(Closed) Processional – will canon in d work?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I used to play in a string quartet and have seen plenty of entrances where Pachabel’s Cannon in D is played for both the BMs and bride.  If you like it and it’s what you dreamed of, go for it!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You can just have your officiant say “please stand”, although my guess is that most guests will automatically know to stand up when they see you start you walk.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think sometimes there is a pause too – not a pause in the music, just a pause between the last bridesmaid walking and YOU coming in. So everyone is kind of left in anticipation as the music swells…. I love Canon in D, it’s classic!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used to play at some weddings, and this was one of the most requested songs.  I say for sure you can use it for everybody, and is what I’m planning to do.  I’ve wanted for my wedding since I started playing in band when I was 12 and thought would be soooo original with this little known song.   haha

It starts out really quietly, and then kind of swells.  That’s when I’m planning to start my walk.  There are several places that it feels natural that the song gets more special, so you just have to pick one.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

or to make it different you could always leave out the first 16 bars for you when you walk down the aisle and the rest for the bridesmaid processional…

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

That was my wedding party’s processional –very common.  My musicans said it’s perfect b/c it has 8 bars and can basically stop short OR REPEAT indefinitely w/o raising an eyebrow.  It’s perfect.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I want to do this song too but I’m just nervous that the part I want to walk out for (the really dramatic part) is too far into it… I only have 4 BMs and even if we have all of the groomsmen and groom, BMs and ring bearer and officiant walk out during that song, will it be too long before I come out?? PLEASE HELP! I want to come out at the part that is 5:15-5:24 of the version done by English Chamber Orchestra… is that too long?  How long do processionals normally take?  

We have:

4 BMs, 4 Groomsmen, 1 groom (obvi), officiant, ring bearer (no flower girl), mother of bride and that’s pretty much it…

 

please please please send me some advice 🙂

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This is my exact concern as well!  Trying to decide if I will use it for everyone or just myself!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used the same song for the BMs and myself. I think it actually works out better because by the time it’s your turn to walk, the song has started to swell nicely to its climax. By The Way Canon in D is gorgeous

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

My daughter is using Canon in D for the processional and then Canon in D Dubstep for the recessional.  She’s a dancer and they dance to a lot of dubstep music.  She thought it would be fun and funny.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Just to clarify, NBA dancer.

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