(Closed) Canon in D

posted 6 years ago in Music
  • poll: Canon in D during bridal party procession
    Yay : (84 votes)
    82 %
    Nay : (19 votes)
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  • Post # 17
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I used it for my entrance so I say go for it

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I personally love it and will likely use it as well. I prefer to think of it as a time-honored classic rather than overused

    Post # 19
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Sometimes things are popular for a reason.  If you like it, do it. 

    I didn’t feel like choosing music for my ceremony so I told the guitarist to play whatever he thought was best.  He played Cannon in D for my entrance and it was absolutely lovely.  If I’d chosen mysic myself I’d probably have driven myself insane trying to choose something that was cool, but not too popular, but appropriate, etc etc etc.  You know what?  Choosing a first dance song is enough work. 

    IMO there is a differnce beween being “overdone” and being “traditional.”  Overdone is when you particiapte in a trend that’s gotten too big.  Cannon in D falls squarely into the traditional category. 

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I love it.  We’ve chosen a piano only version. 

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If you love it, go for it.  But personally, that song drives me batty and it’s everywhere.  There are so many other gorgeous pieces of classical music out there to pick from, but everyone goes to Canon in D.  And I say that as someone who worked in music for a while.  However, it’s your wedding and if you want it, then play it.  Simple enough.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee

    I grew up with so much classical music in the home but this was always my special song so I’m using it. Always knew I would. Didn’t even find out until I was like 20 how often it’s used.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I say yes!!

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @cbgg:  That is probably the best explanation of traditional vs. overdone, I was on the fence about using Air on the G String but now I think I will go ahead with it.  🙂

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think it’s nice.  It was played at my wedding.  However, it was played on an organ and the day after my grandma-in-law was like “Oh my dear, that music was so severe!” lol

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    @biasstarfish:  Love it! Don’t tell them that you are a cellist too.. Ha, Ha!

     

    I was classically trained as a pianist, so I have been exposed to many composers. I am considering using Jonathan Cain’s adaptation of the Bridal March. (He was from the band Journey) Either Cain’s version or this version on YouTube. My other choice would easily have been Vivaldi’s Spring, but with guitars.

     

    @pinkrose23:  If you want a piano only version, here’s a contemporary take on Canon in D:
    http://www.pianodj.co.uk/recording-wedding-pianist-bridal-canon-for-wedding-march-miranda-wong.html

     

    Post # 28
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Yay. I’m going to use it.

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee

    I just walked my daughter down the aisle in December to Canon in D, which she had planned to use since she fell in love with it in her early teens.  We did use other music for the rest of the bridal party – the hymn For the Beauty of the Earth for groom’s mom and grandmothers, Heroes by Michael W. Smith for the guys, Emmanuel Sacred Ground by Chris Tomlin (I think?) for the bridesmaids, and Butterfly Waltz for flower girls.  The traditional vs. overused debate will rage forever; choose what you want to remember all your life as your wedding music.  I know that whenever we hear Canon in D in the future, we will both remember that magical moment that the church doors opened and we stepped into an aisle lined with candles and all the significant people in our lives.  All pieces listed above were played on a grand piano.  She also used “Joy to the World” as their recessional, but had it played on the huge pipe organ in my church, which was a perfect way to finish a wedding five days before Christmas.  Again, I know that when they hear it played in years to come, it will bring back those memories again and again.  I noticed in church on Christmas Eve that when it was played, they grinned at each other and immediately grabbed for the other’s hand. 

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I love Canon in D!

    I don’t love how it always makes me cry, so right now I’m thinking I’m going to be walking into the Piano Guys’ version – Rockabel’s Canon. 

    But I’ve changed my mind a billion and one times, so who knows?

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