This page is intended to assist you in a smooth planning, preparation, and execution of your wedding liturgy. We’re here to help you along the way, and we pray that God will bless you abundantly as you prepare for this great sacrament.

Our Director of Music, Dr. Kris Rizzotto is the preferred organ and piano accompanist for weddings at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church. They will meet personally with each couple to discuss the musical and stylistic details of the wedding service, as well as provide musical recommendations. Please complete the form below to consult Dr. Rizzotto with any questions you may have regarding repertoire.

Couples contact the Director of Music within 4-6 weeks of the wedding date to:

  • Preview of the order of service
  • Discuss your preferred music
  • Sample live performance of the chosen music, depending on sanctuary availability

What follows is a list of music suitable for the wedding ceremony. Please note that these are merely suggestions. It is possible that a visiting organist would not be able to honor each selection listed below. Furthermore, this is by no means an exhaustive list. If other options are desired, they can be explored, provided they are appropriate to the occasion.

Processional: the Wedding Party

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, BWV 147 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria from Concerto Grosso Nº 12 – George Friedric Händel
Nimrod from Enigma Variations – Edward Elgar
Largo from Xerxes – George Friedric Händel
Arioso: I Stand at the Threshold, BWV 156 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
Prière à Notre Dame, from Suite Gothique – Léon Boëllmann
Flute of Grace – Mons Leidvin Takle
The Peace, from Fireworks Suite – George Friedric Händel
Air from Water Music – George Friedric Händel
Air from Orchestral Suite Nº3, BWV 1068 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Wachet Auf, Ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 – Johann Sebastian Bach 

Processional: the Bride

Coronation March – Kris Rizzotto
Prince of Denmark’s March – Jeremiah Clarke
Prelude from Te Deum – Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Trumpet Voluntary – Henry Purcell
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Felix Mendelssohn
Rigaudon – André Campra
Trumpet Tune for a Festive Day – David Lasky
Festive Processional – David Lasky
Festive Trumpet Tune – David German

Recessional

Kāzu Maršs (Wedding March) – Aivars Kalējs
Toccata Brevis – Daniel Gawthrop
Hornpipe from Water Music – George Friedric Händel
The Rejoicing from Fireworks Suite – George Friedric Händel
Power of Life – Mons Leidvin Takle
Invocazione Brillante – Carson Cooman
Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares – Jean-Joseph Mouret
Toccata from Symphony for Organ Nº 5, Op. 42, Nº 1 – Charles-Marie Widor

Piano options

Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune
Claude Debussy – Arabesque Nº 1
Erik Satie – Gymnopédie Nº 1
Franz Liszt – Consolation Nº 3
J. S. Bach – Prelude in C, BWV 846
Edward MacDowell – To a Wild Rose
Edvard Grieg – Morning Mood, from Peer Gynt Suite
Kris Rizzotto – Noturno e Sereno
Kris Rizzotto – The Gardener of a Single Flower

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