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The following are just a handful of selections that are popular for wedding ceremonies.  Click on the song title to hear an audio sample played by one of Class Acts' artists.

 

Processional

 

Bridal March by Wagner

Performed by Pegi Engelman

 

Canon in D by Pachelbel

Performed by the Cardinal String Quartet

 

Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

Performed by the Prestige Trio

 

Trumpet Voluntary by Purcell

Performed by the Prestige Trio

 

Arioso by JS Bach

Performed by the Prestige Trio

 

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by JS Bach

Performed by Pegi Engelman

 

Air, "Water Music" by Handel

Performed by the Prestige Trio



Listen to samples of these songs here:

Recessional

 

Wedding March by Mendelssohn

Performed by the Cardinal String Quartet

 

Ode to Joy by Beethoven

Performed by the Prestige Trio

 

Rondeau by Mouret

Performed by the Prestige Trio plus Trumpet

 

Trumpet Tune by Purcell

Performed by the Cardinal String Quartet

 

La Rejouissance by Handel

Performed by the Prestige Trio

 

Allegro Maestoso by Handel

Performed by the Prestige Trio plus Trumpet




Listen to samples of these songs here:

Prelude and Postlude

 

Ave Maria by Schubert

Performed by the Cardinal String Quartet

 

Sheep May Safely Graze, by Bach

Performed by the Prestige Trio

 

Clair De Lune by Debussy

Performed by Pegi Engelman

 

Simple Gifts by Copland

Performed by the Prestige Trio

 

Eine Kleine Nachtmusic by Mozart

Performed by the Cardinal String Quartet

 

Somewhere in Time by John Barry

(movie soundtrack)

Performed by Pegi Engelman

 

Gift of Love, folk song

Performed by the Prestige Trio


Listen to samples of these songs here:

Other Suggestions

Processionals

J. S. Bach - Sleepers Awake

Handel - Largo  “Xerxes”

Marcello - Trumpet March

Stanley - Trumpet Vol.(slow)

Chen - Dodi Li

Hardar - Erev Shel Shoshanim

Shemer - Jerusalem of Gold

Zweig - Y’did Nefesh

Levanon - Erev Ba

 

Recessionals

Campra - Rigaudon

Marcello - Psalm 19

Stanley - Trumpet Vol. (fast)

Traditional - Chosn Ka’le Mazel Tov

Hasidic - Hava Nagila

Traditional - Hashivenu

Traditional - Od Yishama

Traditional - Simon Tov

 

Preludes/Postludes

(Appropriate for most instruments)

J. S. Bach - “Air”  on G String

J. S. Bach - Fugue in G Minor

J.S. Bach - Marches, Minuets, Bourrees, Polanaises

Beethoven - Fur Elise

Bizet - Intermezzo  “Carmen”

Debussy - Reverie

Faure - Sicilienne

Gluck -  Minuet/Dance

Handel - “Water Music” Mv’ts

Handel - “Royal Fireworks”

Haydn - Serenade

Haydn - St. Anthony Chorale

Liszt - Liebestraum

MacDowell - To A Wild Rose

Mendelssohn - Nocturne

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

Satie - Gymnopedie #1 & 2

Schubert - Serenade

Vivaldi - “Spring”  “Autumn”

Solos/Sacred

(Vocal or Instrumental)

A Gaelic Blessing - Irish

Allelulia - Mozart

Amazing Grace - Traditional

Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod

Ave Maria - Schubert

Be Thou With Me - J. S. Bach

Dona Nobis Pacem - Unknown

Gift of Love - Folk

Ich Liebe Dich - Grieg

Let There Be Peace... - Jackson/Miller

Lord’s Prayer - Malotte

Meditation - Massenet

Morning Has Broken - Stevens

On Eagle’s Wings - Joncas

Panis Angelicus - Franck

Unity Candle Song - Sullivan

Wherever You Go - Norbet

 

Solos/Contemporary

A Time For Us, “Romeo-Juliet” - Rota

All I Ask Of You, “Phantom - Webber         

Always -  Berlin

Annie’s Song - Denver

Edelweis - Lerner/Lowe

Endless Love - Richie

Forever In Love -  Kenny G

From This Moment On - S. Twain

Ice Castles - Hamlisch

If - Gates

Longer - Fogelberg

One Hand, One Heart - Berstein

Somewhere In Time - Barry

Sunrise, Sunset - Boch

Lara’s Theme -  Jarre

The Rose - McBroom

Wedding Song (There Is Love) - Anon.

