Choosing your Ceremony Music

Our classical wedding repertoire provides both a perfect backdrop and a beautiful highlight for all the special moments of the occasion. We can also perform arrangements of popular wedding songs for a specific processional request, etc. 

Wedding services include a 30-minute prelude, seating of the mothers, bridesmaids’ and bride’s processional, mid-ceremony special music, recessional, and up to a 15-minute postlude while guests exit. The prelude and postlude are selections from our core classical repertoire, and the specific ceremony pieces may be chosen from our classical list or our numerous arrangements of popular wedding songs. Some selections are listed here for examples.

The typical music program order is as follows:


Classical strings music (mix of lyrical and upbeat pieces), 30 minutes

Ceremony Music

Pieces as selected 

  • Seating of the Mothers
    • examples: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Passacaglia in G; Largo from Winter
  • Bridesmaids’ and Bride’s Procession (may be same or different pieces)
    • examples: Canon in D; Bridal Chorus; other special requests
  • Mid-ceremony special music as desired
    • example, One Hand, One Heart; other special request
  • Recession
    • examples: Wedding March; Prelude from Te Deum


Classical repertoire (upbeat/celebratory pieces), up to 15 minutes

Repertoire Selections (partial list of available pieces):

Bach: Air from Orchestra Suite no. 3

Bach: Arioso from Cantata 156

Bach: Bist du bei mir

Bach: Concerto for Two Violins

Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze

Bach: Wachet Auf

Beethoven: Ode to Joy

Bernstein: One Hand, One Heart

Brahms: Waltz in A Major

Charpentier: Prelude from Te Deum

Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary

Handel: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba

Handel: Hornpipe from The Water Music

Handel: Passacaglia in G Major

Kreisler: Liebesleid

Massenet: Meditation from Thais

Mendelssohn: Wedding March

Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe

Pachelbel: Canon in D

Purcell: Rondeau from Abdelazer

Purcell: Trumpet Tune

Purcell: Suite from The Fairy Queen

trad.: Be Thou My Vision

Vivaldi: Largo from Winter

Wagner: Bridal Chorus

"It was so easy....definitely worth having!"

Emily and the group played at our wedding last year and were absolutely fantastic. It was so easy- we picked the songs from her selection and added a couple hymns, gave her the order of the service and she did the rest. The live music really added a nice touch to the ceremony, definitely worth having!
Abigail V.
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