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Wedding Music
Wedding Songs and String Quartets

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Music Suggestions:

The most most commonly requested pieces are listed below.  Audio samples where available are provided to assist with your selections.  We would be happy to customize a program for you.  Other music available upon request. 

    o  Outdoor weddings:  Strongly encourage use of a sound system.  

How much time do we need? 
    o  prelude music as guests arrive. 15-30 min.
    o  ceremony  30-40 min.  

    o  exit of bridal party, postlude, photos/ drinks after ceremony 1/2 -1 hour
 
  o  music during first part of or all of reception / dinner   1-3 hours

Does a trio and a quartet sound the same?   
Listen to both. They are very different!  Ignore everything anyone has told you, listen to both, then choose the one you like best.  For more information  click here 

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Music: preludes during ceremony Jewish weddings

procession reception line

seating of parents reception. accompaniments for soloists

exit of Bride, Groom dinner organist & pianists
 



 


Prelude:
 
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The prelude music helps set the mood before the wedding.    
o   Jesu Joy:                 (Qt.)  by J. S. Bach
o
   Mio Babbino Caro (Qt.)  by Puccini
o   Air to Water Music: (Qt.) by Handel
o
 
 Pachelbel Kanon:  (Qt.)  by Pachelbel
o    The Swan:               (Qt.) Saint Saens
o   Chopin Prelude:    (Qt.) by Chopin                         
o
 
 Ashokin Farewell: (Qt.)  by JayUngar        
o
  Lullaby:                   (Qt.)  by Hofeldt
o   Dona Nobis:           (Qt.) by Traditional
o
 
 Sheep May Safely Graze: (Qt.) by Bach                             
o
 
 Ave Verum:            (Qt.)  by Mozart
o   Bach Double Mvt 2: (Qt.) by J. S. Bach
o
       Tramuari:               (Qt.) by Schumann
o
 
 Haydn Serenade: (Qt.) by Haydn
o
       Fantasia on Greensleeves: (Qt.) by Ralph Vaughn Williams
o
 
 Over the Rainbow:  (Qt.) by Harburg and Arlen
o    On Wings of Music: (duet)  Mendelssohn etc.
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Processionals
Seating of parents,
bridesmaids & flower girls, ring bearer bridal entrance:


The Quartet can play the opening to the standard Bridal March as an introduction to any of the following works as a cue for your audience to stand.

   o    Jesu Joy:                   (Qt.) by J. S. Bach
o   Air to Water Music:   (Qt.) by Handel
o
 
 Pachelbel Kanon:     (Qt.) by Pachelbel
o   Chopin Prelude:        (Qt.) by Chopin
o
 
 Ashokin Farewell:      (Qt.) by JayUngar
o
   Lullaby:                        (Qt.) by Hofeldt
o   Dona Nobis:                (Qt.) by Traditional
o   Ich Liebe Dich:           (Qt.) by Grieg
o
 
 Sheep May Safely Graze: (Qt.) by Bach
o
 
 Ave Verum:                  (Qt.) by Mozart
o   Bach Double Violin Concerto Mvt 2: (Qt.)  by J. S. Bach
o
       Tramuari:                       (Qt.) by Schumann
o
   
Haydn Serenade:         (Qt.) by Haydn
o
        Fantasia on Greensleeves: (Qt.) by Ralph Vaughn Williams
o
   
Over the Rainbow:       (Qt.) by Harburg and Arlen
o
   
Trumpet Voluntary:       (Qt.) by Clarke
o    Trumpet Tune:              (Qt.) by Purcell
o    Wedding March (traditional) (by Wagner) **
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popular recessionals: Exit music for bride and groom should joyful, triumphant, and up-beat.
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Wedding March traditional recessional (by Mendelssohn) **
o   Jesu Joy:                        (Qt.) by J. S. Bach
o   Rondeau:                        (Qt.) by J. Clarke
o
 
 Trumpet Voluntary:        (Qt.) by Handel
o   Trumpet Tune:               (Qt.) by Purcell
o
 
 Finale to Water Music:  (Qt.) by Handel
o
 
 Saint Anthony Chorale:  (Qt.) by Haydn
o   Air to Water Music:         (Qt.)  by Handel
o    On Wings of Music:        (duet)  by Mendelssohn
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During Ceremony:
c
ommunion, sand ceremony or Uuity candle
Most music appropriate for pre-wedding works well here. Also:
o   Serenade:                     (Qt.) by Schubert
o    The Swan:                     (Qt.) Saint Saens
o   Ave Maria:                     (Qt.) by Bach-Gounod
o   Ave Maria:                     (Qt.) by Schubert
o   Mio Babbino Caro:        (Qt.) by Puccini

Reception Line
Selections during the reception line should be more "up-beat."
o   Oh What a Beautiful Morning:(Qt.)by Rogers& Hammerstein
o
 
 Highlights From The Sound of:   (Qt.) by Rogers & Hammerstein
o   Country Club Rag:         (Qt.) by Scott Joplin
o   Ich Liebe Dich:                (Qt.) by Grieg
o
       
Waltz from Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings

Classical examples:
o    Eine Kleine Nacht Music: (Qt.) by Mozart
o   Ich Liebe Dich:                   (Qt.) by Grieg
o
   The Swan:                       (Qt.) Saint Saens
o    Schubert or other Serenades:
o        Waltz's
o        Fast movements from classical String Quartets.
o        Baroque Brandenburg type concertos or Corelli Sonata Da Chiesa. etc. (Brandenburg 3)
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The Reception
We recommend a mix of styles. Below are a few samples of mixed titles.
o   Oh What a Beautiful Morning:   (Qt.)  by Rogers and Hammerstein
o    Mio Babbino Caro:                       (Qt.)  by Puccini)
o
   
Highlights From The Sound of:  (Qt.) by Rogers and Hammerstein
o    Country Club Rag:                       (Qt.) by Scott Joplin
o
       
Waltz from Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings
o
        Syncopated Clock:                     by Leroy Anderson
o    Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago  (Qt.) by Maurice Jarre
o    Ich Liebe Dich:                              (Qt.) by Grieg
o
        Try to Remember:                      by Harvey Schmids
o
        
I Talk to the Trees:                    by Frederick Loewe
o    Brandenburg #3 Mvt. 1               (Qt.) by J. S. Bach
o
        Exodus (main theme)                 by Ernest Gold
o
 
      Paragon Rag                                by Scott Joplin
o        My Favorite Things                      by Richard Rogers
o
   
Ashokan Farewell                         (Qt.)by Jay Unger
o
   
Brahms Hungarian Dance # 5      (Qt.) by Brahms
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Dinner:
A string allows for comfortable background conversation and is the perfect complement to any dinner. 

Popular wedding sites frequented by our quartet include:
      o Sedona  o Mesa    o Tempe  o Paradise Valley  o Tucson o Prescott
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Troon   o Glendale  o Anthem o Fountain Hills    o Gilbert  o Chandler

New arrangements being added at this time.

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