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Wedding Ceremony Music Suggestions

January 9, 2017

Wedding Ceremony Music Suggestions

Below is a list of suggested pieces from Hannah’s repertoire for each part of the ceremony. This is not a comprehensive list, merely a guide from which a couple might go about choosing the music they want to make their ceremony special. See wedding ceremony music for more details about hiring Hannah to play in your wedding.

Prelude: A mixture of Classical and Celtic selections. (10-15 minutes)

Processional Suggestions:

  • Canon in D, Johannes Pachelbel
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S. Bach (also recessional)
  • Prelude in C, Bach
  • Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke (also a lovely recessional)
  • Greensleeves, Trad. English
  • Bridal March from Lohengrin (Here Comes the Bride), R. Wagner
  • Prelude in C, J.S. Bach
  • A Time for Us, From “Romeo and Juliet,” Music by Nino Rota

Recessional Suggestions: 

  • Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desirings, J.S. Bach
  • Wedding March (From “A Midsummer Night’s Dream), F. Mendelssohn
  • Spring, Opus 8, No. 1, Vivaldi
  • Mairi’s Wedding, Traditional Irish
  • The Star of the County Down, Traditional Irish
  • Purple Heather/Princess Nancy—Traditional Irish Jigs
  • Flatwater Fran, Waltz, Trad. Scottish

Unity Candle or Special Music Suggestions:

  • Ave Maria, Schubert
  • A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
  • Be Thou My Vision, Trad. Irish (Recessional or Unity Candle)
  • The Gentle Light that Wakes Me, Phil Cunningham (modern Scottish tune)
  • Moon River, From Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Sunrise, Sunset, Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof)