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songs! help

Does anyone have any good ideas on songs to play during our ceramony while we walk down the isle? I'm so bad at this kind of thing and have no idea what to play!

Re: songs! help

  • edited December 2011
    Hi there-
    The most traditional songs are; here comes the bride, the wedding march, and cannon in d.

    I really hate the wedding march regular version, but I am having my sister play it on her guitar as a walk down. It sounds awesome.

    If you go to amazon.com and search wedding processionals under MP3s a lot of choices will pop up that you can listen to. Hope that helps:)
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  • edited December 2011
    We are doing "I have and always will" by Dave Barnes.  The Traditional bridal processionals weren't really us.

    Here are the knot recommendations:

    Traditional/Classic

    1. "Air" (from Water Music Suite), (George F. Handel)
    2. "Bridal Chorus" (from Lohengrin), (Richard Wagner)
    3. "Canon in D" (Johann Pachelbel)
    4. "Procession of Joy" (Hal Hopson)
    5. "Rigaudon" (Andre Campra)
    6. "Spring" (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)
    7. "Te Deum" (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
    8. "The Prince of Denmark's March" (Jeremiah Clarke)
    9. "Trumpet Tune" (Henry Purcell)
    10. "Trumpet Voluntary" (Jeremiah Clarke)
    11. "Trumpet Voluntary" (John Stanley)
    12. "Wedding March" (from The Marriage of Figaro), (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

    Traditional Alternatives

    13. "Canzon V" (Giovanni Gabrieli)
    14. "Coronation March for Czar Alexander III" (Peter I. Tchaikovsky)
    15. "Overture" (from Royal Fireworks Music), (George Frederic Handel)
    16. "Promenade" (from Pictures at an Exhibition), (Modest Mussorgsky)
    17. "Romeo and Juliet Love Theme" (Tchaikovsky)
    18. "Sinfonia" (from Cantata No. 156), (Johann S. Bach)
    19. "Toccata" (from L'Orfeo), (Claudio Monteverdi)
    20. "Trumpet Tune in A-Major" (David N. Johnson)
    21. "Sonatas for Organ, Op. 65, No. 3 (con moto maestoso)," (Felix Mendelssohn)
    22. "Winter," Largo, (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)

    Contemporary

    23. "Appalachia Waltz" (Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor)
    24. "Sunrise, Sunset" (from Fiddler on the Roof), (Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock)
    25. "The Look of Love" (Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach)
    26. "The Vow" (Jeremy Lubbock)
    27. "To A Wild Rose" (Edward MacDowell)
    28. "Flatbush Waltz" (Andy Statman)
    29. "Wedding Processional" (from The Sound of Music), (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein)

    Religious/Sacred

    30. "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" ("Old 100th" hymn)
    31. "Dona Nobis Pacem" (16th century hymn)
    32. "Hanava Babanot" (A Love Song), (Neeman)
    33. "St. Anthony's Chorale" (Franz Joseph Haydn)
    34. "Hymn Fanfare from The Triumphant" (Francois Couperin)
    35. "Scalero de Oro" (traditional Sephardic)


  • edited December 2011
    Are you getting married in a church? Some churches do not allow you to play alternatives to the traditional, so you should check into that first.

    For our ceremony, the bridal party is walking into a Hawaiian slack key guitar song by Keola Beamer called Na Hala o Naue. I'm walking into Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" -- that Hawaiian version at the end of 50 First Dates.
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  • edited December 2011
    I used Canon in D.  It's traditional, but for me it was meaningful.  I grew up dancing, and that was one of my favorite ballet recital songs, and I always wanted to use it.

    Is there a song that is special to you - if you have the freedom to choose one?
    Look through the list that fickrj5 posted.  That should be a great starting point to see if any of those songs stick out to you. 
  • edited December 2011
    I like Michelle Featherstone's "We are man and wife"
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    edited December 2011
    I am also walking to Over the Rainbow its a Wonderful life by Brada IZ, we just moved from Hawaii in October and wanted to incorporate some Hawaii into our ceremony:)  It is beautiful!!!
  • edited December 2011
    I'm walking down to "You Belong To Me" the Jason Wade version.  I think we are doing instrumental of that song for the wedding party and my musicians are singing for when I walk down.  Our recessional is "Over the Hills and Far Away" by Led Zeppelin:)  a little something for my pre-hub:)
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