Selecting Music for Your Wedding

Choosing the perfect music for your wedding is no easy task! Some couples like the tried and true, while others want something unique and unexpected. For the processional look for something majestic, maybe a bit mysterious and definitely beautiful. For the recessional look for energy and motion in a joyful tone. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Processionals:

Traditional

  • Bridal March (Wagner)
  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
  • Air on a “G” String (Bach)
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel) 

Classical

  • Prelude to Cello Suite I (Bach)
  • Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach) 
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Purcell)
  • Sonata Pathetique (Beethoven) 
  • Barcarolle (Offenbach)

Spanish

  • Romanza (Anonymous) 
  • Lágrima (Tárrega)
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Tárrega)
  • Granada (Albéniz)

Popular

  • Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
  • Here, There, and Everywhere (Beatles)
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow (Arlen)
  • In My Life (Beatles)
  • Marry Me (Train) – iTunes

 

Recessionals:

Traditional

  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
  • Hornpipe (Handel)
  • Allegro Maestoso (Handel)

Classical

  • Canarios (Sanz)
  • Spring – from “Four Seasons” (Vivaldi)

Spanish

  • Allegrias (Traditional Flamenco)
  • Sons da Carrilhoes (Pernambuco)
  • Granada (Albéniz)
  • Valse Venezolano (Lauro)

Popular

  • Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
  • All You Need Is Love (Beatles)
  • I Will (Beatles)
  • Morning Has Broken (Cat Stevens)
  • Better Together (Jack Johnson) – iTunes

 

Candle-Lighting

Classical

  • Clair de Lune (Debussy) 
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Sleeper’s Awake (Bach)
  • Adagio (Albinoni)
  • Lascia Ch’io Pianga (Handel) 

Spanish

  • Romanza (Anonymous) 
  • Spagnoletta (Sanz)
  • Romance de los Pinos (Moreno-Torroba)
  • El Noi de la Mare (Llobet)
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