Wedding Music

Wedding Music

Calvary’s Organist-Choirmaster Kristin Lensch takes part in planning the musical portion of all Calvary weddings. She has final approval of all musical selections and can provide you with suggestions. She plays for all weddings except under these circumstances: 

  • When she is not available – In this case, she will provide an adequate substitute who will attend both rehearsal and wedding and who will be compensated in her stead. 
  • When the bride and groom choose not to have music or not to use organ music at their service. In this case, no compensation is expected. 
  • When she is available but the bride and groom prefer to bring in their own organist. In this case, she is compensated even though she is not expected to play. She may still assist with the rehearsal, if the clergy desire. 

Once the couple has planned the details of the wedding with the presiding priest, they are ready to meet with the organist-choirmaster, usually a minimum of 30-60 days before the wedding. 

Vocal soloists and instrumentalists may be included in the wedding if desired. Typically the organist-choirmaster will arrange for such additional musicians, and all contracts for their services will be executed through the Music Office. The standard fee for guest musicians is $200 and above. 

Guest singers or instrumentalists invited by the bride and groom to participate in the service are subject to the organist-choirmaster’s approval. In most cases, there will be an extra charge of $60 per hour for the organist-choirmaster to rehearse with guest musicians.

Wedding Music Clips

Below are samples of several popular music selections for weddings. 

Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

Hornpipe by GF Handel

Jesu, joy of man's desiring by JS Bach

La Rejouissance by GF Handel

Prelude to a Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Psalm XIX by Benedetto Marcello

Rigadoun by Andre Campra

Rondeau by Jean-Joseph Mouret

Thaxted by Gustav Holst

Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell

Trumpet Tune in D by David Johnson

Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke

Trumpet Voluntary by John Stanley