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messageClassical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Louisa 14 July, 2015 16:11

Can anyone offer advice on a good piece of classical music to walk down the aisle to? Me and my friend are stumped. Her daughter knows nothing about classical and neither do we. She's got a friend with a violin who's offered to play at the ceremony. I would research it but know little to nothing about classical music. Any help much appreciated. So far we have come up with Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring? Bach is it?

Louisa.

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Loz 14 July, 2015 16:32

Any reason why classical, rather than something more modern with a classical feel? We used recorded music from a string quartet doing modern numbers and it was rather nice. Why not take a suitable more recent song he and she actually like and get the violinist to play it?

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by sophie_e_down 14 July, 2015 19:33

Canon in D by Pachebel.

We had this for ours, so romantic.

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by DulwichFox 14 July, 2015 19:45

There are a lot of classical walk down the aisle tunes.

They need to be short..

Here is a dramatic piece.. of course it will be a personal choice..



Rondeau (Mouret) Wedding Music Recessional or Postlude

Has a bit of a Tudor edge to it. ??


DulwichFox



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messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Otta 14 July, 2015 19:47

sophie_e_down Wrote:
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> Canon in D by Pachebel.
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> We had this for ours, so romantic.


This was my first thought when I saw the thread title.

Or for something more grand, Arrival of the queen of sheeba

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Loz 14 July, 2015 19:58

sophie_e_down Wrote:
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> Canon in D by Pachebel.
>
> We had this for ours, so romantic.

Just found that on You Tube. That's one of those songs I've heard many times but never knew the name of!

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Drxyster 14 July, 2015 21:51

Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by LadyNorwood 14 July, 2015 21:57

I walked in to "Misty" them we walked out to "What A Wonderful World" - both classics if not classical....

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by uncleglen 14 July, 2015 22:13

Nothing wrong with Mendelssohn
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messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by goosey-goosey 14 July, 2015 23:36

Louisa, yes JJoMD is by JS Bach. Although the whole piece is a bit long for a walk down the aisle, it's a simple, repetitive melody so your friend can probably shorten the solo violin part easily enough, assuming it's published (which I think it is).

How about a bit of Vivaldi?

Live music at a wedding. It's the best!

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by ahfy1212 15 July, 2015 01:43

For walking out you can try prokofiev symphony no. 1 first movement for something refreshing.

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Otta 15 July, 2015 09:11

For comedy value.
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messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Otta 15 July, 2015 09:13

Please please please walk in to this

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messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by nashoi 15 July, 2015 09:29

Or maybe a bit of Tchaikovsky to keep it light

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messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Louisa 15 July, 2015 09:42

Thank you all for the suggestions. Plenty here for them to be getting on with. It's always annoying with classical, you read the name of the piece and the composer and remain blank faced, listen to it for a split second and you know exactly what it is. Whatever she chooses, it's got to be shortened as goosey pointed out, and be suitable for solo violin. I'll keep you posted. Keep suggestions coming though please.

Louisa.

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by uncleglen 15 July, 2015 14:56

Chanson de Matin by Elgar sends shivers up my spine and is 3:35 and for violin and the piano accompaniment is easy
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messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Sue 15 July, 2015 23:06

I second "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" smiling smiley

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by KalamityKel 16 July, 2015 07:19

Assuming it's a recording you're after... for a bit of a twist check out the piano guys - some of their arrangements are fab :-)

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by ££££ 16 July, 2015 07:48

Anything but the 'Four Fooking Seasons'

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Otta 16 July, 2015 10:52

The 4 seasons would last about 45 minutes, so possibly a bit on the long side.

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by 'bout now 16 July, 2015 13:31

Carmina Burana.

Just to see the look on the Groom's face...........

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Loz 16 July, 2015 14:08

Flight of the Valkyries? big grin

Though it maybe difficult and somewhat lose the effect with just one violin.

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by goosey-goosey 16 July, 2015 22:50

Vivaldi's Four Seasonings. No, no, no, no.

His violin or mandolin concertos. The slow movements should be easy to transcribe and play. Famous last words.

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Otta 17 July, 2015 09:29

People talk about the four seasons like it's one piece of music.

Listen to this from 3:23


messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Nicla 17 July, 2015 10:20

I love this - Fauré Berceuse for violin and piano

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It's possibly a bit melancholy for a wedding entrance though.

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by JDR 17 July, 2015 23:13

Just to say it depends if religious venue or not!
Also, when signing the registry is when soloist can come into their own as it takes several minutes unlike the walk down the aisle

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Trom 18 July, 2015 07:03

The wedding March from the sound of music.

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by Charlie1471 27 July, 2015 21:57

Great choice. I had this also.

messageRe: Classical music for a wedding - suggestions please
Posted by B&G 28 July, 2015 11:00

Otta - Carmina Burana. LOL.


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