“Choosing music for a wedding liturgy can be a daunting task, especially since most couples have never thought about choosing music for worship before their own wedding.” Tony Alonso and Marty Haugen
Tony Alonso and Marty Haugen combine expressive texts and beautiful tunes to create this collection of engaging wedding music in a variety of styles sure to appeal to couples with a broad range of tastes. Songs for the entire wedding liturgy are included and the use of familiar and beloved hymn tunes will encourage the participation of the assembly. The title track "Arise, My Love" is a touching piece based on Song of Songs. As with other selections, this piece features a lush arrangement for string quartet.
In addition to an exceptional selection of psalms, hymns, and songs, two innovative pieces are presented. "Love Has Brought Us Here Together" and "Gathered in the Love of Christ" are crafted to function as instrumental processionals that flow gracefully into songs of gathering.
Arise, My Love is a valuable resource of liturgical wedding music for engaged couples, liturgy planners, pastoral musicians, and wedding coordinators that will make planning that special day an uplifting and inspiring experience.