Hey all, my sister got engaged on Valentine's Day to a really nice guy. Anyway, she in the process of planning the wedding and we are having a full orchestra, including winds, and since I'm the music savvy person in the family, she wants ideas from me.
Here's a pic of me and my sis. I know I'm bias, but she's gonna be one pretty bride because she is one beautiful sister, both inside and out!!
She DOES NOT want traditional "Here Comes the Bride" and the Wedding March after they kiss.
So, here's the list I've got so far while people are being seated. We are expecting about 500 at the wedding, so the orchestra is going to be playing for a long time before the ceremony starts. But something I'm REALLY looking for is something for trumpet. We want the trumpets to play as she enters the church and walks down the aisle. I have two trumpet pieces listed, but if any of you can come up with anything more interesting full of pomp and circumstance, I'd be forever grateful.
Here's my list:
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Movement 1 - Allegro
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Movement 1 - Allegro Moderato
John Stanley - Trumpet Voluntary in D, Opus 6 No.5 (This is the one
from Mona Lisa Smile)
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Vivaldi - Four Seasons - "Spring"
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt - Morning Mood
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Double Violing Concerto in D-Minor
Bach Double Violin Concerto 2nd Movement:
Bach Double Violin Concerto 3rd Movement
Carlos Gardel - "Por Una Cabeza"
Tchaikovsky - "Waltz of the Flowers"
There are also two songs from the Phantom of the Opera that the String
Quartet could do without words:
"All I ask of You" and "The Music of the Night" Those are the best
romantic ones, and they really are BEAUTIFUL!
There's quite a bit of broadway stuff from Les Miserables and Miss
Saigon that could be played only with strings as well that you might
like. You might try listening to Elton John and Time Rice's "AIDA"
"Somewhere in Time" It has that 18th Variation in it, plus some other
beautiful Rachmaninov pieces. I can only find it on piano on youtube,
but you'll get the idea...
BTW, she's already said no, and I agree, to Pachelbel's Canon in D
Thanks in Advance!
[Edited 2008-03-14 03:07:27]