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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Blast from the Past: Wedding Songs

We were officially engaged one year ago today. Then we sort of went to hell and back. Anyways, in honor of that, here's this post.

I was looking around on my website the other day, and found this list of songs that we wanted somewhere in our wedding. You'll notice that you see NO instances of Canon in D, Jesu Joy of a Man's Desire, or Trumpet Voluntary. While those songs can be rather pleasant otherwise, we did not want those songs in our wedding. Too.......pedestrian for us.

Looking back, I don't think many of these songs actually survived the final cut, especially the pre-ceremony hymns, which was unfortunate. The songs used during the reception aren't even on this list anywhere.

May we also add that we are glad that all of this is behind us!
Before ceremony (Piano hymns)

Amazing Grace
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
The Lord's My Shepherd, sheet music
God Moves in a Mysterious Way, sheet music
Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken, sheet music
How Sweet, How Heavenly, sheet music
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, sheet music
How Great Thou Art
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
This is My Father's World, sheet music
Nearer, Still Nearer
Purer in Heart, sheet music
O Sacred Head, sheet music
I Know Whom I Have Believed, sheet music
I Need Thee Every Hour, sheet music
Have Thine Own Way
Holy, Holy, Holy
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Fairest Lord Jesus, sheet music
Be Still, My Soul
Just As I Am
The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Abide with Me
Glory Be to Jesus, sheet music (great song, not in many song books, relatively easy to play)
Be Thou My Vision, sheet music (not my most favorite arrangement), click here to listen (that link will work, it's from my own website)

During Ceremony (from CD)
Seating of grandparents/parents - My Darling Asleep, arr. Turlough O'Carolan
Entrance of groom/groomsmen - Cello Suite 1: Prelude, Bach
Processional - Concerto Grosso Op6. No.12: Larghetto e piano, Handel
Bride - Carmen: Intermezzo, Bizet
Recessional: Hail to the Brightness of Zion's Glad Morning Miscellaneous (this one was actually survived, but was played on piano, accompanied by live trumpet)

Random other songs:
Handel - Concerto grosso, Op 6 No 11 Andante
Handel - Concerto grosso, Op 6 No 12 Larghetto e piano
Handel - Sonata, Op1 No 3 Allegro
Handel - Sonata, Op 1 No 12 Allegro
Handel - Sonata, Op1 No 13 Affettuoso (Suzuki)
Handel - Sonata, Op 1 No 14 Adagio
Bach - Oboe Violin Double Second Movement
Bach - Loure from Partita No 3
Debussy - Claire de Lune (piano or orchestral)
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Camille Saint-Saƫns - Le Cygne
Beethoven - Minuet in G
Elgar - Salut d’amour Op12
Mozart - String Quartet in C maj “Dissonance” Andante cantible
Liz Knowles - My Darling Asleep
Bach - Cello Suite 1 Prelude
Vivaldi - L’inverno Largo
Bizet - Carmon Intermezzo

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  • Iris

    Oh WOW, I can't believe it's already been one year since that day. I kinda remember where I was at the moment. I was sitting in the same spot I am now, listening to the cheers of people in our living room as our Gators played in the NCAA championships, I think (I have very minimal school spirit).

    I then remember being soo happy because you two were engaged. I put a big smiley face on my blog around the beginning of April but didn't let anyone comment on it. I bet people thought it was because our Gators won the NCAA Tournament, but little did they know what else was happening around that time.....

  • Tammy L

    Your website was interesting. :) You guys should post the "Why my wife will be a stay-at-home-wife" on this blog! :)