Wedding Music Selection

Wedding Song Info

Prelude: This is 15-30 min of light classical music while your guests are seated.  I usually select music from my repertoire based on your style preferences; you can let me know if there are specific songs you really love and want included.

Seating of Family: Not all ceremonies have special music here, but it can be nice to set the atmosphere while your parents, grandparents, or honored guests are seated.  It can be fun to ask your parents or grandparents what their favorites are or what was played at their wedding!

Wedding Party Processional: Usually a beautiful song that can be played while the entire wedding party, including any flower-girls or ring-bearers process down the aisle.

Bride/Couple Processional: Traditionally this is for the bride walking in either alone or with her father.  Some couples may decide to walk in together, or even both partners escorted by their parents.  No matter how you choose to walk down the aisle, this is always a really special moment and deserves a meaningful and beautiful song.

Special Music During the Ceremony (Unity Candle, Sand Pouring Ceremony, etc):  If your ceremony includes something like this it can be nice to have music in the background.  Sometimes couples just choose to have a quiet reflective time with beautiful music.

Recessional: You are married!  Let the celebration begin! After your officiant formally introduces you to the guests, I will play a upbeat, happy song while you, your wedding party, and your family recesses back down the aisle.

Postlude Music: I play more upbeat music from my repertoire while guests file out.

This just outlines the parts of most weddings that require music.  Your wedding will be as unique as you are!  I am happy to work with you to select the best music to fit your specific ceremony.


 

Sample Wedding Ceremony Music Selections

Traditional

  • Seating of Family: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach
  • Wedding Party Processional: Canon in D, Pachelbel
  • Bridal Processional: Wedding March, Wagner (“here comes the bride”)
  • Unity Candle/Sand Pouring: Ave Maria, Schubert
  • Recessional: Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn

Classic

  • Seating of Family: To a Wild Rose
  • Wedding Party Processional: Prelude in C Major, Bach
  • Bridal Processional: Nocturne in E-flat Major, Chopin
  • Unity Candle/Sand Pouring: Clair de Lune, Debussy
  • Recessional: Spring from the Four Seasons, Vivaldi

Romantic

  • Seating of Family: What a Wonderful World
  • Wedding Party Processional: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Bridal Processional: Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Unity Candle/Sand Pouring: Somewhere in Time
  • Recessional: Unchained Melody

Modern

  • Seating of Family: Make You Feel My Love, Bob Dylan/Adele
  • Wedding Party Processional: Only Time, Enya
  • Bridal Processional: I’m Yours, Jason Mraz
  • Unity Candle/Sand Pouring: A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
  • Recessional: All of Me, John Legend

Christian

  • Seating of Family: Sheep May Safely Graze, Bach
  • Wedding Party Processional: The King of Love My Shepherd Is, Traditional
  • Bridal Processional: Be Thou My Vision, Traditional
  • Unity Candle/Sand Pouring: The Lord’s Prayer
  • Recessional: Ode to Joy, Beethoven

Disney

  • Seating of Family: Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid
  • Wedding Party Processional: A Whole New World from Aladdin
  • Bridal Processional: Tale as Old as Time from Beauty and the Beast
  • Unity Candle/Sand Pouring: I See the Light from Tangled
  • Recessional: Waltz Theme from Up

Nostalgic

  • Seating of Family: The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra
  • Wedding Party Processional: Unforgettable, Nat King Cole
  • Bridal Processional: At Last, Etta James
  • Unity Candle/Sand Pouring: Moon River, Henry Mancini
  • Recessional: I Got Rhythm, Gershwin

Here is a more complete song list:

