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Classical Music 101: Wedding Favorites

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Published on Jun 15, 2009

Thirty-second music clips of the 16 most popular classical music selections used in wedding ceremonies.

Prelude Music
(20-30 minutes required)
Played prior to the ceremony, while guests are arriving.

1. Air from Suite for Orchestra No. 3 (Air on the G-String) J. S. Bach
2. Sheep May Safely Graze- J. S. Bach
3. Arioso J. S. Bach
4. Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
5. Ave Maria Franz Schubert
6. Für Elise Beethoven

Seating Mothers and Grandmothers
Played while seating mothers and grandmothers.
1. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J. S. Bach
2. Air from Water Music - George Frederic Handel

Bridesmaid Processional
Played while bridesmaids proceed down the aisle.
1. Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

Bride Processional
Played while the bride walks down the aisle.
1. Bridal Chorus (commonly known as Here Comes The Bride) from "Lohengrin (1858) by Richard Wagner.
2. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) - Jeremiah Clarke
3. Trumpet Tune in D Purcell-Clarke

Interlude
Might be played during the service, such as during the lighting of a unity candle.
1. Sheep May Safely Graze- J. S. Bach

Bride and Groom Recessional
Played as the newlyweds exit down the aisle.
1. Wedding March from A Midsummer's Night Dream - Felix Mendelssohn
2. Rondeau - Jean Joseph Mouret
3. Hornpipe from Water Music - George Frederic Handel

Postlude
Played as guests exit the church.
1. The Four Seasons Spring, Allegro AntonioVivaldi
2. Hornpipe from Water Music - George Frederic Handel

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

    • Arioso
  • Artist

    • Shuku Iwasaki, Janos Starker
  • Album

    • More Classics for Yoga
  • Licensed by

    • DashGo/Audiobee (on behalf of Denon); UMPG Publishing, and 5 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • UPPM-Universal
  • Album

    • UPPM-Universal
  • Licensed by

    • AdRev for a 3rd Party; Public Domain Compositions, and 1 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Suzanne Doll
  • Album

    • Bach: Brain Booster
  • Licensed by

    • INgrooves (on behalf of Denon), and 2 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Musica Antiqua New York & Mary Janes Newman
  • Album

    • 25 Wedding Favorites
  • Licensed by

    • UMG (on behalf of VOX); Public Domain Compositions, SOLAR Music Rights Management, and 6 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

    • Water, Music, Concerto Grosso, No, 25, -, Alla, Hornpipe, From, Suite, In, D
  • Artist

    • Beach Road Music
  • Album

    • Classic Classics, Vol, 1
  • Licensed by

    • AdRev for a 3rd Party (on behalf of Beach Road Music (Opus 1 - DNC)), and 4 Music Rights Societies

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