(Closed) Jewish brides,what ceremony music did you use?

posted 6 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@classyashley:  I was having a similar dilemma. However, Father-In-Law requested a specific cantor do the processional so I left it up to him. I told him to make an arrangement that was modern, the only song I decided was the one I walked out to which was not Jewish at all (Clair de Lune).

If I were you, I would do what feels right to you. Remember, this is your wedding, nobody should make those decisions for you. You certainly shouldn’t feel obigated to use Jewish music because your rabbi recomended it. Maybe just end with simon T’ov and leave it at that!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The wedding party processed to the Bach Arioso

I walked to the Meditation from Thais

Circled to Song of Songs

Simon Tov for the recessional

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

This is very helpful. I’m also trying to sort this out and have one table of “religious” relatives so my mom asked me to play some “Jewish songs” during dancing. Anyone have any suggestions?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We avoided music from Wagner (official musician to the Third Reich) and Mendelssohn (a Jewish convert to Christianity), but otherwise used classical music that was not specifically Jewish.  Our selections were:

Preludes:

Beethoven, Moonlight Sonata
Bach, Arioso Cantata 156
Chopin, Nocturne In E Flat Major, Op.9 No.2

Processional:

Handel, Air from Water Music

Bridal Processional:

Handel, Music for the Royal Fireworks IV: La Rejouissance

Ketubah Signing:

Shostakovich, Jazz Suite No. 2: VI. Waltz 2 – Part 6/8
Shostakovich, Jazz Suite No. 2: IV. Waltz 1 – Part 4/8
Shostakovich, Jazz Suite No. 2: II. Lyric Waltz – Part 2/8

Recessional:

Vivaldi, Spring from the Four Seasons

Postlude:

Mozart, Sonata in C major

Videos of all of our ceremony music can be found at this link.

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