Barham Downs Churches

  • The Rectory
  • The Street, Barham
  • Canterbury
  • Kent
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Music

Here are few suggestions of music that you may enjoy having at your wedding. Almost all can be found on 'YouTube' so that you can see what they sound like.

THE TRADITIONAL ENTRY FOR THE BRIDE:

    Wagner - Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin  Listen

SOME MORE SUGGESTIONS FOR ENTRY MUSIC:

    Charpentier, M - Trumpet Tune (from Te Deum)  Listen
    Clarke - The Prince of Denmark’s March  Listen
    Stanley J. - Trumpet Voluntary from Op 6 No.5  Listen
    Purcell H. - Trumpet Tune in D  Listen
    Handel - Hornpipe from ‘Water Music’  Listen
    Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba  Listen
    Haydn - Theme from ‘St Anthony Variations’  Listen

A SELECTION OF SUITABLE HYMNS:

    All things bright and beautiful  Listen
    Amazing grace  Listen
    Be thou my vision  Listen
    Colours of day (Light up the fire)  Listen
    Dear Lord and Father of mankind  Listen
    Give me joy in my heart keep me praising  Listen
    In Christ alone my hope is found  Listen
    Jerusalem  Listen
    Lead us heavenly Father  Listen
    Love divine, all loves excelling  Listen Tune: Blaenwern
    Love divine, all loves excelling  Listen Tune: Hyfrydol
    Make me a channel of your peace  Listen
    Morning has broken  Listen
    Now thank we all our God  Listen
    One more step along the world I go  Listen
    Praise my soul the King of heaven  Listen
    The Lord’s my shepherd  Listen  Tune: Crimond
    The Lord's my shepherd  Listen  Tune by Stuart Townend

Usually couples tend to choose 2 or 3 hymns.

THE TRADITIONAL MUSIC AS THE COUPLE LEAVES:

    Mendelssohn - Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Listen

SOME MORE SUGGESTIONS FOR MUSIC AS YOU LEAVE:

    Charpentier, M - Trumpet Tune (from Te Deum)  Listen
    Handel - Hornpipe from ‘Water Music’  Listen
    Stanley J. - Trumpet Voluntary from Op 6 No.5  Listen
    Purcell H. - Trumpet Tune in D  Listen
    Widor, C - Toccata from ‘Symphony No. 5  Listen
    Dubois T. - Toccata  Listen
    Mushel G. - Toccata  Listen
    Karg-Elert, S. - Chorale Improvisation on ‘Nun Danket Alle Gott’  Listen
    Wesley S.S. - Choral Song  Listen
    Ireland, J. - Alla Marcia  Listen

SUGGESTIONS FOR DURING THE SIGNING OF THE REGISTERS
OR BEFORE THE BRIDE ARRIVES:


    When a Choir has been booked:
         Bach J.S. - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring  Listen
         Cesar Franck - Panis Angelicus   Listen
         John Rutter - The Lord bless you and keep you  Listen
         Peter Aston - I give you a new commandment  Listen
         John Rutter - Gaelic blessing  Listen
         Howard Goodall - The Lord is my Shepherd ('Vicar of Dibley' theme)  Listen

     Pachelbel, J. - Canon in D  Listen
     Yon P. - Toccatina for flute  Listen
     Thalban Ball G. - Variations on a theme by M. Festing  Listen
     Wesley S. - Air and Variation  (Not currently on YouTube)
     Boellmann - Menuet from the ‘Suite Gothique’  Listen

Please note that some of the above YouTube performances are performed on magnificent organs that are far better than those in our ordinary parishes, and also some choirs are professional singers.

OTHER ALTERNATIVES AS THE REGISTERS ARE SIGNED:

    Having a family friend sing or play an instrument

    In Barham you can play a CD of your choice on the sound system


These are only a few suggestions – please feel free to choose what would make your special day as personal to you as you wish.

We recommend that you meet the organist, perhaps after a Sunday service, to discuss your musical requirements with them.

NOTE: If you decide to have your wedding videoed, there are certain Copyright and Performing Rights issues that we will have to agree with you before the wedding, and additional fees need to be paid.