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Wedding Music

 

These are some suggestions for music for various segments of a wedding:

 Prelude music:  As guests are being seated

     Light & Happy Selections from the Baroque, Classical & Romatic periods such as:

bullet La Rejouissance                                              Handel
bullet Corrente in F Major                                          Corelli
bullet Passacaile                                                      Handel
bullet Corrente in C Major                                          Corelli
bullet Gigue                                                            Handel
bullet Suite for String Orchestra                                  Bach
(includes Air on A G String)

Family Seating and/or Bridesmaids’ Processional

bullet Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring                                Bach
bullet Salut d’Amour                                                 Elgar
bullet Canon in D                                                     Pachelbel
Pachelbel’s Canon is long enough to include the Bridesmaids' procession as well as the family seating if desired, but it can be shortened easily as well.)

 Bride's Processional

bullet Trumpet Voluntary                                           Purcell
bullet "Here Comes the Bride"                                    R. Wagner
(Bridal CHorus from Lohengrin)
bullet March from Suite for String Orchestra                  Bach
bullet March from Marriage of Figaro                           Mozart
bullet Theme from First Symphony                             Brahms
bullet Theme from Serenade for Strings                       Tchaikovsky

 Recessional

bullet Trumpet Tune                                                Purcell 
bullet "There Goes the Bride"                                     Mendelssohn
(Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dresm)
bullet 1st movement from Quartet No. 1                      Boccherini
bullet 1st movement from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik          Mozart
bullet March from Suite for String Orchestra                  Bach
bullet Bourree from Suite for String Orchestra                Bach
bullet Brandenburg Concerto #3                                 Bach
bullet Tiger Rag (?) Just Kidding, but we do know it


The following are a few selections from our reception repertoire:

Light Classical and Baroque

bullet Suite for String Orchestra                                  Bach
bullet March
bullet Sarabande
bullet Gavotte & Musette
bullet Air  (on the G String)
bullet Bouree
bullet Andante                                                        Schwindel
bullet Minuette Opus X No. 5                                     Abel
bullet Andante Opus X No. 6                                      Abel
bullet Romanza                                                       Wikmansen
bullet Minette du Quintette                                        Boccherini
bullet Canon in D                                                     Pachelbel
bullet Meditation                                                      Bach-Gounod
bullet Eine Kleine Nachtmusik                                      Mozart
bullet Quartet No. 1                                                 Boccherini
bullet Quartet No. 2                                                 Boccherini
bullet Quartet No. 9                                                 Boccherini
bullet Opus 10, No. 3                                               Chopin
bullet Concerto Grosso in D Minor                                Vivaldi
bullet Spring (from Four Seasons)                               Vivaldi
bullet Five Old French Dances                                    Gervais
bullet Sonata No. 1                                                  Handel
bullet Quartet No. 13,  K 157                                     Mozart
bullet Three Divertimenti                                           Mozart
bullet Quartet Opus 3, No. 5     Serenade                    Haydn
bullet Miniature String Quartet in A Minor                       David Stone

Lighter Popular Classics, or Classic Pops:

bullet Come Back to Sorrento
bullet Londonderry Air
bullet Country Gardens                                         
bullet Estrellita
bullet El Relicario
bullet Sæterjentens Söndag
bullet La Cumparsita
bullet Dark Eyes
bullet Loch Lomond
bullet La Cinquantaine
bullet Poeme
bullet Rubenstein's Romance
bullet Slavonic Dance
bullet Minuet (Bach)
bulletI'm Falling in Love with Someone
bullet It's Gonna Be a Great Day
bulletTea for Two
bullet Anything Goes
bullet Fascinatin' Rhythm
bullet You and the Night and the Music
bullet Days of Wine and Roses
bulletSo Happy Together (Turtles)
bullet Somewhere Out There (American Tail)
bullet Morning Has Broken
bulletI Get a Kick Out of You
bullet Lullaby of Broadway
bullet I Got Rhythm
bullet La Vie En Rose
bullet Secret Love (King and I)
bullet Begin the Beguine
bullet Embraceable You
bullet Someone to Watch Over Me
bulletThe Man I Love
bullet Blue Moon
bullet Memory  (Cats)
bullet Deep Purple            
bullet Somewhere My Love
bulletThe Rose
bullet Misty
bullet Wedding Song (Paul Stukey)
bulletAll I Ask of You (Phantom)
bullet When I Fall in Love (Sleepless)
bullet Theme from Somewhere in Time

Selections of Scott Joplin Rags

bullet Paragon Rag
bullet Country Club Rag
bullet Pineapple Rag
bullet Maple Leaf Rag

Selections from the Beatles

bullet Michelle
bulletThe Long & Winding Road
bullet When I'm 64
bullet Penny Lane
bullet Norwegian Wood
bullet With a Little Help from my Friends

 

The list goes on and on from here, and even includes Pink Panther and Looney Toons.  We have waltzes, polkas and foxtrots, and, as you can tell, we like Gershwin, Cole Porter, well known show tunes, themes and love songs from musicals, and so do most people.  It's music most everyone recognizes and even can hum along with, but it doesn't interfere with conversations, just enhances the ambience or mood.  For a reception, we pull from all the above repertoire and play "sets" of the different kinds of music.  We also pay attention to which music is more pleasing to the guests and try to focus more on that type.

 

Please Note:   These are only a few of our total available selections.  If you have a particular favorite that you don’t see on this list, ask us.  We may already have it, or could get it in time for your wedding date.  We can also provide accompaniment for a vocal soloist if timing allows.

 

 

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Last updated: 05/19/06.