On Friday 29 April 2011, Prince William married Catherine Middleton in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
Catherine came down the very long aisle at Westminster Abbey to Hubert Parry's I was Glad, composed for the coronation of King Edward VII. It was also sung at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. At over 5 minutes long, this choice will not be suitable for most brides - your processional will normally need to be around 2 minutes at the most.
There were three very popular hymns at the wedding - Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer; Love Divine All Loves Excelling; and finally, Jerusalem.
While the couple signed the register, the choirs sang another piece by Parry, Blest Pair of Sirens. This beautiful piece will be too long for the average wedding, but would fit nicely before the start of the ceremony while guests are waiting for you to arrive.
Finally, the newly-married couple left the Abbey to William Walton's coronation march, Crown Imperial. He wrote this for the coronation of Edward VIII, but following his abdication, its first performance was at the coronation of King George VI. It was also performed at the coronation of our present Queen Elizabeth II.
If you would like to have any of the Royal Wedding music at your own ceremony, please contact us for more information.