Post # 1
I have hired a cellist to play at our ceremony and she’s suggested some pieces that are pretty, but you hear them all the time at weddings or even worse, on TV commercials (cars, pasta, etc.) I really don’t want to walk down the isle and have people start thinking about Barilla pasta.
So, does anyone have ideas for some classical but non-traditional wedding music that could be played instead? Perhaps certain movements of concertos? I want something unique and beatiful to walk down the isle to and something joyous for the recessional.
Any cellists or string musicians out there who could comment?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Oh, I played the cello growing up. Looooove the sound of the cello.
I’d recommend any of the Bach cello suites — really well-known among cellists, but fresh and new and beautiful for people unfamiliar with strings. I purchased Pablo Casale’s old recordings off of iTunes for $20…you can listen to them ALL and select which one(s) you like best!
Post # 4
If you really want unique you could go with the Apocalyptica style of Cello music. But in all seriousness, Bach is great and I’d say go to iTunes or Amazon Music and listen to some cello. Nice choice, I couldn’t convince my Mom to play at the ceremony.