The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Wedding Music Form

Recorded excerpts of each of the following processionals are available to help you make your choices on the form at the bottom of this webpage.  


The Entrance Procession

For weddings in the Cathedral nave with a bride processing, you may choose one piece for the wedding party and a second piece for the bride alone. If you wish, you may select the same piece for the entire wedding processional (wedding party and the bride), which is not inappropriate for any wedding and may actually be preferable if you do not plan to have a large number of attendants. If you select this option, the organist will heighten the organ’s grandeur at the end of the piece, using yet fuller tonal resources of our magnificent Aeolian-Skinner organ for the entrance of the bride. 

For services in Mikell Chapel, where the aisle is short and the number of attendants usually fewer, choose only one piece for the entire entering procession. 

Trumpet Tune in D — Henry Purcell 

Trumpet Voluntary in D
— Jeremiah Clarke

Prelude to Te Deum — Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marche Royale
— Michel Delalande

Psalm XIX
(The heavens declare the glory of God) — Benedetto Marcello

— Andre Campra

Air, from Water Music — George Friderich Handel

Crown Imperial —
William Walton (for Cathedral nave weddings only)

Trumpet Voluntary in D
— John Stanley

The Retiring Procession

Select one. You may select from any work listed above in the "Entrance Procession" or any of the following works:

Alla Hornpipe, from Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major (HWV 349) — George Friderich Handel

Chorale Prelude on "In thee is gladness" (In dir ist Freude, BWV 615) — Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata, from Symphonie V — Charles-Marie Widor  (for Cathedral nave weddings only)

(* Denotes Required Fields)

Wedding Music Selection Form
Couple's names: *
Email address: *
Telephone number(s): *
Wedding date: *
Wedding time: *
Do you intend to celebrate Holy Communion as part of your wedding ceremony?: *
The Entrance Procession
FOR CATHEDRAL NAVE WEDDINGS: choose one selection for the wedding party:
FOR CATHEDRAL NAVE WEDDINGS: choose one selection for the bride:
FOR MIKELL CHAPEL WEDDINGS: choose one selection for the entire wedding party:
The Retiring Procession
Hymns and/or other music requests (music department approval required):