(Closed) post and pre ceremony music- help!

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Hmmm. They are working for you. So if I were you I would demand a list of suggested songs that they can play. Do you have to provide the sheet music too?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We used a harpist and following are the songs that I requested she play.  Most all of these can be done on violin and guitar, I would think, since all are string instruments.  You’ll notice our taste is more classical than contemporary…

Guest Seating — Air on the G string, Somewhere over the Rainbow
Seating of Mothers — Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bridal Procession — Canon in D
Recessional — Trumpet Voluntary

All of these songs can be heard on youtube if you are not familiar with them.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

What about Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)? That has some great violin in it. Another option might be to have them play along with recorded music, so they don’t have to carry the song, just add to it.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I would honestly be concerned if I hired musicians, asked for a song list, and only got three songs!  We hired a string quartet for our ceremony, and their song list was probably 200 songs long.  How did you find them?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

FYI – here’s my string quartet’s website, which has their song list.  You may be able to get some ideas from that list.  http://www.haasequartet.com/

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I’m a wedding musician (violin and guitar etc) and we have lists of hundreds of songs and instrumentals! there’s something fishy about this. If they can’t give a real list, maybe you should unhire them and find somebody else. I think the Playford Country Dances are really beautiful for prelude and postlude – they’re from the 17th-18th century and are sort of between classical and folk music. they lay very well on guitar and fiddle.

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