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Wedding Classics for Organ Monday, July 08, 2024

recommended by Christopher B., Organ Music Specialist

The Wedding Organist arr. Jane Holstein
This massive collection of organ settings contains 50 settings from 15 composers and is designed to provide the wedding organist with a wealth of timeless favorites from the Hope catalog along with some newer contemporary classics for the complete wedding ceremony.

Standard Wedding Music for Organ arr. David Sarandon
The dictionary describes standard as “something used as a measure, a norm, or an agreed level of attainment.” This collection, then, is aptly titled, as each of the pieces included have certainly earned the status of standard. Nevertheless, they have achieved an eminent rank within the repertoire for wedding services. The compilation is divided into two sections for ease of use: Section One serves as a resource for the prelude and Section Two provides a variety of processional and recessional options. Where possible, logical cuts and/or stopping points are indicated, along with durations for each to facilitate the planning of the music or to assist when an emergency arises! For convenience, ease of use, assistance in planning, and as a resource of worthy wedding repertoire, “Standard Wedding Music” promises to become the new standard for wedding music collections for years to come.

The Parish Organist: Wedding Music ed. Thomas Gieschen
Compositions designed by the German and American Lutheran masters for practical integration into worship. The registrations are designed for two manuals and pedal. However, they may also be played on one manual with or without pedal.

Something Old, Something New
A compilation of previously-published stand-alone pieces for use as preludes, processionals, and recessionals. Some you might know and some will be brand new to you. A useful volume to keep by the console when consulting with brides or playing weddings!

The Oxford Book of Wedding Music
“The Oxford Book of Wedding Music” is the definitive collection of the most frequently requested organ music for weddings. All organists have their own particular favorites, but this volume brings together the small and select group of pieces that couples choose again and again: music that has stood the test of time, in practical arrangements that are designed to last.

Wedding Classics: Music for Manuals arr. Charles Callahan
A comprehensive collection of Wedding favorites arranged in a manuals only collection.

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About the Author:
Christopher B. grew up in eastern Kentucky in a musically diverse family, and began playing organ at the age of 12. He majored in vocal performance with minors in keyboards and conducting at Marshall University and later received a Master of Theological Studies in congregational ministry from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Christopher has served as a church music director and organist for more than 20 years, presently serving as Director of Music and Worship Arts/Organist at Church of the Master United Methodist in Westerville, OH.

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