Post # 1
Does anyone have any suggestions for non-traditional, but still classical music for the processional, prelude, recessional etc during the ceremony? My fiance and I want to stay away from the traditional classic songs that are very frequently used (like Canon in D and the Wedding March, etc). These are all beautiful pieces, but we want to be a little more distinctive in the music selection.
Right now I’m toying with using parts of the score from the movie Pride and Prejudice (the Keira Knightly one, not the BBC version).
Any thoughts? What songs/pieces are you all using for your ceremony music?
Post # 3
We used the Hawaiian version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow for the bridal party entrance and I used the theme song to the Princess Bride “Storybook Love” for my entrance. It is a beautiful instrumental piece 🙂
Post # 4
ok just stumbled across this as i looked at posts from other denverites (argh, can’t make the meetup, oh well!) i don’t know if you have already figured all this out but…
check out barber’s adagio for strings for prelude. f-ing amazing.
lakme flower duet (this can be played with two string players)
the lord’s prayer, malotte
dvorak…love love love dvorak
we also had a bride do one of holst’s “planets,” i want to say jupiter….
also, west side story’s one hand, one heart is sweet and beautiful…i don’t like sappy stuff and i stinkin love it.
a lot of this stuff is vocal (but most of it can be found instrumental only), because i am a vocalist…but there is a lot out there, you just have to look!
Post # 5
oh and some of stravinsky’s work…
Post # 6
You might want to check out our Ceremony Music page. It has videos of each of our selections. They were all classical, but there was no “Here Comes the Bride,” “Wedding March,” or “Cannon in D.”