Wedding Ceremony Music

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Processional
(groom, bridesmaids, parents etc.)

Bach Air on the G String
from Suite #3 in D Major

- good for any part of the ceremony.
Bach Arioso
from Cantata #156
- a beautiful song; elegant walking music.
Bach Largo
from Concerto for two violins in D Minor
- regal; great for the processional
Bach Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
from Cantata #l47
 
- very good for processional, especially for parents or bridesmaids.
Bach March in D Major
from the Anna Magdalene Notebook
- not our first choice, but lately became quite popular in the Bay Area.
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
from Cantata #208
- very nice for bridesmaids.
Bach Wachet Auf
(Sleepers, Awake!)
- a classic, good processional music.
Franck Panis Angelicus
from Messe Solonelle, Op. 12
- good for parents or bridesmaids.
Handel Largo
from Xerxes
 
- a classic, excellent processional music.
Handel Air
from Water Music Suite
    
- traditional wedding ceremony music.
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
from K". 618
- a beautiful song, often used for the bridesmaids.
Mozart Andante
from Divertimento No. 1
 
- a classic, good processional music.
Pachelbel Canon  - sometimes people ask us: "Who was the composer of Pachelbel's Canon?", but everybody knows the tune.
Rodgers Eidelweiss
from Sound of Music
-a nice alternative, well known, but not overplayed
Telemann Andante - very nice music for bridesmaids or seating of parents.


Bride's processional

Bach Air on the G String
from Suite #3 in D Major

- a classic, good for any part of the ceremony.

Beethoven Ode to Joy
from Symphony #9
- famous, was very popular 2-3 years ago for bride or recessional.
- one of the best choices for bride or recessional.
Delibes Flower Duet
from Lakme
- very well known, very beautiful and not very often used. Works nicely for bridesmaids as well.
Handel La Rejouissance   
from Royal Fireworks Music
- a classic, traditional music for the recessional, could be used for the bride
Handel Hornpipe
from Water Music Suite
 
- one of the best choices for bride or recessional.
Mascagni Intermezzo  
from Cavalleria Rusticana
- simply the best. This song became the hottest hit in the Bay Area. During last six months we played it more often then Pachelbel's Canon. It is perfect for special moments. The passionate main tune is great for the bride.
Pachelbel Canon
- could Mr. Pachelbel imagine that 300 years later he will become the most played composer of The New World?
Mendelssohn Wedding March
from Midsummer Night's Dream
- if you like traditional wedding music, you can't go wrong with this one
Purcell Trumpet Tune
- one of the best choices for bride or recessional.
Verdi March
from Aida
- very upbeat, great for the bride or recessional.
Vivaldi "Spring"
from Four Seasons
- great choice for bride or recessional.
Wagner Bridal Chorus
from Lohengrin
- also known as "Here comes the bride"


Recessional

Bach Gigue
from Suite #3 in D Major
- great choice for the recessional.
Beethoven Ode to Joy
from Symphony #9
- famous, was very popular 2-3 years ago for bride or recessional.
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary - one of the best choices for bride
or recessional.
Handel La Rejouissance  - classic, traditional music for the recessional, could be used for the bride
Handel Hornpipe
from Water Music Suite
- one of the best choices for bride or recessional.
Mendelssohn Wedding March - if you like traditional wedding music, you can't go wrong with this one.
Mouret Rondeau
from Symphonies de Fanfares
- very happy tune, excellent recessional music.
Mozart Allegro
from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K. 525
- simply the best; if you choose another tune for the recessional, have this one played right after - you will love it.
Traditional
Siman Tov, Mazel Tov
- Jewish classic.
Pachelbel Canon - this is more of a processional kind of music, but it could work for any part of the ceremony
Purcell Trumpet Tune - one of the best choices for bride or recessional.
Verdi March
from Aida
- very upbeat, great for the bride or recessional.
Vivaldi "Spring"
from Four Seasons
 
- great choice; the famous opening can be circled for as long as it takes for the bridal party to exit.


Special Moments
(lighting a candle, communion etc...)

Bach Air on the G String
from Suite #3 in D Major
- a classic, good for any part of the ceremony.
Bach Arioso
from Cantata #156
- a beautiful song.
Bach Ave Maria - a classic, good for special moments.
Bach Largo
from Concerto for two violins in D Minor
- perfect for processional and special moments, especially longer ones, like communion.
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
from Cantata #208
- a classic, beautiful tune.
Bach Wachet Auf
(Sleepers, Awake!)
- an old favorite, has a wonderful baroque flavor.

Franck Panis Angelicus
from Messe Solonelle, Op. 12

- very expressive music, could be used for bridesmaids too.
Mascagni Intermezzo   - this song is perfect for special moments.
The passionate main tune is great for the bride.
Schubert Ave Maria - one of the best choices for special moments.

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
from K". 618

- a beautiful song, often used for
the bridesmaids.


Cocktail Reception / Hors D'oeuvres
(to add to traditional classical favourites
after the ceremony)

Arlen,
Harold
Over The Rainbow
Bock,
Jerry
"If I Were A Rich Man" - from Fiddler on the Roof
Ellington,
Duke
Sophisticated Lady
Gardel,
Carlos
Por Una Cabeza - tango

Garner,
Errol

Misty
Gershwin,
George
Embraceable You  
Gordon,
Irving
Unforgettable
Jones,
I
It Had To Be You
Joplin,
Scott
Bethena A Concert Waltz
Easy Winners A Ragtime Two-Step
Elite Syncopations
Entertainer
Maple Leaf Rag
Palm Leaf Rag A Slow Drag
Peacherine Rag
Pineapple Rag
Strenuous Life A Ragtime Two-Step
Kern,
Jerome
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
R. S. Louiguy
(Luis Guglielmi)
La Vie en Rose
Mancini,
Henry
Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany's
Rodgers,
Richard
Eidelweiss - from Sound of Music
Rota,
Nino
Love Theme from movie "Romeo and Juliet"
Youmans,
Vincent
Tea for Two


First Dance
(most popular requests)

R. S. Louiguy
(Luis Guglielmi)
La Vie en Rose
Rodgers,
Richard
Eidelweiss - from Sound of Music
Jones,
I
It Had To Be You
Waldteufel,
Emil
Estudiantina Suite de Valses, Op. 191
Skaters Waltz, - Les Patineurs, Op. 183
Siechinski,
Rudolf
Wien, Ou Stadt Meiner Traume (Vienna City of My Dreams)
Strauss,
Johann, Jr.
Blue Danube, - An der schonen blauen Donau
Emperor Waltz - Kaiserwalzer, Op. 437
Tales from the Vienna Woods - Geschichten aus dem Wiener-Wald
Vienna Life - Wiener Blut, Op. 354
You and You - from Die Fledermaus, Op. 367
Kern,
Jerome
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
The Way You Look Tonight

 

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