Volunteer Wedding Choir

Prelude   Alleluia   R. Thompson
    Locus Iste   A. Bruckner
Seating of Mothers   Beati Quorum Via   C. V. Stanford
Bridal Processional   Khvalitye imya Gospodnye   S. Rachmaninoff
Unity Candle   Ubi Caritas   M. Duruflé

Come sing with us!

On the afternoon of October 26, 2003, my good friend David Greene will marry his fiancée, Jamie Martin, in Frederick, Maryland. The happy couple would like to use this wonderful music in their wedding service.

A choir of volunteer singers is gathering. My hope is to reach at least 24 voices. Can we count on you? Do you know this music? Do you love singing it? Do you know someone who might be interested in this?

If you live in the Maryland area, or are willing to travel to Maryland for the weekend, please send me an e-mail. If you know singers who love this kind of music, please encourage them to get in touch with me. jdashton@ashtonfam.org.

Our choir is beginning to form! Here is the roster.

We are also singing for the church service the day before the wedding. See this page for more information and possible additional music.

The Music

Because we will have almost no rehearsal time, please study with these recordings. If you like them, buy the CDs. Highly recommended.

If you purchase any of the CDs through these links, offered in association with Amazon.com, a small cut of the price will eventually come my way, helping to offset the purchase and distribution of sheet music for this weekend of events.

Beati Quorum Via - C. V. Stanford
performed by The Cambridge Singers,
from their CD Faire is the Heaven: Music of the English Church
    English translation
Beati quorum via integra est:
Qui ambulant in lege Domini.
  Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
who walk in the law of the Lord.
-- Psalm CXIX, 1.

Khvalitye imya Gospodnye - S. Rachmaninoff
performed by the Dale Warland Singers,
from their CD December Stillness
    English translation:

Khvalitye imya Gospodnye.
Khvalitye, rabi Ghospoda.
    Alliluïa, alliluïa.
Blagoslovyen Gohspod ot Siona,
  zhïvïy vo Iyerusalimye.
Ispovyedaytyesia Gohspodyevi, yako blag.
    Alliluïa, alliluïa.
Yako v vyek milost Yego.
Ispovyedaytyesia Bogu nyebyesnomu.
    Alliluïa, alliluïa.
Yako v vyek milost Yego.


Praise the name of the Lord.
Praise the Lord, O you His servants.
    Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed be the Lord from Zion,
  He who dwells in Jerusalem.
O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good.
    Alleluia, alleluia.
For His mercy endures forever.
O give thanks unto the God of Heaven.
    Alleluia, alleluia.
For His mercy endures forever.

Ubi Caritas - M. Duruflé
performed by Voices of Ascension,
from their CD Mysteries Beyond: Songs and Chants in Praise of Mary
    English translation:
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exultemus et in ipso jucundemur.
Timeamus et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
  Where charity and love are, there God is.
The love of Christ has united us in one.
We exult and rejoice in it.
We fear and love the living God.
And we prize him, out of a pure heart.

Locus Iste - A. Bruckner
performed by the choir of St. Bride's Church,
from their CD Bruckner: Motets

    English translation:

Locus iste a Deo factus est
inaestimabile sacramentum,
irreprehensibilis est.


This place was made by God
an inestimable sacrament;
there is no fault in it.

Alleluia - R. Thompson
performed by the ASO Chorus,
from their CD Gloria