Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

Ad
Schumann's 4th Finger
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online
108 registered (36251, AmDG, anotherscott, Anwar, Arty Movie, ando, 25 invisible), 1654 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#655243 - 10/18/02 06:18 PM Wedding Music Choices?
keyplyr Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/13/02
Posts: 101
Loc: Southern California
Appropriiate choices in music for weddings/receptions can greatly depend upon region, ethnicity, religion etc.

What standard selections would you add to this list?
  • Mendelson's "Wedding March"
  • Wagner's "Bridal Chorus"
  • Bach's "Jesus, Joy of Man's..."
  • Schubert's "Ava Maria"
  • Pacobel's "Cannon"
_________________________
If you dig Jazz visit
http://www.apassion4jazz.net

Top
#655244 - 10/18/02 06:25 PM Re: Wedding Music Choices?
kdurling Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/14/02
Posts: 37
Loc: Berkeley, California
Well, you have to add "Prince of Denmark's March" also called "Trumpet Voluntary" for the traditional bridesmaid's entry. Variously attributed to Purcell or Clarke.

A great recessional accepted by most I suggest it to is the "Hornpipe" or "Allegro Maestoso" from Handel's Watermusic. I've also had more than one request for the Bach "Air on a G String."
_________________________
Ken

Top
#655245 - 10/18/02 06:25 PM Re: Wedding Music Choices?
mrenaud Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 1336
Loc: Switzerland
Some pieces, I don't know if they're standard, but I think they'll fit nicely:

Bach - Air on a G String
Mozart - Romance from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mahler - Adagietto from Symphony No. 5

and finally

Stockhausen - Klavierstück X :p
_________________________
I have an ice cream. I cannot mail it, for it will melt.

Top
#655246 - 10/19/02 03:11 AM Re: Wedding Music Choices?
ChemicalGrl Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/03/01
Posts: 643
Loc: Durham, North Carolina
What about:

Air from Water Music (Handel)
The Heavens Declare the Glory of God (Psalm 19 - Marcello)
Toccata (Widor)
La Réjouissance (Handel)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
_________________________
Regards,
Lyn F.

Top
#655247 - 10/19/02 10:18 AM Re: Wedding Music Choices?
Elaine617 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/21/02
Posts: 364
Loc: North Carolina
J.S. Bach's Arioso is a beautiful piece for weddings and its available in either organ or piano solo. If I am performing on the piano instead of the organ, I use selections like:

Mendelsohn's Songs Without Words, Op. 53, No. 1
Mendelsohn's On Wings of Song
Calm as the Night - Carl Bohm
Adagio from Sonata Pathetique - Beethoven
Liebestraum - Liszt
Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 2 - Brahms
Clare de Lune - Debussy
Moonlight Sonata, Movements I & II (I like to use mvt. II in my postlude because it has a joyous, celebrative sound).
Vivaldi's Spring
The Lord's Prayer
The Wedding Prayer (Glascow/Dunlap)
Prelude in C Major - J.S. Bach (I tend to play this a little bit slower with a lot of emotion. It seems to work well at the beginning of the prelude when I'm a bit nervous and adapting to the piano).

If I'm performing on the organ, I use most of the selections mentioned in prior posts, maybe adding in some wedding hymns such as:

In Heavenly Love Abiding
All Creatures of our God and King
Now Thank We All Our God (I have an organ solo arranged in the style of Bach that is really sparkling and makes a great postlude).
Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us
O Perfect Love

Hope this helps.

Lyn B.

Top

(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
What's Hot!!
New Forums Location & New Piano World Site
---------------------
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player!
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Piano Wire Music Wire Piano Strings


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Baby Grand with Practice Pedal
by upbeat
04/24/17 08:38 AM
Kawai mp11 problem.
by Knario
04/24/17 04:28 AM
Steigerman baby grand with piano disc player
by Lorianna203
04/23/17 10:43 PM
Found a George Steck baby grand with 1779 stamped on the leg
by Lorianna203
04/23/17 10:08 PM
Would you buy this Hobart Cable baby grand?
by Lorianna203
04/23/17 09:51 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
87,493 Registered Members
44 Forums
179,170 Topics
2,618,653 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission