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Wedding Music in Other Cultures

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. (Marcus Garvey, political activist)

If your families are multi-cultural or you want to honor your cultural heritage, consider one of these, or suggest a family favorite!

El Amor Nunca Pasará

posted Jan 5, 2016, 7:31 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 10:22 AM ]

Title: 
El Amor Nunca Pasará
Composer: TRADITIONAL

Notes: May be used anytime, especially at Communion.
Bolero Romántico style, with text are based on 1 Corinthians, 13.

"Love never fails.
There is nothing more perfect than love.
Love never fails, for God is love."

Amar

posted Jan 5, 2016, 7:16 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 10:21 AM ]

Title: 
Amar
Composer: TRADITIONAL

Notes: May be used anytime

"How nice it is to live to love!
How great it is to have to give!
Giving happiness, giving of yourself, that is love."

An Old Irish Blessing

posted Sep 2, 2015, 10:12 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 10:13 AM ]

Title: An Old Irish Blessing
Composer: K. Keil

Notes: May be used anytime after the vows, not as a prelude

"May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, may you be held in the hollow of God's hand."

The Irish Wedding Song

posted Sep 2, 2015, 8:49 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 8:50 AM ]

Title: 
The Irish Wedding Song
Composer: I. Betteridge

Notes: Can be used anytime after the vows, not as a prelude.

"Here they stand, hand in hand
they've exchanged wedding bands
today is the day of their dreams and their plans
and all we who love them just wanted to say
May God bless this couple who married today..."

Wedding Tarantella

posted Sep 2, 2015, 8:28 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 10:57 AM ]

Title: Wedding Tarantella
Composer: 
TRADITIONAL

Notes: Also known as Tarantella Napoletana, Italians traditionally dance it at the reception, but could also be used 
as a recessional, played on organ, of course.

Serdeczna Matko

posted Sep 2, 2015, 8:04 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 8:55 AM ]

Title: 
Serdeczna Matko
Composer: TRADITIONAL

Notes: Only for use during the Presentation of Flowers to Mary, at the Preparation of the Gifts if you're having a Mass, or as a Prelude. One of Poland's most popular songs to honor Mary, our heavenly mother.

"Stainless the Maiden whom he chose for mother;
Nine month she waited, bearing Christ, our brother;
Think of her gladness when at last she saw him..."

Polish Wedding March

posted Sep 1, 2015, 8:37 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 8:52 AM ]

Title: Polish Wedding March
Composer: 
TRADITIONAL

Notes: For use as a recessional, or the entrance into the reception. One of two marches commonly referred to as the Polish Wedding March or the Grand March, the other being 
Tesknota Za Ojczyzna. This one closely resembles March of the Sokols

Tesknota Za Ojczyzna

posted Sep 1, 2015, 8:31 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 8:56 AM ]

Title: 
Tesknota Za Ojczyzna
Composer: 
TRADITIONAL

Notes: For use as a recessional, or the entrance into the reception. One of two marches commonly referred to as the Polish Wedding March or the Grand March.
It's also known as Marsz Powiltany.

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