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TTBB: Wedding music



Here are the results from my original posting regarding TTBB arrangements
suitable for a wedding. The #1 response was for Rene Clausen's "Set Me
As A Seal," which we are planning to do. Thanks to all who responded.

Peter Berg
thebergfamily(a)juno.com ~ peter.berg(a)ey.com


"Set Me As A Seal" - Rene Clausen (from "A New Creation")
"O My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose" - Robert Scholz
"Der Herr segne euch," - Bach (from the Wedding Cantata - BWV 196) - TB
duet
also in octavo (arr. Peters)
"She is My Slender, Small Love" - Thiman (Oxford)
"Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day" - Paul Brandvik
"Ubi Caritas" - Wilberg
"May God Smile on You" - Bach (arr. Peters - TB)
"You Are The New Day" - David Knight
"The Parting Blessing" - J. Jerome Williams
"Sanctus" - arr. Grotenhuis
"Tenderly, My Love" - Stephen Hodge (Mark Foster)
"Four arms, two necks, one wreathing. - Weelkes (from the Fellowes
English
Madrigal[ists] set)
"Danket, Danket Dem Herrn" - Mozart
"Album for Male Voices" (unsure of exact title of song) - Grieg
"Ave Maria" - Biebl
"Deus Abraham" - Joseph Jongen (for medium voice, solo violin or cello
and organ - to be publish by Oxford University Press)
"Stars of the summer night" - Woodbury/Large (Barbershop-type harmonies
- Shawnee Press)
"Nachtelle" - Schubert
"The Pasture" - Randall Thompson (Frostiana)



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Here is the compilation for those interested.

Thank you to all for your responses. I had already looked in Musica and the
Choralnet site, nothing new there. While I didn't find anything that I could
use I really appreciated all the comments that I did recieve (I learned some
new rep. anyway).
Here are the responses:

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You should looking for this search in MUSICA database: you could find
several great possibilities.
http://www.MusicaNet.org
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Hi:
I was asked to do the same last year by a couple who were "traditional"
Catholics (i.e. Latin mass, only Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony,
only
male singers). They had even decided what music they wanted: Mass proper in
Gregorian chant, Victoria's mass "O quam gloriosum" and Byrd's "Ave verum".
Since the Victoria and Byrd are written for SATB choir, and there was no
likelihood of finding any boys to sing the soprano line, I formed an ATBarB
choir, and we sang the Victoria and Byrd a fourth lower than written. It made
for a rather dark sound, but the bridal couple were quite happy with the
outcome.
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Franz Biebl - Ave Maria for TTBB + trio (TTB)

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We used the following for our children's weddings:

l. Ave Maria - Biebl
2. Sanctus - arr. D. Grothenhuis
3. Ubi Caritas - Rene Clausen
4. May God Smile On You (Der Herr Segne Euch) J. S. Bach (Wedding Cant.)
5. A Parting Blessing - J. Jerome Williams
6. Set Me As A Seal - Rene Clausen

"The crowd went wild!" :-)

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I stumbled on a site of sharemusic. They have a piece called "Daddy's Little
Girl" written specifically for a wedding. It is for TTBB but only has 3 parts
(in case the father of the bride happens to be a member and needs 'relief'.
The address is:
http://www.choraegus.com

Hope this helps!
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"Set Me As A Seal" by Robert Scholz
MorningStar (I believe).

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Not sure if this meets whatever Catholic requirements, but you want to look
at "Der Herr segne euch" (May God bless you), TB duet from BWV 196 (Wedding
cantata). It's very sweet. And it really implies, "May God bless your
marriage with lots of children" -- a Catholic sentiment, I guess! It's
published as an octavo by Peters. Can be accompanied reasonably by piano
or organ, though the full accompaniment is strings and continuo.
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A beautiful song by Eric Thiman: She is my slender small love. Hal Leonard
50307640.
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Thanks again everyone.

Brian Dehn
bcedehn(a)aol.com
Orange, CA