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I need some ideas for music for a full mass.  Anybody have any ideas?
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    ootmother2ootmother2 member
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    edited December 2011
    The music you are allowed to use will depend on your priest and/or parish.
    Some allow secular music, some don't.

    Ask you priest for a guideline for your selections.

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    mica178mica178 member
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    edited December 2011
    Does your church have a music director?  I met with mine, and she had suggestions for all parts of the wedding.  She helped make sure that my music matched the wedding theme as well as the messages of my readings.  She was also familiar with what was appropriate at the church (we don't allow secular music).
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    edited December 2011
    Our music selection is in my bio.  I think I stuck it at the bottom of the FAQ section.
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    Repeat this to your self: My Wedding Party is made of my family and friends and I should treat them as such.
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    edited December 2011
    Meet with your parish music director before you pick songs. There are mass themes and things that he/she can help give you ideas for songs. We were not allowed to have the Wedding March (here comes the bride) so that was a bit of a surprise for us. If you are paying a fee for the parish organist/pianoist, that fee should cover them meeting with you a few times prior to the wedding.

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    Calypso1977Calypso1977 member
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    edited December 2011
    we let our organist pick all of the music, as she knew best what songs fit where, and we knew she'd pick stuff that she could play well.
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    Riss91Riss91 member
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    edited December 2011
    Processionals:
    Mozart: Church Sonata No. 3 in D - for Moms and BMs
    John Joseph Mouret: Symphonies de Fanfares - for me

    Offetory:
    Palestrina: Canticum canticorum (Motets, book 4): Surge propera amica mea

    Communion Hymns:
    Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus, K.618
    Nicholas Wilton: O Sacra Convivium

    Recessional:
    Handel: La Réjouissance
    Mozart: Sonata No. 7 in F
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    ring_popring_pop member
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    edited December 2011
    Here's a good resource to give you some ideas but ditto everyone else, talk to your music director and priest.

    http://www.stclementchurch.org/worship/sacraments/weddings/music.php

    I've listed my music and some other ideas I had in my bio.

    http://sites.google.com/site/ringpopplanning/ceremony
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    PorphyraPorphyra member
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    edited December 2011
    I think this is a bit out of the ordinary, but we're going to try and assemble a choir of friends to sing the whole Mass. We have a lot of friends who sing polyphony, and there are lots of absolutely lovely polyphonic Mass settings and motets that they know or could learn. I rather like Byrd's Mass for Three Voices: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K914L1IX2wc

    ...of course, it all matches up a bit better if you have the whole Mass in Latin. Which we're also doing. So perhaps not a solution for everyone. :P
    -- July, 2011. --
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    ring_popring_pop member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_catholic-weddings_wedding-music?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:615Discussion:16c17de5-e50d-4ee6-b8ec-30a7d7ad1a25Post:78dfa7a0-0a19-4bf2-b620-4352101301e9">Re: Wedding Music</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think this is a bit out of the ordinary, but we're going to try and assemble a choir of friends to sing the whole Mass. We have a lot of friends who sing polyphony, and there are lots of absolutely lovely polyphonic Mass settings and motets that they know or could learn. I rather like Byrd's Mass for Three Voices:  <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K914L1IX2wc" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K914L1IX2wc</a> ...of course, it all matches up a bit better if you have the whole Mass in Latin. Which we're also doing. So perhaps not a solution for everyone. :P
    Posted by Porphyra[/QUOTE]

    I just sang this at a wedding last weekend! The odd thing was that there's no Memorial Acclamation or Great Amen so we had to throw in those parts from other settings. And of course, there's no Gloria in a wedding so you won't get to use it. It is a lovely setting though.
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    PorphyraPorphyra member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_catholic-weddings_wedding-music?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:615Discussion:16c17de5-e50d-4ee6-b8ec-30a7d7ad1a25Post:31a307b9-5401-42ee-b950-bf9327759b63">Re: Wedding Music</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Wedding Music : I just sang this at a wedding last weekend! The odd thing was that there's no Memorial Acclamation or Great Amen so we had to throw in those parts from other settings. And of course, there's no Gloria in a wedding so you won't get to use it. It is a lovely setting though.
    Posted by ring_pop[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, I love Byrd. :)  If I'm remembering it right, all these Renaissance Mass settings were written before the liturgical reforms of the 20th century, so they wouldn't have sung the Memorial Acclamation or Great Amen originally.
    -- July, 2011. --
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