Wind Beneath My Wings - Henley/Silbar

 

Classical Trio or Quartet

J. C. Bach - Trio

J. S. Bach - Concertos

J. S. Bach - Trio Sonatas

Handel - Trio Sonatas

Haydn - London Trios

Haydn - Trios & Quartets

Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Mozart - Trios & Quartets

Ravel - Tombeau de Couperin

Respighi - Ancient Airs & Dances

Schubert - Trio/Quartet

Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite

Telemann - Trios

Vivaldi - Concertos

Vivaldi - Trios & Quartets

 

Liturgical Music

All That I Am - Temple

Be Not Afraid - Dufford

Celtic Allelulia - O’Carroll

Gifts For Our Lord - Cohen

Hail Mary, Gentle Woman - Landry

Here I Am, Lord - Schutte

Like A Seal On Your Heart - Landry

One Bread, One Body - Foley

Prayer of St. Francis - Pote

Take Our Bread - Wise

Variety of Hymns 

 

Additional Jewish Music

Slow:

Bo Dodi - Dror

Dodi Li - Sher

Iti Milvanon - Chen

Ma Navu - Spivak

Od Yishoma #2 - Chait

Simi Yadeich - Traditional

Fast:

Achas Sho-Alti - Mernick

Harachaman - Kirsch

Hevenu Shalom - Traditional

Hevenu Shalom Aleche - Silbermintz

 

NOTE:

  This is a basic list and not intended to limit music selections for the wedding ceremony.

  Some churches have strict music rules, be sure to discuss your selections with the person officiating at your wedding.

  Also, some selections are not suited to all instruments or combinations.

  We are open to special requests - time and music availability permitting.

 

* Have a wedding coordinator, friend, relative or pastor confirm ceremony details with the musicians upon their arrival.  This includes cues for seating of mothers; entrance of clergy & men; number of attendants processing (plus any children) and the procession order vs. the music changes.  

 

*Be sure the musicians have a copy of the wedding program for details of service order and music cues.  You don’t need the musicians at the rehearsal, but they do need to know if any changes were made at the rehearsal.

 

Processional:  Have someone assigned to signal the musicians when you are ready to seat the mothers.  WAIT for the music to begin before escorting them in.  In most weddings this is the beginning of the processional & no more guests are seated by the ushers.

Seating order:  groom’s parents are seated first, followed by bride’s mother.  Seating of Grandparents may be just prior to seating of mothers.  No special music required, but you may use the mother’s music if desired.  Grandparents may want to sit earlier during the Prelude. 

The aisle runner (if used) is normally unrolled by ushers after seating the mothers.  Clergy, groom & groomsmen enter (either in silence or to attendants music) followed by bride’s attendants.  Any Flower girls/Ring bearer immediately proceed the bride.   (Doors may be closed & opened before brides entrance.)    Bride should wait for all attendants to be settled in place and the change of music before making her entrance.

 

Traditional Jewish and Greek processional will include separate music for rabbi & groomsmen;  groom with his parents.  Bride’s attendants & children; Bride & her parents.  (Possible 3 - 5 processional pieces, depending on number of people processing.)

 

Recessional:  Be sure the musicians know final cue to begin the final exiting music.  (i.e. kiss & run; intro. as Mr. & Mrs.; etc.)  Also, the manner in which guests will be excused from the ceremony site (i.e. pew release; standard usher release); and the number of guests expected.

 

*Having a friend or relative perform/sing with hired musicians?  Be sure everyone has the same music edition and key 4 - 6 weeks before the wedding.  Note: transpositions, music arrangements and rehearsal time can increase cost of musicians - discuss fees for extra services in advance.

 

*Outdoor wedding?  Make provisions for shade and/or shelter for musicians.  Excess sun, heat, cold, wind, rain, mist, and lighting can pose serious problems to instruments and music. Damage can be expensive & life threatening.   Discuss these problems in advance to avoid disappointments at the wedding.