Post # 1
My fiance and I are kind of off-beat vintagey folks. Our reception will feature folk music, some hipster stuff like ingrid michaelson and the weepies and maybe a few jazz classics. I always assumed we’d do something a little offbeat for ceremony music–my reverend says “not so!”
We’re getting married in a BEAUTIFUL Episcopal church. The catch: all of our music must be holy music (hymns, etc) or classical. There’s an organ, but we don’t have to use it. I think I’d rather use strings… but not sure.
I listen to NPR a lot, so I do get a good dose of classical music exposure, but in my 20 years of being a liberal, granola crunching, NPR listening hippie have I EVER heard a piece of classical music or hymn that I’d want to walk to.
SUGGESTIONS! please. 🙂
Post # 3
Can it be Christian music? Or does it have to be a slow hymn? Because there’s lots of “clean” music that isn’t neccessarily boring. If you need help finding some, let me know.
Post # 4
Hymns meaning historically spiritual music, not popular/contemporary Christian. I’m sure spiritual music from other religions would be fine, too.
Post # 5
To be totally stereo-typical, there’s always Pachabel’s Canon in D. I happen to love the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria. I’m sure some other bees will have some great ideas for you as well!
Post # 6
Good site that includes a long list, samples, and lyrics!
ETA: Oops! Looks like you have to pay for the samples. But you can still see the list and lyrics, and can probably listen to samples on Amazon or iTunes.
Post # 7
Our wedding used the organ and it was SOOOO moving. If you’re interested I can post the songs we used… it was so beautiful but not like too churchy or anything.
Post # 8
What about the Vitamin String Quartet? They play all sorts of music, but with, as the name suggests, a string quartet. It’s pretty cool actually; they even do a version of Chasing Cars.
Have you thought about songs off soundtracks? Like “Stars and Butterflies” from Pride and Prejudice (2005)? Or “Comptine D’Un Autre Ete – L’Apres Midi”, and “La Valse D’Amelie (piano version)” from Amélie?
Post # 9
Kater, I love all of those ideas, and that’s what I would do… I love VSQ and listen to the PP soundtrack. I think it has to be historical classical music, though. We can’t use anything modern.
Post # 10
One of Vivaldi’s “four seasons” pieces- or Handel’s “Fireworks” or “Watermusic”