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Wedding Music

Processionals and Recessionals
The following are some examples of the stately marches that can be used:

Wagner – Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (the traditional “Here Comes the Bride”)

Mendelssohn – Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Played faster when used as a recessional, and more stately when used as the bride's processional)

Bochsa – The Bridal Ring

     March Napolitaine

Gounod – March Pontifical

Purcell/Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary (also commonly used as either a processional or recessional)

Purcell – Trumpet Tune

Handel – Largo from Xerxes

Hornpipe from Water Music

Air from Water Music

Beethoven – Ode to Joy

Bach – Wachet Auf

     Sinfonia from the Wedding Cantata No. 196

     Sheep May Safely Graze

Grandjany – Aria in Classic Style

 

Less common examples of beautiful music that can be used for a wedding processional include:

Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Morricone – Gabriel's Oboe (Nella Fantasia) from “The Mission”

Vivaldi – Largo, from “Winter”, The Four Seasons

 

Other wedding music selections:

Bach- Air on the G String

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Ave Maria

Arioso

Massenet – Meditation from Thais

Pachelbel – Canon in D

Saint-Saens – The Swan

Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro

All I Ask of You

Dirait On

What A Wonderful World

 

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