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Wedding Tips: Christian Wedding Songs

Martine DelMarr

Weddings are a joyous celebration of the love and bond between two people who have chosen to come together as one. They are usually conducted in front of a minister or priest, in order to celebrate the solemnity of the occasion and to make it more binding in the eyes of God and man. And what better way to celebrate that bond other than with music with Christian wedding songs, to be precise. Although the traditional wedding march is the common music that plays in the background, imagine walking down the aisle, looking all beautiful, while there is music playing that expresses exactly how you feel that special day. A Christian wedding song whose words evoke a special meaning between you and your future husband. Now that would indeed be something special.

Religion & Music

Most religions consider wedding ceremonies to be a form of worship service, and thus, are very strict about preserving the solemnity of the event. This is the reason why most churches do not allow the playing of popular love songs during the wedding. So, how do you choose songs that are not only religious in nature, but also focus on values and ideals related to love and marriage? Well, this happens to be where Christian wedding songs come in.

Christian wedding songs offer a balance between a love song and a religious song, which is extremely perfect for wedding ceremonies and the receptions as well. These types of songs set the tone for the whole event, ushering in an ambiance of being not too solemn and not too informal. Hence, you can have the wedding song of your dreams playing as you walk down the aisle through Christian wedding songs.

Searching for the Songs

There is quite a remarkable selection of Christian wedding songs that you and your future spouse can choose from. Choosing a song can be a challenging task, because there are a lot of very good songs out there. You would want to choose a song that carries a special meaning for you and your future partner, something that s not so common that you ve heard it a hundred times at other weddings you ve been to.

If you re not too familiar with Christian wedding songs, you can opt to visit your local music or record store and browse through the available selections there.

Or, you can also surf the Internet. You will surely find a whole lot of sources for Christian wedding songs. Some websites even post lists for the most popular Christian wedding songs being used, which you can also check out.

If you re going to hire a DJ or a vocal soloist for your wedding, you can also ask him or her with regard to the music selection they have available on Christian wedding songs. You can ask for recommendations as well, in order to limit your search. Have them play it in order for you to be able to make a decision whether you want to use it in the wedding or not.

Hiring Vocal Soloists

Hiring a vocal soloist for your wedding will indeed bring with it a more special and intimate touch. Accompanied

The vocalist can sing the Christian wedding songs you chose, be it during the lighting of the candles, before the procession, before the vows, during communion, etc. It all depends on you.

Christian Music

Music happens to be one of the most important elements in a wedding as it sets the tone and mood of the whole event. Whatever Christian wedding songs you choose to play in your wedding, it will surely be imbedded in your memory forever. So choose something that corresponds with what you feel in your heart and has special meaning to you and your future spouse, because hearing it again would surely bring back memories of your very special day.

Steinway donates unique piano to music museum - Items of Interest - Steinway and Sons - Brief Article

American Music Teacher , Oct-Nov, 2002

A one-of-a-kind Steinway Model B grand piano--commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)--has been presented to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California.

According to Frank Mazurco, executive vice president of Steinway & Sons, the NAMM Centennial Steinway grand has been signed by twenty-eight renowned Steinway artists in addition to carrying the signature of the museum`s founding president, Henry Z. Steinway, the great grandson of Steinway & Sons`s founder.

"This museum plays an extremely important role in educating the world about the importance of music making and what music has meant to this country," Mazurco said. "We are honored to present this grand piano to the museum."

Among the Steinway artists to sign the NAMM Centennial Steinway`s cast-iron plate are Tom Grant, John Nauman, Robert DeGaetano, John Lewis, Joyce Di Camillo, Mike Long, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Larry Dalton.

The Museum of Making Music, located at the NAMM headquarters, was founded in 2000 as a nonprofit institution, providing an interactive, century-long overview of American music making through the display of more than 450 vintage instruments, hundreds of audio and video clips and an interactive stage.

COPYRIGHT 2002 Music Teachers National Association, Inc.

COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group

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