Royal Wedding Music

Royal weddings and therewith the royal wedding music used in the ceremonies fascinate millions of people as they watch the beautiful bride walk down the aisle to wed her prince.

Would you like to infuse your wedding ceremony with some royal flair? Then take inspiration from the beautiful royal wedding music used in 2011's two royal weddings:

Royal Wedding Music for Kate and Prince William:

Kate and William Royal Wedding Music

Who could not just love this wedding between Prince William and his long time sweetheart Kate Middleton. A wedding that was filled with lots of tradition, but that was also filled with love and joy.

The music used for their wedding ceremony was also a mix of traditional and more contemporary choices.

Have a look below for the official Royal wedding music of Kate and Prince William:

Ceremony Prelude:

Fantasia in G by Johann Sebastian Bach

Veni Creator Spiritus to be performed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Prelude on St. Columba Op. 28 by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

Sonata for Organ Op. 28 by Edward Elgar.

Serenade for String Orchestra in E minor by Edward Elgar

Courtly Dance V: Galliard from Gloriana by Benjamin Britten

Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'

Farewell To Stromness by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

On hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring by Frederick Delius

Henry V: Touch Her Soft Lips and Part from Henry V Suite by William Walton

Romance for String Orchestra, Op. 11 Op. 11 by Gerald Finzi

Canzona from Organ Sonata in C minor by Percy Whitlock

Processional Music:

Procession of The Queen - March from The Birds by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

Procession of the Clergy - Prelude on Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Procession of the Bride - I Was Glad by Hubert Parry


Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemerk by John Hughes

Love Divine All Love Excelling words by William Penfro Rowlands

Jerusalem by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

The Anthem & Motet:

The Anthem - This is the day which the Lord hath made

The Motet - Ubi Caritas by Paul Mealor

Signing Of The Registers & The Recessional:

The Signing of the Registers:
Blest Pair of Sirens - by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

The Recessional:
Crown Imperial by William Walton

The Postlude:

Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5 by Edward Elgar

Have a look just how radiant Kate looked as she walked down the aisle to marry her prince:

Charlene & Prince Albert Royal Wedding Music:

Charlene and Prince Albert Royal Music

Just two months after the world watched Prince William marry his Kate we are treated with yet another Royal wedding - that of Prince Albert of Monaco to South Africa's Charlene Wittstock.

This wedding was very different from the British Royal wedding from the dress to the wedding music choices, but also filled with lovely music and much celebration.

Music throughout the religious ceremony was performed by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Monte-Carlo Opera Choir, Monaco Cathedral Choir and The Petits Chanteurs de Monaco. Music by classical composers and a classical composition by former Beatle Paul McCartney was also featured in the music lineup.

Ceremony Prelude:

Two Sinfonias from Cantata No. 35 – Johann Sebastian Bach

Orchestra: Royal Fireworks Music – George Frideric Handel


“Celebration” from “Standing Stone” – Paul McCartney

During The Ceremony:

Gloria: Gloria from “Coronation” Mass KV. 317 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Responsorial Psalm 102: “Bénis le Seigneur, l’Eternel” – Chanoine Henri Carol

Alleluia: Alleluia from "The Jubilee” – Jean-Paul Lecot

Thanksgiving Song after the wedding vow: “Click Song” (South African song), Soloist: Pumeza Matshikiza

Offertory: “Laudate Dominum” KV 339 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Soloist: Renée Fleming

Sanctus: Sanctus from “Coronation” Mass KV.317 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei from “Coronation” Mass KV.317 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

During Communion: Poco Adagio from Symphony No. 3 – Camille Saint-Saens

After Communion: “A l’image de ton amour” - Jean-Paul Lecot

Prayer to the Virgin Mary: “Ave Maria” – Franz Schubert, Soloist: Andrea Bocelli

Signing The Register:

Rejoice Greatly from "The Messiah" – George Frideric Handel, Soloist: Juan Diego Florez


Symphony No 3 in C minor, Opus 78, by Camille Saint-Saens

Have a look at how beautiful Charlene was when she walked down the aisle at the religious wedding ceremony:

The Song That Brought The Princess To Tears:

After the religious ceremony, the new princess left her bouquet at the Sainte Dévote Church. Saint Dévote is the patron saint of Monaco and it is tradition that after the ceremony, the bride of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco lays her bridal bouquet at the chapel's altar.

Inside of this chapel, a mother and daughter duo (comprised of soprano Marie-Clothilde Wurz De Baets and her 11-year-old daughter Juliette) sang the song Couronnée d'étoiles - Nous te saluons in honor of the Virgin Mary. Tears streamed down the princess's face as the mother and daughter sang this beautiful song.

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