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Uuuggggh. I forgot to even post about this during all the stuff that has gone on this week.
The minister of music called friday and asked about my music choices. He said that we could have either classical played or else religious. I was like ????? I mean, I had my heart set on walking down the aisle to “Georgia On My Mind” to strings.
So now it’s back to square one. Even old standards (Ray Charles is apparently too progressive)are out of the question for this church. He suggested a song that was recently played for a bride and I went and you-tube’d it and was like…uuugh. As an encore bride, I am def not coming down the aisle to the traditional wedding march at all, and don’t want the usual suspects either.
I guess it’s back to the drawing boards next week to find some music.
Has your church given strict stipulations about which type of music you can have during your ceremony? Any suggestions for classical or somewhat classical?
Post # 3
We’re having a civil ceremony and for the entire ceremony we aren’t allowed to reference religion at all! Usually it applies just to readings but depending on the district you’re in that can also mean music! A friend of mine who recently got married wanted to walk in to “Angels” by Robbie Williams (which is about relationships) and they wouldn’t allow it because it could be taken as religious! So I do feel for you. If I think of anything I’ll let you know.
Check out some work by Strauss and Verdi though. They have some gorgeous pieces.
Post # 4
I just remembered a piece I loved in college (thank you music appreciation), Clair De Lune by Debussy). It’s really pretty and is about a girl in the moonlight. The main street where we’re staying on is Via de Luna (which means way of the moon).
It’s pretty, but I’m going to have to really dig into this. Thanks littlemissmoo for your thoughts too and I appreciate the help. Hope all goes great w/your venue too!
Post # 5
Here’s a list of songs that was given to me by our musician for our wedding ceremony.
Trumpet Tune Performed by Henry Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary Performed by Clarke
Prelude From Te Deum Performed by Charpentier
La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks Music Performed by George Frideric Handel
Rondeau Performed by Jean-Joseph Mouret
Air On The G String Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Wedding CHorus Performed by Richard Wagner
Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba Performed by George Frideric Handel
Air, Bourree, and Hornpipe from Water Music in F Performed by George Frideric Handel
Hornpipe from Water Music in D Performed by George Frideric Handel
Ave Maria Performed by Franz Schubert
Canon Performed by Johann Pachelbel
Sheep May Safely Graze Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Wachet Auf Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Largo from the Four Seasons Performed by Antonio Vivaldi
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Ode to Joy Performed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Meditation From Thais Performed by Jules Massenet
Arioso Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Post # 6
Ooh, Clair de Lune is beautiful! The Viennese Symphonic Orchestra put out some great CDs of music – they might be a bit fast though, I think it’s mainly waltzes.
Post # 7
@Evabostonterrier: Thanks! Btw, do you have a boston? I’ve got one and he’s a cutie too! When we’re out of town (leaving in a few hours) I now have something to research!
@littlemissmoo: Thanks too. I will see what they have as per songs.
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@bellenga – Yes, we have a boston – she’s really tiny – about 10 pounds. Boston terriers are just so cute!