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Music Examples

For Seating of Families (soft wedding processions)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S. Bach

Arioso, J.S. Bach

Canon in D, Johann Pachelbel

Ave Maria, Franz Schubert

The Peace (from Royal Fireworks Music), G.F. Handel

Suite in D: Aria (Air for the G String), J.S. Bach

Aria (from Twelfth Concerto Grosso), G.F. Handel

Largo, G.F. Handel

Spring (from The Four Seasons), Antonio Vivaldi

St. Anthony Chorale, Johannes Brahms


For Wedding Processionals which are louder, more dramatic, or for entrance of Bride

Trumpet Tune, Henry Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary in D, Jeremiah Clarke

Bridal Chorus (from Lohengrin)*, Richard Wagner
*reserved for the procession of the bride

Psalm 19 (The Heavens Declare), Benedetto Marcello

Rigaudon, Andre Campra


For Wedding Recessionals

Festive Trumpet Tune, Davie German

Fanfare, Jacques Lemmens

The Rejoicing (from Water Music Suite), G.F. Handel

Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Felix Mendelssohn

Toccata (from Symphony V), Charles M. Widor

Allegro Maestoso (from Water Music Suite), G.F. Handel

Rondeau, Joseph J. Mouret


Wedding photo courtesy of Lightly Photography.