Music for the Day

 

Even with large, elaborate weddings, music selection for the ceremony may be a marginalied part of the wedding planning.  Understandably some couples, who may have little in the way of formal music training, are intimidated in selecting the processional and recessional music, which is often classical in nature.  Authors Barbara Rothstein and Gloria Slerov have compiled The Complete Wedding Music Guide and Planner, with many ideas and suggestions for classical and contemporary music for the wedding.  Suggestions for the Prelude and Processional are included below. 

PRELUDE

“Adagio from Sonata in E-Flat” ~ Mozart
“Aire in G” ~ Bach
“Andante from the Fifth Symphony” ~ Beethoven
“Arabesque” ~ Debussy
“Arioso” ~ Bach
“Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G” ~ Bach
“Clair de Lune” ~ Debussy
“Greensleeves”
“Largo” ~ Handel
“Lascia Ch’io Pianga”
“Minuet in G” ~ Mozart
“Nocturne in E-Flat, Op.9, No. 2” ~ Chopin
“Canon in D” ~ Pachelbel
“Pastoral Symphony” ~ Handel
“Prelude in C” ~ Bach
“Preludes and Fugue” ~ Bach
“Prelude to the ‘Afternoon of a Faun’” ~  Debussy
“Someone to Watch over Me”
“So this is Love”
“Through the Eyes of Love”
“Waltz from Sleeping Beauty” ~ Tchaikovsky
“The Wedding Song (There is Love)”

PRE PROCESSIONAL & PROCESSIONAL

“Adagio from Sonata in E-Flat” ~ Mozart
“Aire in G” ~ Bach
“Andante from the 5th Symphony” ~ Beethoven
“Arioso” ~ Bach
“Ave Maria” ~ Bach
“Bridal Chorus”
“Elvin Madigan Theme”
“Erev Ba”
“Four Seasons” ~ Vivaldi
“Gravement”
“Greensleeves” 
“Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” ~ Bach
“Lascia Ch’io Pianga”
“Minuet in G” ~ Mozart
“One Hand, One Heart”
“Canon in D” ~ Pachelbel
“Trumpet Voluntary”

About the Author

As a professional ceremony officiants I believe in the power and effectiveness of ceremony and ritual to serve basic needs, both of society and you as an individual. In close collaboration with you and your loved ones, I love to create and perform personalized ceremonies that reflect your beliefs, your philosophy of life, and your personality.

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