Post # 1
I’m having trouble finding the right bridal processional – I’m a professional musician and I don’t want any of the usual stuff. One of my favorite tunes is Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland. Do you think this would work as a bridal processional or would it be too weird?
Post # 3
i think it’s a beautiful song! i just youtubed it to hear it and there was someone who posted that it was their wedding song so clearly you’re not the only one 😛
but no i think it’s really nice. it’s soft, and has good dynamics which will help with the suspense and emotions, but it’s also joyful, which is what a wedding day should be.
Post # 4
I hear exactly what you’re saying (our processional is New Slang by the Shins) and I think your song is lovely and really does have that “air” to it. :o)
Post # 5
My mom walked to that!!!!
She married her late in 2000. His 12yr old daughter played it on the paino.
It’s a great song ..use it! 🙂
Post # 6
That’s a beautiful choice! Go for it!
Post # 7
Whereas you are a professional musician, I think you should go with what speaks to you. Would you think it appropriate for someone else’s wedding? Would you agree to play it if someone else asked you play it for their wedding?
If the answer is yes, go for it!
I don’t think it would be weird at all. Ask yourself if you used the word ‘weired” because you are questioning yourself because it’s non traditional for a processional or because you’re not certain of the tune and how you feel walking down the aisle to it.
If you feel weird, it’s weird. If you feel it speaks to you, and you feel great about yourself walking to it, then that’s your song!
I’ve been to several weddings lately and the trend is music generally not associated with weddings per se. In the past I’ve heard Greensleeves. There is no right or wrong about music selection. It’s about you and how you feel when you hear the melody.
Post # 8
I think Simple Gifts works especially one. It’s not a usual processional piece so to speak but it was based off the Shaker hymn/dance “Simple Gifts” so if anyone questions your use of it in the ceremony you always have that to lean back on.
After marching to it for a season, I can safetly say you would have to try to get off beat with it, very easy to time your walk that way.
Post # 9
I think “Simple Gifts” would be a very sweet choice.