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Brandenburg
Canon
Jesu
Voluntary
Trumpet Tune
Wagner
Air on a G string
Rondeau
Eine Kleine
Mendelssohn
Hornpipe
Con te Partiro
All I Ask of You
Moon River
The Rose


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Wedding Ceremony Music Selections

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The Great Lakes Chamber Players specializes in in high quality classical music. However, our classical musicians can also perform popular tunes that work well when arranged for classical instruments. We also have multiple arrangements of pieces for different combinations of instruments, such as string arrangements of the Canon in D by Pachelbel for duet, trio and quartet.

We have compiled wedding ceremony music selections to help you choose the perfect music for your special day. Below is a partial list of songs and pieces that can be performed by most combinations of instruments (ensembles). We have included music samples so you can envision the processional and recessional music. For more ideas regarding how music fits into the ceremony, see our Wedding Music Ceremony Outline page.

Wedding Music Samples

(© Great Lakes Chamber Players. Music can be downloaded for personal use only.) Click on a piece to listen! All files are low resolution MP3.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Bach
Canon in D major by Johann Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach
Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell
Wedding March by Wagner
Air on a G string by Bach
Rondeau by Mouret
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart
Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Hornpipe from Water Music by G.F. Handel
Con te Partiro by Sartori
All I Ask of You by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Moon River by Henry Mancini
The Rose by Amanda McBroom

Typical Prelude/Postlude Music

Mozart Divertimentos
Mozart Quartets
Beethoven Quartets
Haydn Quartets
Concerto Grossi by Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, and Handel
Arrangements of Movements of Cantatas by J.S. Bach (Wachet Auf, Sheep May Safely Graze, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring)
Water Music by Handel
Arrangements of Brandenburg Concertos by Bach
Four Seasons by Vivaldi

Seating of Mothers

Ave Maria by Schubert or Bach/Gounod
Xerxes by Handel
Traumeri by Schumann
Wachet Auf by Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze by Bach
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba by Handel
Arioso by Bach
Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Air on a G String by Bach
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21 by Mozart
Winter from Four Seasons by Vivaldi
Clair de Lune by Debussy
Slow movement from a Mozart Quartet

Processional for Attendants and Bride

Alleluja from "Exultate Jubilate" by Mozart
Trumpet Tune by Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke
Spring from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Sinfonia from Water Music Suite by Handel
Jesu, Joy of Man's desiring by Bach
Wedding March by Wager (aka "Here Comes the Bride")
Clair de Lune by Debussy
Con te Partiro by Sartori

Lighting Unity Candle or Sand Ceremony

It is common to request a song that is special to the bride and groom. Ask for details.
All I Ask of You by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Moon River by Henry Mancini
The Rose by Amanda McBroom
Air on a G String by Bach
Clair de Lune by Debussy
A slow movement from a Mozart String Quartet

Recessional Music

Ode to Joy by Beethoven (from Symphony No. 9)
Hornpipe from Water Music Suite by Handel
Wedding March by Feliz Mendelssohn
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Bach
Rondeau by Mouret
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart
A fast movement from a Mozart String Quartet

Contemporary and Popular Music

My Heart Will Go on (Love Theme from "Titanic")
All I Want Is You (U2)
The Rose (Amanda McBroom)
Here, There, and Everywhere (Lennon/McCartney)
All You Need Is Love (Lennon/McCartney)
I Will (Lennon/McCartney)
In My Life (Lennon/McCartney)
When I'm 64 (McCartney)
All You Need Is Love (Lennon/McCartney)
The Prayer (David Foster and Carole Bayer Sager)
I Will Be Here (Steven Curtis Chapman)
When You Say Nothing At All (Ronan Keating)
I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You (Elvis Presley)
Stand by Me (Ben E King)
On Eagle's Wings (Michael Joncas)
Wedding Song - There is Love (Paul Stookey)

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