Our Lady of the Assumption String Trio & Trumpet Wedding

We always enjoy playing at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Osterville.

There’s plenty of room for us to spread out near the front but still be out of the way. Allison Liset (capeweddingplanner.com) coordinated everything from the rehearsal dinner to the Sunday brunch. I never worry about cues or the order of entrances when she’s in charge.

Shannon and Curtis opted to forgo the organ and have us play for the entire (full) mass, so they needed to select a lot of music. We know all of the liturgical music as well as where each piece should be played so it wasn’t a problem. Some churches require you to use their organist during the mass but, if your group is capable, “Our Lady” allows you to have beautiful string music for the entire wedding ceremony.

During the prelude, we played selections from the Heroic Music by Telemann. Several years ago, I wrote string arrangements to accompany the trumpet solos. They sound very regal. There were three processionals: Schubert’s “Ave Maria”, Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and Clarke’s “Trumpet Voluntary”. The trumpet joined us on the last two.

“Let There Be Peace on Earth” was played during the sign of peace and “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” during communion. The recessionals were “La Rejouissance” and “Alla Hornpipe” by Handel.

I’m happy to say that we’ve booked two more weddings there for 2011.

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