(Closed) Music Guru’s Help Needed

posted 11 years ago in Music
Post # 4
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Try Ave Maria (either Bach or Schubert); "One Hand, One Heart" from West Side Story.  And actually, even if your singers are busy I’m sure they will at least be able to offer suggestions if you ask.  There’s also a series of anthologies that should be pretty easy to find at a music store or even on Amazon "the Wedding Collection" compiled and edited by Richard Walters, published by Hal Leonard.  Make sure you get the one for the right  "voice type" and this way you can see the words clearly.


Good luck!!

Post # 5
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with cherrytomato1. Most musicians know good songs to sing from their repretoire library. And I am sure they will ask their prof’s for some suggestions as well. Honestly: Mozart, Oratorios of Haeden, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Mendelsson wrote church song’s (to name a few composer’s) But they tend to utilize organs which can be substituted with a piano… 

But if you have something in particular that you like you can mention it to them. Here area few suggestions that aren’t necessarily christian though…

Solo Amore (I played this for my friends wedding… as people were being seated- just as background music) **this one might work for your purposes….

Berlioz- from Les Troyens

Papagana/Papagano standard repretoire for any musician. Playful and about love. this could be a good end tune for them to sing as the ceremony is completed and the guests are departing…

the Prayer

too bad you don’t have two girls to sing the Flower Duet

La Ci darem la mano this version I found is a bit slow… but you will recognize it starting @3:17 hopefully…

honestly, trust your singers. Have them give you some tunes or recordings that they think will be good for your purposes and choose from those. If they are grad students- let alone good musicians (which I am sure they are) they will have a good foundation of what to choose from for you. 

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