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Music for Wedding Ceremonies

Specific selections to be chosen for the following:

* Seating of the Grandmothers

* Seating of the Mothers

* Processional: Minister, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Ring Bearers, Aisle Cloth

FANFARE – People rise for Entrance of the Bride

* Bridal Entrance – usually escorted by her Father

* Unity Candle after the exchange of rings

* A brief musical meditation after the prayer

Recessional: Bride and Groom exit and music continues as the guests are leaving.

Standard Wedding Music

Wedding Song  –  Paul Stokey * Unity Candle

Ave Maria – Schubert * Mothers and/or Grandmothers

Ave Maria – Bach / Gounod * Mothers, Grandmothers

Largo from “Xerxes” – Handel * Processional

Canon in D – Pachelbel * Mothers, Processional or Bridal Entrance

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach  * Processional

Bridal Chorus – Wagner * Bridal Entrance

Bridal March – Mendelssohn * Recessional

Trumpet Tune – Purcell  * Processional

Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke * Bridal Entrance

Masterpiece Theater –  Mouret * Recessional

Ode to Joy – Beethoven * Recessional

Alla Danza from “Water Music” – Handel *Recessional

Allegro from Harp Concerto – Handel * Recessional

One Hand, One Heart – Bernstein * Unity Candle

Lord’s Prayer – Malotte * After the prayer

Pre-wedding Music

Consists of classical selections that are pleasant listening. The set may combine familiar sounding classics with music written for special capabilities of the instrument, i.e. music written especially for the harp, organ or string quartet. These selections need not be listed in the printed program unless the bride and groom have requested particular music such as a special selection when the ushers light candles fifteen minutes before the ceremony.
There could be a vocalist with a song just before the seating of grandparents and mothers.  In this case, the soloist would give you choices within a style and range suitable for the voice.

Pre-Wedding Music Sample Sets

Contemporary & Romantic

And I Love Her – Lennon/McCartney

Siciliana – Respighi

Sakura – Japan

Spanish Landscape – Barber

The Moldau – Smetana

Concerto – Carolan

Sonata – Scarlatti

Wedding Song – Stokey

Air with Variations – Handel

Song to the Evening Star – Wagner

Aria in Classic Style – Grandjany

Rhosymedre – Vaughan-Williams

Pastorale – Corelli

Largo – Handel

Suite – Bach

Berceuse – Tournier

Here, There and Everywhere – McCartney

Wind Beneath my Wings –  Henley/Silbar

Pastorale – Grandjany

Harp of the Western Wind – Barber

Gymnopedie – Satie

Meditation – Massanet

Thou art with me – Bach

To a Wild Rose MacDowell

Walking in the Air – Blake

Ashodan Farewell – Ungar

Lucia – Donizetti

Sonate – Abeniz

Tango – Salzedo

Rumba – Salzedo

Valse Isabel – Rogers

Baroque & Classic Styles

Allegro – Handel

Flower Duet – Delibes

Giga – Corelli

Sleepers, Wake – Bach

Spring – Vivaldi

Automne – Grandjany

On Wings of Song – Mendelssohn

Nocturne – Mendelssohn

Thanks be to Thee – Handel

First Arabesque – Debussy

Drink to me only with thine eyes – English

Soupir et Offrande – Tournier

Evening Prayer – Humperdink

Adagietto – Damase

All I Ask of You – Webber

Tendrement – Salzedo

Claire de Lune – Debussy

Maid with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy

Rhapsody on Paganin Theme – Rachmoninof

Russian Lullaby – Tournier

Solfeggietto – CPE Bach

Winter – Vivaldi

Sheep may safely graze –  JS Bach

Air in D – JS Bach

Simple Gifts – Shaker Hymn

All the Pretty horses – Appalachian

There is Love – Paul Stokey

Laura – Challan

Rhosemedre – Vaughan-Williams

Pastorale – Grandjany

Lothlorien – Enya

A Time for Us – Rota

Prelude – Ravel

Theme & Variations – Haydn

Music for Weddings: Text
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