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Wedding Music Recommendations For Sister's Wedding

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:01 am
by UAL747
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ9qWpa2rIg

John Stanley - Trumpet Voluntary in D, Opus 6 No.5 (This is the one
from Mona Lisa Smile)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHVF93VTlFc

Purcell - Trumpet Tune
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaMymlP7gKE

Vivaldi - Four Seasons - "Spring"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJQgt-nKHOU

Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt - Morning Mood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbwMGZtIsY

Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTH7ARbXcIw

Bach - Double Violing Concerto in D-Minor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um1Up5wuagI

Bach Double Violin Concerto 2nd Movement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2wnJWbPaYc&feature=user

Bach Double Violin Concerto 3rd Movement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYelkFH7coo&feature=user

Carlos Gardel - "Por Una Cabeza"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eYH0YN_2jE

Tchaikovsky - "Waltz of the Flowers"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK3ELt0zPLg

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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ-KAFMp4Kk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AaA2QR8tD8

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"

Rachmaninov

"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...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxWySn9Uk-I


BTW, she's already said no, and I agree, to Pachelbel's Canon in D

Thanks in Advance!

UAL

[Edited 2008-03-14 03:07:27]

RE: Wedding Music Recommendations For Sister's Wedding

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:14 pm
by 707CMF
Hi

Got a few opinion on those, so here it is :

Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Movement 1 - Allegro : mmmm. a bit too much "easy music" imo

Purcell - Trumpet Tune : very nice, and not that common in weddings.

Vivaldi - Four Seasons - "Spring" : I would avoid it if you don't want the wedding to sound like a call waiting tune "your call is important to us..."

Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring : nice for the meditative/quiet parts of the ceremony, but a tad overheard.

Tchaikovsky - "Waltz of the Flowers" : for the ceremony, big no, for the bal, big yes.

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
BTW, she's already said no, and I agree, to Pachelbel's Canon in D

Agreed. Very nice play, but way overheard.

Are you going to play a solo ?

Cheers,

707

RE: Wedding Music Recommendations For Sister's Wedding

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:47 pm
by aa61hvy
The Macarena is a timeless classic...That was the song played for the 'First Dance' between KROC and Mrs. KROC during their wedding...

RE: Wedding Music Recommendations For Sister's Wedding

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:41 pm
by mayor
How about "At Last", either the original by Etta James or the Celine Dion version?

RE: Wedding Music Recommendations For Sister's Wedding

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:03 pm
by KROC
Never miss a photo op huh? What year was that pic taken?

RE: Wedding Music Recommendations For Sister's Wedding

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:27 pm
by luv2fly


Quoting KROC (Reply 4):
Never miss a photo op huh? What year was that pic taken?

I think he does it for the attention that it generates from the horny boys of anet. Though I am surprised the cars are not in the background.