Post # 1
Any musical bees out there know of any good songs for a flutist to play at a ceremony?
Back story: my aunt is a music teacher and talented flutist. Recently she asked me for songs to play so she can practice before the big day. I do not have any songs in particular I would like her to play for everyone. And I was thinking of having her play whatever she wanted before the ceremony when people are being seated – and then have her sit and enjoy the ceremony. But is this rude? When does special music typically get played?
If she plays before the ceremony she can play whatever she is most comfortable with. If she plays during the ceremony, does anyone have a song to recommend?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I don’t know much about flute music, so I can’t help too much. Why not go to a music store (sheet music, not CDs) and see what they recommend. Usually they’re very knowledgeable on that sort of thing. At the very least they could show you to the flute section and you can see if anything catches your eye.
Post # 4
I’m assuming she means for the processional, bride’s entrance, and recessional– were you planning on having something else played for that (like a CD)?
To get some ideas, you can take a look at the websites of professional wedding flutists to see what songs can typically be played in flute and are good for weddings.
Here are some sites that may be helpful:
Post # 5
@Ohiogal1201: I would ask her to choose! One of my bridesmaids is a professional singer and she is singing during our ceremony – I asked her opinion about suitable pieces (since she knows far more music than I ever will) and she came up with something perfect!
Post # 6
I was actually thinking of having her play for about 15 minutes before the processional even started. There is a piano player who will can play for our wedding processional if we want him to play. I just wanted my aunt to be able to enjoy the entire ceremony.
Great idea on the wedding websites. I will check them out.
Post # 7
Great idea too. I can ask her what she would like and go from there. Thanks for the input.