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In addition to background music as guests arrive, there are generally three parts of the ceremony at which music is appropriate. These parts are described below, along with some suggested pieces for each. Custom musical arrangements can also be composed upon request.

Pre-Ceremony

A variety of classical guitar repertoire is perfect for welcoming guests to the ceremony. Selections for steel string acoustic guitar can also provide a beautiful musical backdrop as friends and family arrive and are seated. If a vocalist is present, music for voice and guitar can be included at this time.

 

Processional

Often an instrumental piece, the processional music opens the celebration and prepares the assembly for the ceremony. A slow or moderate tempo is ideal to accompany the procession of the wedding party.  

Signing of the Register

One or two pieces of music are usually played during the signing of the register. Both instrumental and vocal music is suitable for this part of the ceremony.  

Recessional

A cheerful piece of music traditionally marks the conlcusion of the wedding ceremony. Often instrumental, this selection accompanies the wedding party and guests as they exit.

Canon In D  (Johann Pachelbel)

 

Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring  (Johann Sebastian Bach)

 

Preulde from Cello Suite No. 1  (Johann Sebastian Bach)

 

Storybook Love: Theme from The Princess Bride  (Mark Knopfler)

Suggested Pieces  (click the play button to hear a sample):

Suggested Pieces  (click the play button to hear a sample):  

Pavane  (Gabriel Fauré)

 

El Noy De La Mare  (Miguel Llobet)

Suggested Pieces  (click the play button to hear a sample):

Trumpet Voluntary  (Jeremiah Clarke)

 

Kemp's Jig  (Anonymous)

 

My Lady Hunssdon's Allemande  (John Dowland)