(Closed) Jewish Wedding Music

posted 8 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well, you just can’t have the traditional Mendelssohn because he converted to Catholicism. We had a guitarist who played Air on the G String, Largo from Winter, Brandenberg #6, for various portions of the ceremony.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ditto on no Mendelssohn.  And no Wagner (“Here Comes the Bride”), because Wagner was the official musician of the Third Reich.

Some weddings use specifically Jewish music, e.g., “Dodi Li” or “Erev Shel Shoshanim.”

We wanted classical music–but not Wagner or Mendelssohn.  We used “Air,” from Water Music, by Handel, as the processional for everyone but us.  The bridal processional was “La Rejouissance (Music For the Royal Fireworks),” also by Handel.

You can find all of the music we used at our ceremony (with videos, so you can hear what it sounds like) at this link.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I am using Erev Shel Shoshanim – I love it!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey

My husband composed the music for our processional, but had he not, we probably would have had a string quartet play their version of something modern, like the Cure’s Love Song or a Springsteen ballad.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We did Dodi Li for when i walked in, and Siman Tov u Mazel Tov for when we walked out.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we’re planning on doing an instrumental version of something modern-ish

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