Wedding Music

Wedding Canticle

The flute and guitar help give this wedding anthem a gentle relaxing mood.

Full Title Wedding Canticle by John Rutter (b.1945)

Notes Originally for choir, accompanied by flute and guitar. SATB, some small divisi. Could be performed with choir and piano, or with piano and flute.

This is a beautiful setting of Psalm 128. Tranquil vocal lines, accompanied by lilting, atmospheric flute, capture perfectly the optimistic nature of the text.

Duration nearly six minutes

Performers required

  • Mixed Voice Choir accompanied by piano or organ with or without flute
  • Mixed Voice Choir with flute and guitar

Source of printed music OUP

Blessed are all they that fear the Lord and walk in his ways.
For thou shalt eat the labours of thine hands:
O well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.

Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine upon the walls of thine house.
Thy children like the olive branches round about thy table.

Lo, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
The Lord from out of Sion shall so bless thee:
that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long.
Yea, that thou shalt see thy children’s children: and peace upon Israel.

(Psalm 128)

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