(Closed) I Found my Processional Song!!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@kmsw:  Awesome! SO glad you found something you love!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Very pretty!! I’m not sure about length of songs though…I’d like to know myself

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I would talk with your musicians and come up with a working plan. One of the reasons Canon in D is so popular is because it’s a canon – it has a repeating “theme & variation” structure so it’s pretty easy to adjust the length and you can bring it to a nice close pretty much anywhere. With other pieces, it can be trickier to find natural-sounding cutoffs, so that’s why they’re less commonly used as processionals – it still can be done, though.

If you can get to your venue and get even a rough timing for how long it’s going to take you to walk down the aisle, that would be helpful. Is this one for just you, or for the entire bridal party?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

As a wedding musician myself I can answer this for you 🙂 yes, the song would be cut short. The processional would begin, you would take your walk and the musicians should gracefully end the piece once you reach the alter. If they’ve done weddings before they’ll definitely be used to this, and they’ll make it sound as if the song was supposed to end there. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Oh and I should add that you shouldn’t need to worry about the actual time it takes to walk down the aisle. So many factors could change when you actually do it (you walk slower or faster, your train needs a last minute adjusting, etc…) that having the musicians actually select a cut off time before the day would be pointless. If they know what they’re doing it should be no issue!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@kmsw:  no problem 🙂

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