Wedding and Event Violinist, Violin Instructor

By: Bethany | July 09, 2016

Do you want the perfect traditional wedding, but you're not sure what music that is? Here is a handy guide, with options to chose from for each section of your ceremony!


Prelude

The typical prelude lasts about 20 minutes, so you need 6-7 songs selected (plus a few extra in case things get behind). Here are some great traditional selections:

    1. Air on the G String - Bach

    2. Amazing Grace - Traditional

    3. Ave Maria - Bach

    4. Be Thou My Vision - Traditional 

    5. Gabriel's Oboe from "The Mission" - Morricone

    6Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

    7. Méditation from Thaïs - Massenet

    8. O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini

    9. Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

    10. Simple Gifts - Traditional

    11. The Lord's Prayer - Malotte

    12. You Raise Me Up - Groban


Wedding Party Processional (Groom, bridesmaids, grandparents, etc.) 

    1. Canon in D - Pachelbel

    2. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

    3. Largo from "Xerses" - Handel

    4. Over the Rainbow - Arlen

    5. Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

    6. Sleepers Wake - Bach

    7. Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke


Bride's Processional

    1. Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) - Wagner

    2. Canon in D - Pachelbel

    3. Hornpipe from "Water Music Suite" - Handel

    4. La Rejouissance from "Royal Fireworks Suite" - Handel

    5. Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke


Recessional

    1. Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

    2. Hornpipe from "Water Music Suite" - Handel

    3. Ode to Joy from "Symphony No. 9" - Beethoven

    4. Rondeau from "Symphonies de Fanfares" - Mouret

    5. Wedding March - Mendelssohn


Category: Wedding Music 

Tags: wedding, music, ceremony, traditional 

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