Music for weddings

Live music will be an important part of your wedding service, so it is worth planning well in advance. Your wedding fee includes the services of an organist provided by the University. 

Organ music suggestions

A selection of popular organ music and recommended use. The organist will also play a selection of cheerful music as the guests arrive for your wedding.

Entrance of the bride

The Prince of Denmark’s March – Jeremiah Clarke (c.1674 – 1707)

Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell (1659–95)

Trumpet Voluntary – John Stanley (1712–86)

Bridal March from Lohengrin – Richard Wagner (1813–83)

Signing of the schedule

Air from Orchestral Suite no. 3 – J.S. Bach (1685–1750)

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

Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel (c.1674 – 1707)

The Swan – Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)


Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – George Frederic Handel (1685–1759)

Hornpipe from Water Music – George Frederic Handel

Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809–47)

Toccata from Symphony no. 5 – Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)