- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I’m exhausted and overwhelmed looking at piano music sheets! I decided to veto Lohengrin, Mendelsohn (for Wedding March) and Pachelbel’s Canon in D; I’m mostly afraid that the Bridal March will trigger my mom and I to cry while entering the ceremony, without the presence of my late father; hence, I want to avoid these 3 songs altogether.
I’m classically trained in music, so I do appreciate classical music.
I absolutely love jazz, but also adore songs from 1940s to 1970s (aka Oldies).
My problem: I can’t decide!
If the music is rare/difficult to obtain via CD/MP3, I probably would play a recorded version on piano. So, here’s me trying to plan ahead of time in case I would have to play and record a song to walk down to.
Option A: Classical
My favourite classical music composers have always been: Vivaldi, Handel, Chopin, Debussy, Mozart, and Beethoven. There are many others that I like too, but their names escape my memory. Though technically speaking, Debussy is borderline contemporary.
Option B: Jazz
My favourite jazz musicians of all times: Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Django Reinhardt (gypsy jazz-ish), Glen Miller, Benny Goodman — just to name a handful.
Option C: Rock
It could be surf rock, which would then be either the Shadows, the Ventures, Johnny & the Hurricanes, the Tornadoes; etc.
Pink Floyd, Beatles, Cat Stevens, Buddy Holly; etc.
Option D: Other Genre
Feel free to suggest music not from A, B, or C! I’m always open to music I have never heard as long as I can relate to it. 🙂
Could you please help suggest Bridal March alternatives? It doesn’t have to be instrumental. 🙂 Thanks in advance!