Church of Saint John & Saint Mary
of Chappaqua, New York


General Information


Marriage is a sacred union between two individuals.  The sacrament of marriage and the music selected in a Catholic wedding should be appropriate for the occasion and the religious nature of the celebration.  While many popular love songs have a special meaning to the couple, they are better suited for the reception.


Musicians serving at your wedding are from Saint John and Saint Mary’s Music Department. The church employs a Principal Organist /Cantor, and maintains a roster of professional singers and instrumental musicians.  Therefore, outside soloists and musicians are generally not permitted except at the discretion of the Music Director and Pastor.  The number of musical selections at your wedding will be determined by the type of ceremony you have planned.  A Nuptial Mass is a Solemn Mass including Communion rites.  The Responsorial Psalm should be sung.

  • Contact the Music Director six (6) months before your wedding to arrange for music.
  • The Music Director can also assist you in making arrangements for vocalists and instrumentalists.
  • S/He must approve all music selections and musicians for the ceremony.
  • The Music Director will arrange to meet with you personally, and/or by e-mail or phone contact. Fees, music selections, and all details regarding your wedding music will be efficiently arranged.
  • A detailed wedding music program/listing will be sent to you, which will include all liturgical music selections.

    Please click on the link below to print  the Initial Information needed to complete your 
                                           Wedding Music Listings Form:

Sample wedding music selections are listed on the next page, and a compact disc sampler is also available.  These are approved by the Parish and by the Music Commission of the Archdiocese of New York.  Additional instrumental and vocal music may also be permitted, providing that the music is sacred.


Wedding Music Selections


(Track numbers refer to compact disc music sampler available with wedding music information packet)


Track 1

Air on a G String, J.S. Bach

Track 2

Ave Maria, Franz Schubert 

Track 3

Ave Maria, Bach/Gounod

Track 4

Bridal Chorus (Wagner)

Track 5

Canon in D, Pachelbel

Track 6

The Earth is Full (Haas)

Track 7

Faith, Hope, Love (Haas)

Track 8

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S. Bach

Track 9

Largo (Vivaldi)

Track 10

The Lord is Kind (Haas)

Track 11

Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Track 12

Now Thank We All Our God, JS Bach

Track 13

Rondeau, Jean-Joseph Mouret

Track 14

Let the Bright Seraphim, George Friedrich Handel

Track 15

Sheep May Safely Graze, JS Bach

Track 16

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, G.F. Handel

Track 17

Toccata, Symphony No. 5, Widor

Track 18

Trumpet Voluntary in D major, Clarke

Track 19

Hornpipe (Handel)

Allegro vivace ,G.F. Handel

Ave Verum, Mozart

Be Thou With Them, J.S. Bach

Chaconne, L. Couperin

Come Down, O Love Divine, Down Ampney

Fanfare,  Jacques Lemmens

Festival Prelude, Charpentier

Festival Voluntary, Peeters

God is Love, Abbotts Leigh

Hear Us Now Our God and Father, Hyfrydol

In dir ist Freude, J.S. Bach

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, Hyfrydol

Marche Royale, Jean-Baptiste Lully

Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, J.S. Bach

My Heart Ever Faithful, J.S. Bach

Ode to Joy, Ludwig Van Beethoven

Organ Concerti Variations, G.F. Handel

Organ Sonatas, Mendelssohn (Various movements)

Organ Trio in E Flat, J.S. Bach

Panis Angelicus, Franck or Lambillotte

Prelude to  a Te Deum (Charpentier)

Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C, Buxtehude

Psalm 150, Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Rigaudon, André Campra

Royal Fireworks Music, GF Handel

Solemn Processional, Boellman

Spring (from Four Seasons), Vivaldi

Suite Gothique, Boellman

The Emperor’s Fanfare, A. Soler

Trumpet Tune in D major, Henry Purcell

Trumpet Tune in D major, Johnson

Tuba Tune, C.S. Lang

Voluntary on the Old 100th, Purcell

Water Music (various movements) GF Handel

We Have Been Told (Haas)

We Will Serve the Lord (Haas)

When Love is Found (Haas)

Where There is Love (Haas)







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