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• Weddings not using the organ or piano must have their music approved by staff 90 days before the service.


• String & wind instruments are welcome, but recorded music & electronic keyboards are prohibited.


Only music that is of a sacred, religious, or classical nature may be played in the chapel. The mention of God or Jesus does not necessarily make a song religious.


For weddings using the organ or piano, only TCU Chapel musicians may be used- no exceptions. The fee for a TCU musician is $300 & must be paid no later than 90 days prior to the wedding date.


• Services of an organist/pianist include: a music consultation, overall coordination of music, presence during the rehearsal & ceremony, opening pieces on the tower bells, a 30 minute pre-ceremony concert, processional music, accompaniment as needed, recessional music, the playing of the tower bells as guests are leaving, both organ & piano music, if desired.

 

• Once the musician fee has been paid, you will be notified of who your musician is & given their contact information. You may then get in touch with your musician & set up a music consultation. At least 1 month before your wedding, the TCU chapel musician must have all of the information for your wedding- sheet music in a format that can be read for organ/piano & the requested key, names & contact information for vocalists or additional musicians.

 

Below are common music selections for weddings in Robert Carr Chapel. By clicking on the links, you can hear our chapel wedding musicians playing the sweet-toned Reuter pipe organ in the chapel.

 

For Seating of Families (soft wedding processions):

 


Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

J.S. Bach

Arioso

J.S. Bach

Canon in D

Johann Pachelbel

Air (from Water Music Suite)

G.F. Handel

Ave Maria

Franz Schubert

The Peace (from Royal Fireworks Music)

G.F. Handel

Suite in D: Aria (Air for the G String)

J.S. Bach

Aria (from Twelfth Concerto Grosso)

G.F. Handel

Largo

G.F. Handel

Spring (from The Four Seasons)

Antonio Vivaldi

St. Anthony Chorale

Johannes Brahms

 

For Wedding Processionals which are louder, more dramatic, or for entrance of Bride:


Trumpet Tune

Henry Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary in D

Jeremiah Clarke

Bridal Chorus (from Lohengrin)*

Richard Wagner

*reserved for the procession of the bride

 

Rigaudon

Andre Campra

Psalm 19 (The Heavens Declare)

Benedetto Marcello

Ode to Joy (Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee)

Ludwig van Beethoven

 

For Wedding Recessionals:


Trumpet Voluntary in D

John Stanley

Festive Trumpet Tune

Davie German

Fanfare

Jacques Lemmens

The Rejoicing (from Water Music Suite)

G.F. Handel

Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Felix Mendelssohn

Toccata (from Symphony V)

Charles M. Widor

Now Thank We All Our God

Sigfried Karg-Elert

Allegro Maestoso (from Water Music Suite)

G.F. Handel

Rondeau

Joseph J. Mouret

Rondo in G

John Bull

 

 

 

 

 

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