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    Question Hi, I need some music suggestions

    I'm a church organist/pianist, employed by an Episcopal church, and have been commissioned to play a wedding this fall. The conundrum I have is that the bride and groom want only modern music, no hymns at all, for the entire service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArianePosie View Post
    I'm a church organist/pianist, employed by an Episcopal church, and have been commissioned to play a wedding this fall. The conundrum I have is that the bride and groom want only modern music, no hymns at all, for the entire service.
    Hmmm, I only remember a rather recent wedding piece by composer Karl Henning, for organ, clarinet & brass and string quintet. So, you need more musicians to perform it.
    Anyway, here's the composer's weblog:

    http://henningmusick.blogspot.com/20...niversary.html

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    As a former Episcopal/concert organist myself.. I would inquire what they mean by modern?( maybe name a few pieces they are considering which would give you an idea of what they are wanting)) It may not be what we as musicians consider modern. Must note..that much of todays( for last 100 years) modern organ music is somehat difficuilt duer to chordal structure. I will check my Library for some suitable wedding music of that nature.
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    And your church allows this "secular" music to be played? Mine doesn't ... we have very strict rules for music, since the couple has, in fact, come to a church for their wedding.

    A former pastor I worked with actually banned the Wagner processional ... these days we can use it, but just for the bride's entrance only.

    Modern can mean many different things ... from happy-clappy to neo-classical.
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    May I suggest this




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    Quote Originally Posted by ArianePosie View Post
    I'm a church organist/pianist, employed by an Episcopal church, and have been commissioned to play a wedding this fall. The conundrum I have is that the bride and groom want only modern music, no hymns at all, for the entire service.

    That's easy, tell them to hire a rock band. You get to have a day off.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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