(Closed) Now I know why everyone picks Pachabel's Canon….

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Helen Jane Long has a lot of beautiful, classical pieces.  I wanted to walk down to Aviator, but the sheet music wasn’t available at the time, so I picked Expressions.

I’m also a fan of Song for Sienna by Brain Crain.

Post # 17
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Busy bee

catgirl:  I love this! do you think there is a string duet version? I can only find that one you linked to. 🙁

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

Are you working with a wedding musician? There are literally hundreds and hundreds of processionals that are available. 

If you use live music you will be able todevelop a music program that will be unique to your ceremony, and the fee will be lower than many other services in your wedding. 

A guitarist, pianist, or harpist who advertises as a wedding musician will have access to many pieces for you to choose from. 

Ask around!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

When Darling Husband and I first got engaged I wanted the bridesmaids to walk down to Pachabel’s Cannon and I was going to walk down to River Flows In You. But then I heard wanted by Hunter Hayes on the radio and I just couldn’t stop crying. I knew it was the song I was going to walk down the aisle to. So I went from wanting something traditional, to wanting something completely different.

Post # 20
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Honey bee

For my daughter’s wedding, she chose Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, for the procession of the bridal party (4 men, 6 women, F/G & R/B – 2 best men already at the altar with groom).               

She and her father and I entered with Handel’s “Royal Fireworks IV.” I have a “Best of Handel” CD, that I always play in my car. Very triumphant music!

The entire bridal party recessed to “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba,” from Handel’s “Solomon.” There were 2 trumpets playing and a keyboardist/pianist.

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

ugh its so over done though. you can find great classical or acoustic versions of any song. 

I walked down the aisle to an accoustic version of Somebody to Love by Queen!!

I loved it. 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My husband’s uncle is a professional classical guitarist and he played our ceremony music. We all walked in to a Milanese march. If you want something different try looking at renaissance era marches, they are literally written as ‘walking in’ music .

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We used The Water is Wide.  It was supposed to be played on the bagpipes by a good friend, but he couldn’t make it to the wedding at the last minute so we used a recording.

I would look into something by Vivaldi if you want a light, Baroque feel but don’t want to use Pachelbel.

And, I can’t comment on Pachelbel without sharing this link!

Post # 25
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hi! This is my first post – I’m so excited! Anyway – I used Canon for flower girls and ring bearer (didn’t have bridesmaids) and I walked down to Bach’s Arioso. It was gorgeous. This was played on a harp. I knew I wanted Canon because it’s so classic but I also wanted something just a little different for me to walk to. 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Rose214:  I used “Prelude to the Te Deum” by Marc Charpentier – had an organist and trumpeter.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I had every intention of walking down the aisle to Canon in D as well but then I heard Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and its in one of my Fiance and I’s favorite movie, so I decided on that! But I think if you like Canon in D, then go for it! It’s popular for a reason lol

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Rose214:  I’m walking down to an instrumental version of one of my favorite songs. My backup is Canon by Pachbel. 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I walked in to the Hornpipe in D from Handel’s Water Music. It was the only song which made Darling Husband look up and say “that’s nice!”

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yep, we used Pachebel’s Canon in D.  Classic and beautiful.  It was the song my parents got married to as well, and I know they still really treasure that song for that reason, so it was a little surprise for them as we were walking down the aisle.

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