, O Lord God

8

William Harris

Faire is the heaven

8

William Harris

I said to the man who stood at the gate

4 (men only)

Herbert Howells

Like as the hart

5 organ

Peter Hurford

Litany to the Holy Spirit

4 organ

Grayston Ives

Listen, sweet dove

4 organ

Henry Ley

A Prayer of King Henry VI

4

Richard Lloyd

View me, Lord

4

Andrew Lloyd-Webber

Pie Jesu

2 (SA) organ

Colin Mawby

Ave verum

8 organ

Felix Mendelssohn

For he shall give his angels charge over thee

8 organ

Felix Mendelssohn

Hear my prayer

5 (S) organ +conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ave verum

4 organ

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Laudate Dominum

5 (S) organ

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Sicut cervus

4

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

I know my soul hath power to know all things 

4

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

My soul, there is a country

4

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

There is an old belief

6

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

Lord, let me know mine end

8

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

Never weather-beaten sail

4

Robert Parsons

Ave Maria

6

Elizabeth Poston

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

6

Francis Poulenc

Seigneur, je vous en prie

4 (men only)

Francis Poulenc

Tout puissant, tres saint

4 (men only)

Henry Purcell

O God, thou art my God

6

Henry Purcell

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts

Henry Purcell

Evening Hymn

1 organ

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Bogoroditse Dyevo

6

Josef Rheinberger

Abendlied

6

John Rutter

A Gaelic Blessing

5 organ

John Rutter

God be in my head

4

John Rutter

The Lord bless you and keep you

4 organ

John Rutter

A Clare Benediction

4 organ

Franz Schubert

Ave Maria

1 (S) organ

Richard Shephard

A new commandment

4

Richard Shephard

Never weather-beaten sail

4

John Stainer

God so loved the world

4

Charles Villiers Stanford

Beati quorum via

6

Thomas Tallis

If ye love me

4

Thomas Tallis

The Lamentations

6

John Tavener

Mother of God, here I stand

4

John Tavener

The Lamb

4

John Tavener

They are all gone into a world of light

4

Michael Tippett

Steal away

8

Michael Tippett

Deep River

8

Sebastian Temple/Martin Neary

Make me a channel of your peace

2 organ

Ralph Vaughan Williams

I got me flowers

5 (B) organ

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Call

1 (B) organ

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Love bade me welcome

5 (B) organ

Percy Whitlock

Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face

4 organ

Jonathan Wikeley

Crossing the bar

4


Big funerals

The following are lovely, bigger pieces. We can do choral settings of requiems. 

The pieces by Parry are from the 'Songs of Farewell' which are all excellent and work well together.

The pieces by Tippett are from ‘A Child of our Time’, and all five spirituals can work well together.

The pieces by Vaughn Williams are from ‘Five Mystical Songs’, all five can work well together (but some require an extra conductor).

William Harris

Bring us, O Lord God

8

William Harris

Faire is the heaven

8

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

I know my soul hath power to know all things 4

 

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

My soul, there is a country

4

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

There is an old belief

6

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

Lord, let me know mine end

8

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

Never weather-beaten sail

4

Colin Mawby

Ave verum

8 organ

Felix Mendelssohn

For he shall give his angels charge over thee

8 organ

Michael Tippett

Steal away

8

Michael Tippett

Deep River

8

Ralph Vaughan Williams

I got me flowers

5 (B) organ

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Call

1 (B) organ

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Love bade me welcome

5 (B) organ