Wedding Music

This page is designed to aid wedding couples in selecting music for their marriage service.  Please follow the checklist below to ensure that all arrangements have been made for your wedding music.  Once you have listened to the recordings below, if you have additional questions, please contact Mel Machemer.  All the recordings have been made on the organ at Saint John and are representative of how your music will sound at your service.  Enjoy!

A Wedding Music Checklist - Couples must complete ALL of the following
  • Contact Mel Machemer (586.293.0333, to schedule the organist for your wedding and discuss any special or unusual considerations for your wedding music (ie: soloists, instrumentalists, etc.).  Mr. Machemer must be contacted even if you would like someone else to play the organ for the wedding.
  • Listen to the Wedding Music tracks on this page to choose your Processional and Recessional music.
  • Indicate your choices on the Music Selection Sheet and return it to the Church Office.
  • All pieces in green or red are appropriate for PROCESSIONALS, either alone or in pairs.  These pieces may be paired in the following way:
    • Pieces in green--first piece, pieces in red--second piece
    • Any green piece can be paired with any red piece
  • All pieces in black or red are appropriate for RECESSIONALS

Wedding Music selection guidelines from our Music Director, Mel Machemer

1.     "Air" - G. P. Telemann
2.     "Aria in F Major" - G. F. Händel
3.     "Air" from Water Music - G. F. Händel
4.     "Canon in D Major" - J. Pachelbel
5.     "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" - J. S. Bach
6.     "Trumpet Duet" - J. Roman
7.     "Trumpet Allemande" - A. Holborne
8.     "Trumpet Tune in C Major" - H. Purcell
9.     "Trumpet Tune in D Major" - H. Purcell
10.  "Trumpet Voluntary in D Major" - J. Clarke
11.  "Trumpet Courente" - A. Corelli
12.  "Trumpet Tune 'Cebell'" - H. Purcell
13.  "Trumpet Tune in C Major" - D. Johnson
14.  "Overture" from The Royal Fireworks - G. F. Händel
15.  "Rigaudon" - A. Campra
16.  "Festive Intrada" - W. Pelz
17.  "Fanfare Procession" - J. Blersch
18.  "Ceremonial Procession" - R. Haan
19.  "Trumpet Tune and March" - J. Clarke
20.  "The Rejoicing" from The Royal Fireworks - Händel
21.  "Psalm XIX" - B. Marcello
22.  "Toccata in Seven" - J. Rutter
23.  "Allegro Maestoso" from Water Music - G. F. Händel
24.  "God of Grace and God of Glory" - P. Manz
25.  "Now Thank We All Our God" - P. Manz
26.  "Concerto in G Major" Movement I - J. S. Bach
27.  "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven" - D. Cherwien
28.  "Engelberg" - R. Hobby