Perkins Chapel Wedding Music

Welcome to the Perkins Chapel wedding music page. This is the place to listen to streaming audio files of select music that can be requested for your wedding. Although designed specifically to assist those who are celebrating their wedding at Perkins Chapel, it is hoped that this page might be of use to anyone involved in planning music for a wedding.  Users of Perkins Chapel are encouraged to read all the sections below, particularly "Getting Started" and the "FAQs" ("frequently asked questions.")  When you have completed your selections, you may submit them here. 

Blessings,                                   

Benjamin Kolodziej,
Organist,
Perkins Chapel, SMU
bkolodzi@smu.edu

For biographical and non-wedding concert information, please click here.

Getting Started :

1. Processionals/Recessional: Most people select the following for their wedding: one processional for the mothers/families, a second processional for the attendants, a third for the bride and one recessional for everyone. This is the basic music requirement for most weddings.

Solos: If you have a soloist, some common places for them to sing are as follows: a) at the end of the prelude immediately prior to the seating of the mothers; b) immediately after the seating of the mothers; c) after the presentation of the bride, d) between the readings and e) after the vows/exchange of rings. You are certainly not limited to this but these are simply very common arrangements.

2. Prelude/Postlude: Prelude music as the guests are seated is played for 30 minutes before the ceremony. You may suggest some music if you would like, but it is not necessary. For most ceremonies, a postlude will be played at the end of the ceremony after the recessional (after the attendants and family have left.) Again, it is not necessary that you select this.

3. Length:
During the actual ceremony, processionals and recessionals will be shortened or lengthened in order to accommodate the appropriate liturgical action. Selections from this website should not and need not be made simply because of their length. Some of the pieces recorded here have been shortened.

Perkins Chapel Users Only: Please visit the official Perkins Chapel wedding information website at http://www.smu.edu/theology/chapel/wedding.html for the complete rules and regulations regarding use of the chapel. Everyone using the chapel, including florists and photographers, is responsible to uphold these guidelines.

Click here for Additional Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding Music Contracting Service


The quality, professional musicians who perform for weddings at the popular and prestigious Perkins Chapel are available to play for your wedding, whether your ceremony will be held at Perkins Chapel or anywhere else in the DFW area.

Click here for information on our WEDDING MUSIC CONTRACTING SERVICE

Streaming Audio File Library

The audio files on this site are in a streaming audio format. These formats can be played by a wide variety of audio player software, including Windows Media Player, and MusicMatch Jukebox. Windows Media Player is standard in newer versions of Windows, and Internet Explorer.

Note : Press the green button in the last column to begin a musical selection. If a selection loads but does not play, try to "refresh" or load a second time.

Wedding Processionals / Recessionals - Organ and Trumpet (Note : All pieces may be played on organ alone)
Selection
Description
Who
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"Prince of Denmark's March"
(or "Trumpet Voluntary"),
Jeremiah Clarke
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
Don Burks, Trumpet

"Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin,
Richard Wagner

Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
Don Burks, Trumpet
"Rondeau",
Jean-Jacques Mouret
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
Fred Bernhardt, Trumpet
"Trumpet Voluntary",
John Stanley
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
Fred Bernhardt, Trumpet
"Trumpet Tune",
Henry Purcell
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
Don Burks, Trumpet

"Prelude to a Te Deum",
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
Don Burks, Trumpet

"Wedding March" from A Midsummer's Night's Dream
Felix Mendelssohn
Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
Don Burks, Trumpet
Wedding Processionals / Recessionals - Organ
"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring",
JS Bach
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Canon in D",
Johann Pachelbel
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Trumpet Tune",
Georg Telemann
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Hornpipe" from Water Music,
Georg Friedrich Handel
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"The Heavens Declare",
Benedetto Marcello
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Musique Royale",
Michel-Richard Delalande
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Now Thank We All Our God",
JS Bach
Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Rigaudon",
Andre Campra
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Trumpet Tune ",
David Johnson
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
Prelude on "Rhosymedre",
Ralph Vaughn Williams
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Ode to Joy",
Ludwig van Beethoven
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"St Anthony Chorale",
Johannes Brahms
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Air",
JS Bach
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Prelude in C major",
BWV 547
Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Christ is made the sure foundation",
Henry Purcell
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Andante" from Sonata #6,
Felix Mendelssohn
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"I vow to thee, my country", traditional;
arr. Holst
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
Improvisation on "Slane"
Processional or Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"How lovely shines the Morningstar",
Johann Pachelbel
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Air" from Water Music
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
Gift of Love,
Traditional
Instrumental Bethany Konz, Flute
Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Sheep May Safely Graze",
JS Bach
Instrumental Bethany Konz, Flute
Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
"Arioso",
JS Bach
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ

 "Toccata," Theodore Dubois

Recessional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ

"Largo", from Xerxes
GF Handel
Processional Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
 
 
Wedding Vocal Solos
"Let the Bright Seraphim,"
George Friedrich Handel

Vocal Solo

Megan McCorkle Burks, soprano
Don Burks, Trumpet
"Ave Maria",
Franz Schubert
Vocal Solo Megan McCorkle Burks, soprano

"Ave Maria",
Charles Gounod
Vocal Solo Megan McCorkle Burks, soprano
"The Lord's Prayer ",
Albert Hay Malotte
Vocal Solo Tiffany Roberts, soprano
"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling",
Charles Wesley
Vocal Solo Kacy Cook, mezzo-soprano
"Kyrie Eleison",
John Leavitt
Vocal Solo Kacy Cook, mezzo-soprano
"A Wedding Benediction",
Austin Lovelace
Vocal Solo Kacy Cook, mezzo-soprano
"Wedding Song ",
Stookey
Vocal Solo Kacy Cook, mezzo-soprano
"Jesus, Stand Beside Them",
Austin Lovelace
Vocal Solo Kacy Cook, mezzo-soprano
"O Perfect Love ",
Dorothy Gurney
Vocal Solo Kacy Cook, mezzo-soprano
"O Loving Father (Panis Angelicus)",
Cesar Franck
Vocal Solo Kacy Cook, mezzo-soprano
 

Submit your selections here.  You will receive a personal reply when your submissions have been received.  If you do not receive a personal reply within 24 hours, please try again or email Benjamin Kolodziej directly.

 

Photo Gallery

For your planning purposes, digital pictures of various parts of the chapel can be seen by clicking on the following link -
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