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We need a new recessional song

OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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We originally chose "Don't Stop Believin'," but have changed our minds for reasons I won't go into. We both have eclectic tastes in music and are open to suggestions. 

If it helps, here's the rest of our ceremony music:

Prelude:
"When Love Comes to Town" - U2 and B.B. King
"For Once in My Life" - Stevie Wonder 
"One Love/People Get Ready" - Bob Marley and the Wailers 
"Feeling Good" - Nina Simone
"All You Need Is Love" - The Beatles

Processional:
"Variations on a Shaker Tune, from Appalachian Spring" - Aaron Copland
"The Marriage of Figaro," Overture - Mozart
9th Symphony, "Ode to Joy" - Beethoven 

Candlelighting:
"True Companion" - Marc Cohn

Postlude:
"On Top of the World" - Imagine Dragons 
"Adventure of a Lifetime" - Coldplay 

Re: We need a new recessional song

  • I might just take one of the prelude, processional or postlude songs and use as a recessional.
    OurWildKingdomcharlotte989875
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    edited June 2016
    We really do need all three processional songs, but we can skip the postlude and just use those songs and maybe one more as a recessional.
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    edited June 2016
    Got it! FW picked Phil Collins, "Groovy Kind of Love." It was originally one of our songs for the reception, but it was easy to move it. Thanks, @ernursej!

    ETA: I probably should have asked her first, but she suggested that I ask all of you.  :)
    ernursej
  • Love your variety filled list - you can tell you're both fun!  Sounds like you have it figured out, but in case your'e still considering, here is a blog with some good ideas!  http://nightmusicdj.com/news/2015/10/14/fun-recessional-music-ideas-for-your-wedding-ceremony/
    OurWildKingdom
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    edited June 2016
    Great songs -- thank you! And thank you for the compliment!  :)
    donethat
  • I don't understand the need for all those songs. Am I missing something?
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    edited July 2016
    I don't understand the need for all those songs. Am I missing something?
    The reasoning behind the multiple songs for processional and recessional is because we have a couple BMs with mobility issues, and we want to make sure everyone has time to move safely at an appropriate pace for them. We probably could cut the prelude by a couple songs.

    ETA: The classical pieces are 3 to 4.5 minutes long each. We might be able to move one or cut it entirely.
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    OK, we changed up the music a bit more and cut a few pieces:

    Prelude:

    “Night and Day” — Cole Porter, performed by Sergio Mendes and Brasil ‘66

    “Fly Me to the Moon” — Frank Sinatra, featuring Count Basie and His Orchestra

    “Feeling Good” — Nina Simone

    “Groovy Kind of Love” —  Toni Wine and Carole Bayer Sager, performed by Phil Collins

     

    Processional:

    “Prelude and Fugue in E Flat Major, ‘St. Anne’” — Johann Sebastian Bach

    9th Symphony, Movement IV,  “Ode to Joy” — Ludwig van Beethoven



    Candle Lighting and Chalice Ceremony

    “True Companion” — Marc Cohn


    Recessional

    “Variations on a Shaker Tune, from ‘Appalachian Spring’” — Aaron Copland

    “The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492: Overture” — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

     

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