After a few years of sitting figuratively “in the closet collecting dust,” I finally had an opportunity to brush up and record this composition for organ and brass quintet which I composed in 2014 for the wedding of my brother-in-law. This was written as the entrance procession for the attendants and bride to enter. There is a second movement for the recessional that I hope to get recorded as well.
Psalm 103 – the Lord Is Kind and Merciful
Recorded live 2 April 2016 (iPhone)
Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Psalm 103 with the response “The Lord is kind and merciful,” appears several times in the lectionary cycle. This was recorded at a wedding, so the small congregation is hard to hear. Only two verses are included in this video because the lack of memory on my iPhone prevented me from capturing the entire psalm setting.
The music for this piece is found in Audubon Park Psalter – Weddings and Funerals.
Rondo à la Marche
Written to serve as a wedding processional and premiered on a small two-manual organ, the video below shows how the piece can also make use the solo tuba of a larger instrument.
The score may be purchased as a download for $8.
Chorale and Festive Flourish
These two movements for organ and brass quintet were written for the wedding of my wife’s brother. The Chorale was written for the entrance procession, beginning quietly with a dramatic build for the entrance of the bride. The Festive Flourish was written for the recessional and is a joyous march with toccata figuration for the organ at the end.
The trailer from the wedding includes an excerpt from the Chorale.
Wedding Music Premieres
For the wedding of my brother-in-law (my wife’s brother), I will be composing the entrance and exit music for organ and brass quintet. I also will be writing a new setting of Psalm 145 for the celebration. Links to pages about the individual pieces will be provided once the compositions are complete.
Additional Wedding Music Selections
This is a second video with excerpts from wedding music selections. It offers some alternative traditional selections. I made these two videos for couples who are preparing to get married at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, especially those who reside out of town. The first video presents the most popular traditional music options.
Wedding Music Videos
This is the first of two short videos on YouTube with excerpts from some of the most popular wedding music selections. I made these two videos for couples who are preparing to get married at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, especially those who reside out of town. The first presents the most popular traditional music options. The second video will offer some alternative traditional selections.