Director of Music & Organist

Mr. John Buckel

Music Office: (516) 798-4992 x240


'Click' on the title of each selection to hear the recording!

Processional Music

Bridal Chorus – Wagner

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke (Prince of Denmark)

Trumpet Tune – Purcell


Responsorial Psalm (correlate with the selections from the book “Together for Life”)

C-1 The Earth is Full of the Goodness of God

C-2 Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord

C-3 The Lord is Kind and Merciful

C-4 Blessed the Man who Greatly Delights in the Lord’s Commands

C-5 Blessed are Those who Love You

C-6 The Lord is Compassionate toward all his Works

C-7 Praise the Lord my Soul


Lighting of the Unity Candle

A Gaelic BlessingRutter

Ave MariaSchubert

One Hand, One HeartBernstein


Presentation of Gifts(Nuptial Mass only)


A Gaelic BlessingRutter

Ave MariaBach/Gounod

Ave MariaSchubert

One Hand, One HeartBernstein

The PrayerFoster



I Have Loved You

Prayer of St. Francis

When Love is Found


Communion (Nuptial Mass only)



Panis Angelicus – Franck



Gift of Finest Wheat

One Bread, One Body

Take and Eat


Flowers to the Blessed Mother

Ave Maria Schubert

Immaculate MaryLourdes Hymn


Recessional Music

Hornpipe from Water Music – Handel

Ode to JoyBeethoven


Wedding MarchMendelssohn



Please contact the Director of Music with any questions regarding the music for your wedding. Additional professional instrumentalists and or ensembles can be easily arranged by the Music Director. Some of the most popular musical enhancements include one or more of the following….

Trumpet $200

Violin $200

Flute $200

String Quartet (varies by company)

Schola Choir (professional SATB quartet) $375


The Music Director/Organist and Cantor are paid through the Church Music Fee.

Any additional instrumentalist(s) and singer(s) will be paid directly from the couple, after consultation with the music director. All additional musicians should be booked at least two or three weeks in advance. Please call to discuss any of these options!

Adding one or more instrumentalist(s) in combination

with the glorious sound of the church’s Moller Pipe Organ

makes a profound difference in the grandeur

and beauty of a wedding here at St. Rose.