Organ music for weddings

From the entrance of the bride to the recessional, the organ plays a special part in chapel weddings - helping create memories which last a lifetime.

Music in St Salvator’s Chapel is provided by the impressive pipe organ situated in the organ loft at the west end of the Chapel. It is known as one of Scotland’s finest pipe organs, and the design reflects the University’s tradition of red academic undergraduate gowns and the grey stones of many of the University’s buildings.

There are three points during the wedding ceremony where organ music is traditionally used. These are at the entrance of the bride, during the signing of the register, and the recessional. Please find examples of organ music for each of these points of your ceremony below. 

Entrance of the bride

Signing of the register


Many pieces work equally well for the entrance of the bride and for the recessional.

If your wedding ceremony is to take place in the University chapel, please choose one piece for each point in the service and email your choices to Andrew Macintosh, University organist, at

For more information on the music for weddings, please see the University wedding guidelines