Ceremony Music



CEREMONY PARTS

 

Prelude

The Prelude is the music prior to the ceremony processionals and is generally 20-30 minutes of light romantic and classical music selections as wedding guests are arriving and being seated. The choice of pieces during the prelude is often left to the discretion of the musician.

 

Seating of Mothers & Grandmothers

The processional of the seating of the mothers and grandmothers is the official beginning of the wedding ceremony. The music selections usually include traditional wedding music, romantic, or classical music selections.


Wedding Party Processional

The processional of the wedding party includes the bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearer, flowergirl, and other members of the wedding party walking down the aisle. The popular music choices include contemporary or traditional wedding music selections and often include music with personal significance to the bride and groom.

 

Bridal Processional

The bride's processional is the central focus of the wedding ceremony and generally includes very stately elegant music at a casual walking tempo. The bridal processional is the most personal and important music in the ceremony and often includes music with personal significance to the bride (or bride and groom).

 

Interlude (Optional)

The interlude is the area during the ceremony that involves the unity candle, sand pouring, communion or eucharist, or another meaningful moment. These are moments of quiet reflection and the music chosen should complement the general mood.

 

 

Recessional

Departure or recessional of the bride and groom, wedding party, and family from the ceremony site is generally includes celebratory music. The wedding guests generally depart very soon after the wedding party to a cocktail hour or reception area. This is the final music for the ceremony.

 

 

Postlude Music

The postlude to your wedding sets a pleasant ambiance as the guests are leaving. It will usually last between 5 to 15 minutes. The postlude music choice is usually refined and elegant with an upbeat nature similar to a Venezuelan Waltz.

 


 

 

 

 

Music Selections

 



Traditional Wedding Music


 


Pachelbel's Canon (Canon in D) by Johann Pachelbel

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by J.S. Bach

The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn

The Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner

Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clark

Ave Maria – Schubert

Air on a G String – J.S. Bach

Water Music (Air) - G.F. Handel





Popular Songs Arranged for Solo Guitar


 


Marry Me – Train

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Can't Help Falling in Love

Time after Time – Cyndi Lauper

I See the Light (Tangled) - Alan Menken

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland/Harold Arlen

Forever in Love – Kenny G.

Bella Notte (from Lady & the Tramp) - Sonny Burke/Peggy Lee

La Vie en Rose - Louiguy

All of Me - John Legend

Fools Rush In - Johnny Mercer/Rube Bloom

At last – Etta James

A Whole New World (Disney’s Aladdin) – Alan Menken

Heavenly Day – Patty Griffin

Yesterday – The Beatles

Beauty and the Beast (Disney Song) – Alan Menken

The Prayer (Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli) – David Foster

Here Comes the Sun - the Beatles

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen




Classical Music Selections


 


La Catedral – Augustin Barrios Mangore

Preludio Saudade
Andante Religioso
Allegro Solemne

Cello Suite No. 1 (BWV 1007) – J.S. Bach

Gymnopedie No. 1 - Erik Satie

Les Adieux (Fantasie) – Fernando Sor

Pavan No. 1 (Renaissance) – Luis Milan

Pavan No. 2 (Renaissance) – Luis Milan

Classical Gas – Mason Williams

Suite Espanola – Gaspar Sanz

Pavanas
Passacalle
Rujero
Paradetas
Zarabande
Canarios

Cancion Del Emperador (“Mille Regretz”) (Renaissance) – Luys de Narvaez

Fantasia (Renaissance) – Luys de Narvaez

Fantasia XVI (Renaissance) – Luis Milan

Clair de Lune – Debussy

Ode To Joy (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee) – Beethoven






Hymns & Worship


 

 

Amazing Grace – Hymn

Be Thou My Vision – Traditional Irish Hymn

Fairest Lord Jesus – Hymn

Od Yishama – Traditional Jewish

Pie Jesu – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Panis Angelicus – Cesar Franck

This is My Father’s World – Hymn

Praise to the Lord, The Almighty – Hymn

Sheep May Safely Graze – J.S. Bach

Sleepers Awake – J.S. Bach






Spanish & Latin Music Selections


 


Recuerdos de la Alhambra – Francisco Tarrega

Spanish Ballad (Romance) – Anonymous

Adelita – Francisco Tarrega

Capricho Arabe – Francisco Tarrega

Lagrima - Francisco Tarrega

Leyenda (Asturias) – Isaac Albeniz

Zapateado – Regino Sainz de la Maza

Julia Florida – Augustin Barrios Mangore

Vals Op. 8, no. 3 - Augustin Barrios Mangore

Preludio Triston - Maximo Diego Pujol

Candombe en mi - Maximo Diego Pujol

Danza Brasilera - Jorge Morel

5 Preludes – Heitor Villa-Lobos

Choro No. 1 – Heitor Villa-Lobos

Venezuelan Waltz No. 1 (Tatiana) – Antonio Lauro

Venezuelan Waltz No. 2 (Andreina) – Antonio Lauro

Venezuelan Waltz No. 3 (Natalia) – Antonio Lauro

Venezuelan Waltz No. 4 (Yacambu) – Antonio Lauro

Sonatina Meridional - Manuel Maria Ponce

Campo
Copla
Fiesta

El Decameron Negro – Leo Brouwer

El arpa del guerriero
La huida de los amantes por el valle de los ecos
Balada de la doncella enamorada