Odd. My mother had it at her wedding in the 50s. But every pastor had his own list of allowable songs.
I think there might be more than one song called, “Ave Maria.”
This is a great choice!
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Although assuming the lyrics are the actual words to Ave Maria, I wonder what the problem would be.
My mother did say that the wedding march from Lohengrin was verboten.
There are two popular ones.
The Bach/Gounod and the Schubert. We’re going with the Schubert which is a tad less operatic.
I had the wedding march from the Sound of Music! (without the singing). Still gives me goosies whenever I hear it!
For a processional, I like Purcell’s trumpet tune or Gigout’s Grand Choeur Dialogue. For a recessional, Mendelssohn’s Wedding March is a classic.
I might be in the minority, but I’ve never been a huge fan of Canon in D. I think it’s a bit overused.
Lots of Catholic parishes forbid that wedding march.
Which one? Canon in D?
Really? How come?
EDIT: Never mind. I read the article in the previous post.