Classical

  • Air on the G String – Bach
  • Arioso – Bach
  • Ave Maria – Schubert
  • Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
  • Bridal March – Wagner
  • Canon in D- Pachelbel
  • Clair de Lune – Debussy
  • Fur Elise – Beethoven
  • Gymnopedie No. 1 – Satie
  • Hornpipe – Handel
  • Hymne – Vangelis
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring- Bach
  • Maid with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy
  • Meditation from Thais – Massenet
  • Nocturne in E-Flat – Chopin
  • Ode to Joy – Beethoven
  • Plaisir d’amour (The Joy of Love) – Martini
  • Prelude in C Major – Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze- Bach
  • Simple Gifts – Traditional American
  • Sonata in D Major – John Parry
  • Spring from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
  • The Nightingale – Deborah Henson-Conant
  • To a Wild Rose – MacDowell
  • Trumpet Tune – Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Purcell
  • Wachet Auf – Bach
  • Wedding March from a Midsummer’s Nights Dream – Mendelssohn
  • Winter from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi

Folk

  • Black is the Color of my True Love’s Hair – Traditional American
  • Bridget Cruise – Third and Fourth Airs – O’Carolan
  • Cape Clear – Traditional Irish
  • Down By the Salley Gardens – Traditional Irish Tune
  • Farewell to Liverpool – Traditonal Irish
  • Foggy Dew – Traditional Irish
  • Greensleeves – Traditional
  • He’s Gone Away – Traditional American
  • Highland Boat Song – Traditional Scottish
  • Jock O’Hazeldean – Traditional Scottish
  • My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose – Traditional Scottish
  • My Wild Irish Rose – Traditional Irish
  • Oh Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) – Traditional English/Irish
  • Rosin the Bow – Traditional Irish
  • She Moved through the Fair – Traditional Irish
  • Shenendoah – Traditional American
  • Simple Gifts – Traditional American
  • Skye Boat Song – Traditional Scottish
  • The Rose of Tralee – Traditional Irish
  • The Water is Wide – Traditional English
  • When Irish Eyes are Smiling – Traditional Irish Tune
  • Wild Mountain Thyme (Will Ye Go Lassie Go) – Traditional Scottish

Broadway

  • All I Ask of You – from Phantom of the Opera
  • A Wonderful Guy – from South Pacific
  • Edelwiess – from The Sound of Music
  • How are Things in Glocca Morra – from Finian’s Rainbow
  • If I loved You – from Carousel
  • Look to the Rainbow – from Finian’s Rainbow
  • Memory – from Cats
  • Music of the Night – from Phantom of the Opera
  • My Funny Valentine – From Babes in Arms
  • Oh What a Beautiful Morning – Oklahoma
  • Some Enchanted Evening – from South Pacific
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow –  from Wizard of Oz
  • Surry with the Fringe on Top – Oklahoma
  • They Were You – from the Fantasticks
  • Think of Me – from Phantom of the Opera
  • Try to Remember – from the Fantasticks
  • Where or When – From Babes in Arms
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone – from Carousel

Movies

  • A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella
  • Ashokan Farewell – from PBS Civil War Series
  • A Whole New World – from Aladdin
  • Bella Notte – Lady and the Tramp
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Lion King
  • City of Stars – La La Land
  • Colors of the Wind – from Pocahontas
  • Engagement Party – La La Land
  • Into the West- Annie Lennox (Lord of the Rings)
  • I See the Light – from Tangled
  • Kiss the Girl – The Little Mermaid
  • Let it Go – Frozen
  • Mia and Sebastians Theme- La La Land
  • Moon River – Henry Manchini
  • My Heart will Go On – from the “Titanic”
  • Part of Your World – from The Little Mermaid
  • Someday my Prince will Come – Snow White
  • Something There – from Beauty and the Beast
  • Somewhere in Time – from “Somewhere in Time”
  • The Audition (Fools Who Dream) – La La Land
  • Theme from “Beauty and the Beast”
  • Theme from “Legends of the Fall”
  • Theme from “Up”
  • Under the Sea – the Little Mermaid
  • Waltz – from Cinderella
  • When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio

