(Closed) Bride processional-

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
Hostess
23620 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

a little but i think it could be beautiful! (I’m a pianist..)

Post # 5
Hostess
23620 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@snobunyz24: So i’m actually struggling with this same idea right now! I’m a classical pianist myself, but love non traditional wedding music.  I’m thinking along the lines of what you are too.  LOVE here there everywhere. 🙂 And Ave Maria? Beautiful.  I love your thoughts!

Post # 7
Hostess
23620 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@snobunyz24: OMG you have no idea the pressure i’m feeling!! Haha!  So, we have no piano at my venue, so a friend of mine has banded together a string quartet for us.  But, unfortunately, everything I love is not necessarily string quartet, and on top of that, I’ve ruled out everything “traditional” in wedding classics – no canon in d, wedding march, etc.

So far, we’ve been thinking about:

Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart for the parents’ entrance

Jupiter Chorale from Holst The Planets for bridal party entrance

Portuguese love theme from Love Actually soundtrack for bridal entrance…

None of these are traditionally string quartet, so i’m looking into arrangements and the like. 🙂

Post # 8
Member
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think Moonlight Sonata is a little too sad, personally.  I would swap them; use Moonlight for the prelude, and the Mozart “march” for your processional.  But start the Mozart at 0:29 in the youtube clip.  It is, again, brighter and a more attention-getting clip.

I just don’t think you want something in a minor key, which is all about playing with musical tension, for a bridal processional.  I am saying this as someone who LOVES the Romantic period piano genre, and studied the piano for 10 years.  Moonlight is a beautiful piece of music but it’s sad and introspective, which is not what a wedding processional should be about.

Did you know that the Mozart “march” in your youtube link is actually from the wedding scene in Marriage of Figaro?!  We are using a bagpiper for our outdoor processional and recessional — not really my first choice of instrument but the bagpiper is my fiance’s oldest friend so it is a very personal thing for him to do — but if we weren’t, I was planning to use exactly that piece for my processional!

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