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Wedding Ceremony Repertoire List

Prelude (15 – 30 mins prior to ceremony)

(Varying pieces depending on the mood/style desired, but the following are some examples)

Turlough O’Carolan, Carolan’s Draught

Gustave Holst, Theme from ‘Jupiter’/ I Vow to Thee My Country

Anonymous, Greensleeves to a Ground

Traditional, Morning Has Broken (instrumental)

J.S. Bach, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring  (see video)

J.S. Bach, ‘Aria’ from Suite no. 3 in D minor



Richard Wagner, Bridal Chorus

Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D major (see video)

C.W.R. von Gluck, Dance of the Blessed Spirits

G.F. Handel, ‘Finale,’ from Music for the Royal Fireworks

Henry Purcell, Trumpet Tune

J.S. Bach, ‘Aria’ from Suite no. 3 in D minor

Antonio Vivaldi, Winter Concerto, Largo

Traditional, Gilliekrankie


Interlude/Incidental Music during Ceremony

Franz Schubert, Ave Maria, (sung)

Bach/Gounod, Ave Maria (sung)

V. Vavilov, “The ‘Caccini Ave Maria” (sung; see video)

Lisa Szeker-Madden, The Breeze and the Willow (sung w/o words)

J.S. Bach, ‘Aria’ from Suite no. 3 in D minor

Traditional, Down by the Salley Garden (sung w/o words)

Traditional, The Gentle Maiden (sung w/o words; see video on video page)

Traditional, Celtic Meditation I

Traditional, Morning has Broken



Turlough O’Carolan, Carolan’s Cap

Henry Purcell/J. Clarke, Trumpet Voluntary

Henry Purcell, Trumpet Tune

Traditional, Farewell, But Whenever You Welcome the Hour

Traditional, Gilliekrankie (beautiful, and singular; see video on video page)

Turlough O’Carolan, Charles O’Connor (see video)

Traditional, The Royal Dream

G.F. Handel, La Réjouissance

L. van Beethoven, Ode to Joy

G.F. Handel, ‘Hornpipe’ from Watermusic


Postlude (10-15 mins)

Any of the recessional music will also work for Postludes


This list represents a sampling of our repertoire that is suitable for weddings.  Much of this repertoire works well for many other performance situations such as concerts, celebrations, corporate events, or background music. There is a good mix of purely instrumental pieces and vocal pieces.  For more information on wedding ceremony music as well as some helpful hints, please consult our blog.


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