Post # 1
We are having a string quartet, and I don’t want just your average songs (Cannon in D, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, etc). While, these songs are beautiful, I want unique choices. Anyone else a music-y person who put a lot of thought into what songs were chosen for processional, ceremony, recessional, etc. I want unique music, classy, beautiful, etc. Help me out!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Post # 3
@abigailelizabeth919: We are having a string trio at our wedding, and we have decided that the bridal party will be walkng down the aisle to Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard. Here is a link to what it sounds like by a string quartet! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8bXKE-V2Qc
Post # 4
Here is a good link for different types of ceremony music: http://www.heartstringsquartet.yolasite.com/ceremony-plans.php
Good musicians should be able to offer you choices from classical or contemporary music.
Non-traditional music seems to be trending these days. Some of our most often requested songs include:
Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve)
Bless the Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Clocks, Paradise, Viva la Vida (Coldplay)
Don’t Stop Believing & Open Arms (Journey)
Hallelujah (Cohen) from ‘Shrek’
I Do (Colbie Caillate)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Marry Me (Train)
Palladio ‘Diamond Music’ (Karl Jenkins)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
Hope this gives you some ideas!
Post # 5
I’m having chordal song set to woodwgang trio and solo vocalist for my processional and that’s easy to do for quartet, so they probably would not even charge. Keep in mind that emsembles have a repertoire Andreas reason though – they havto a arrange any song that is not written for or commonly played in their instrumentation which is a lot of work, and then they have to learn and rehearse it. the you give them a bunch of songs off of their list, it could cost a lot of money, or may not be possible.
i went with a classical chamber ensemble that has a bunch of Irish tunes, American fiddle tunes, and ragtime, to punch uyurts usual classical list. If you could link to their repertoire list, we could get a better feel for theiso style and flexibility!
Post # 6
@abigailelizabeth919: We had a string quartet play the songs like Clair de Lune and Canon In D at the church and then modern things at the venue, they had a large playlist. If you want it to be unique and reprsentative of you choose music you like