Disney

  • A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella
  • A Whole New World – from Aladdin
  • Bella Notte – Lady and the Tramp
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Lion King
  • Colors of the Wind – from Pocahontas
  • I See the Light – from Tangled
  • Kiss the Girl – The Little Mermaid
  • Let it Go – Frozen
  • Part of Your World – from The Little Mermaid
  • Someday my Prince will Come – Snow White
  • Something There – from Beauty and the Beast
  • Tale as Old as Time from Beauty and the Beast
  • Theme from “Up”
  • Under the Sea – the Little Mermaid
  • Waltz – from Cinderella
  • When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio

Standards

  • At Last – Etta James
  • But not for Me – Gershwin
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
  • Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini
  • Dream – Johnny Mercer
  • Embraceable You – Gershwin
  • Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
  • Fools Rush In – Johnny Mercer
  • I’ll Be Seeing You – Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain
  • I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
  • La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf
  • Love Walked In – Gershwin
  • Misty – Erroll Garner
  • My Funny Valentine – From Babes in Arms
  • My Way – Frank Sinatra
  • Our Love is Here to Stay – Gershwin
  • S’Wonderful – Gershwin
  • Somebody Loves Me – Gershwin
  • Someone to Watch Over Me – Gershwin
  • The Way you Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Where or When – From Babes in Arms

Pop

  • Across the Universe – The Beatles
  • All of Me – John Legend
  • Angel – Sarah McClaughlin
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Butterfly – Wheezer
  • Candle in the Wind – Elton John
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
  • Clocks – Coldplay
  • Everything I Do, I Do it for You – Bryan Adams
  • Fall for You – Leela James
  • From this Moment On – Shania Twain
  • God Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
  • Halo –  Beyonce
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  • Hero – Mariah Carey
  • Hey Jude – The Beatles
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Imagine – John Lennon
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • I will Always Love You – Dolly Parton
  • I Will Be Here – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • I will Follow You into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
  • Just the Way you Are – Bruno Mars
  • Let it Be- The Beatles
  • Lucky – Jason Mraz
  • Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan/Adele
  • Marry Me – Train
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • Only Time – Enya
  • Rain – The Beatles
  • Stairway to Heaven – Led Zepplin
  • Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings – Whittaker
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • This will be – Natalie Cole
  • Unchained Melody – Rightous Brothers
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • With a Little Help from My Friends – The Beatles
  • Young and Beautiful – Lana del Rey
  • You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

Christian

  • Amazing Grace – Traditional American
  • As the Deer – Traditional Christian
  • Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
  • Ave Maria – Schubert
  • Be Thou My Vision – Traditional Irish Tune
  • How Great Thou Art – Traditional Hymn
  • Hymne – Vangelis
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
  • Ode to Joy – Beethoven
  • Panis Angelicus – Franck
  • Pescador de Hombres/Lord, You Have Come – Traditional Christian
  • Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
  • Simple Gifts – Traditional American Hymn
  • The Gift of Love – Traditional Hymn
  • The King of Love my Shepherd Is- Traditional Irish Tune
  • The Lord’s Prayer – Malotte
  • The Water is Wide – Hymn

Jewish

  • Eile Chamda Libi
  • Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of Roses)
  • Frailach
  • Hana’ava Babanot
  • Hatikvah
  • Hava Nagila
  • Hava Nashira (Let Us Sing)
  • Hinei Mah Tov (How good it is)
  • La Rosa Enflorence
  • Mi Yitnani Of
  • Rikun Began Eden (Dancing in Heaven)
  • Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen (Raisins and Almonds)
  • Shabbot Shalom
  • Shalom Alecheim
  • Shalom Chaverim
  • Shir L’Ma’alot
  • Shiru Lanu
  • Siman Tov
  • Tumbalalaika
  • Zum Gali Gali

I am constantly adding music to my repertoire so if you don’t see a song you really love, please ask me about it! It might just not be listed yet, or I would be happy to look into finding it.