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Wedding Music
Listen to wedding Songs and make selections

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Music Suggestions:

The most most commonly requested pieces are listed below.  Samples included are to help you select music, see audio samples  for a better sampling of our sound

   Outdoor weddings:  Strongly encourage use of a sound system.  

How much time is needed? 
   o  prelude music as guests arrive. (15--30 min.)
   o  ceremony (30--40 min.)
   o  exit of bridal party, postlude,  photos and or drinks after ceremony (1/2 --1 hour)
   o  music during first part of or all of reception / dinner   (1--3 hours)

Music: preludes during ceremony

procession reception Line

recessionals reception.

exit of Bride, Groom dinner
  accompaniments for soloists  



Music prior to ceremony  If you can not hear the files, click here.
The prelude music helps set the mood before the wedding.    

  o   Jesu Joy:                 (Qt.)  by J. S. Bach
  o   Mio Babbino Caro: (Qt.)  by Puccini
  o   Air to Water Music: (Qt.) by Handel
o   Pachelbel Kanon:  (Qt.)  by Pachelbel
  o    The Swan:               (Qt.) Saint Saens
  o   Chopin Prelude:    (Qt.) by Chopin
o   Ashokin Farewell: (Qt.)  by JayUngar  
  Lullaby:                   (Qt.)  by Hofeldt
  o   Dona Nobis:           (Qt.) by Traditional
 Sheep May Safely Graze: (Qt.) by Bach
o   Ave Verum:            (Qt.)  by Mozart
  o   Bach Double Violin Concerto Mvt 2: (Qt.) by J. S. Bach
o        Tramuari:               (Qt.) by Schumann
o   Haydn Serenade: (Qt.) by Haydn
o        Fantasia on Greensleeves: (Qt.) by Ralph Vaughn Williams
o   Over the Rainbow:  (Qt.) by Harburg and Arlen
  o    On Wings of Music: (duet)  Mendelssohn etc.


Seating of parents,
bridesmaids & flower girls, ring bearer bridal entrance:
The Quartet can play the opening to the standard Bridal March as an introduction to any of the following works as a cue for your audience to stand.

Jesu Joy:                   (Qt.) by J. S. Bach
  o   Air to Water Music:   (Qt.) by Handel
 Pachelbel Kanon:     (Qt.) by Pachelbel
  o   Chopin Prelude:        (Qt.) by Chopin
 Ashokin Farewell:      (Qt.) by JayUngar
   Lullaby:                        (Qt.) by Hofeldt
  o   Dona Nobis:                (Qt.) by Traditional
  o   Ich Liebe Dich:            (Qt.) by Grieg
o   Sheep May Safely Graze: (Qt.) by Bach
 Ave Verum:                  (Qt.) by Mozart
  o   Bach Double Violin Concerto Mvt 2: (Qt.)  by J. S. Bach
       Tramuari:                       (Qt.) by Schumann
o    Haydn Serenade:         (Qt.) by Haydn
        Fantasia on Greensleeves: (Qt.) by Ralph Vaughn Williams
o    Over the Rainbow:       (Qt.) by Harburg and Arlen
o    Trumpet Voluntary:       (Qt.) by Clarke
  o    Trumpet Tune:              (Qt.) by Purcell
  o    Wedding March (traditional) (by Wagner) **

popular recessionals: Exit music for bride and groom should joyful, triumphant, and up-beat.
Wedding March traditional recessional (by Mendelssohn) **
  o   Jesu Joy:                        (Qt.) by J. S. Bach
  o   Rondeau:                        (Qt.) by J. Clarke
o   Trumpet Voluntary:        (Qt.) by Handel
  o   Trumpet Tune:               (Qt.) by Purcell
o   Finale to Water Music:  (Qt.) by Handel
o   Saint Anthony Chorale:  (Qt.) by Haydn
  o   Air to Water Music:         (Qt.)  by Handel
  o    On Wings of Music:        (duet)  by Mendelssohn

During Ceremony:
communion, sand ceremony or Unity Candle. 
Most music appropriate for pre-wedding works well here. Also:
  o   Serenade:                     (Qt.) by Schubert
  o    The Swan:                     (Qt.) Saint Saens
  o   Ave Maria:                     (Qt.) by Bach-Gounod
  o   Ave Maria:                     (Qt.) by Schubert
  o   Mio Babbino Caro:    (Qt.) by Puccini

Reception Line
Selections during the reception line should be more "up-beat."

  o   Oh What a Beautiful Morning:    (Qt.) by Rogers and Hammerstein
o   Highlights From The Sound of:   (Qt.) by Rogers and Hammerstein
  o   Country Club Rag:         (Qt.) by Scott Joplin
  o   Ich Liebe Dich:                (Qt.) by Grieg
o        Waltz from Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings

Classical examples:
  o    Eine Kleine Nacht Music: (Qt.) by Mozart
  o   Ich Liebe Dich:                (Qt.) by Grieg
   The Swan:                       (Qt.) Saint Saens
  o    Schubert or other Serenades:
  o        Waltz's
  o        Fast movements from classical String Quartets.
  o        Baroque Brandenburg type concertos or Corelli Sonata Da Chiesa. .  
(Brandenburg 3)

The Reception
We recommend a mix of styles. Below are a few samples of mixed titles.

o   Oh What a Beautiful Morning:   (Qt.)  by Rogers and Hammerstein
o    Mio Babbino Caro:                       (Qt.)  by Puccini)
Highlights From The Sound of:  (Qt.) by Rogers and Hammerstein
o    Country Club Rag:                       (Qt.) by Scott Joplin
Waltz from Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings
        Syncopated Clock:                               by Leroy Anderson
o    Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago  (Qt.) by Maurice Jarre
o    Ich Liebe Dich:                              (Qt.) by Grieg
        Try to Remember:                                by Harvey Schmids
I Talk to the Trees:                             by Frederick Loewe
o    Brandenburg #3 Mvt. 1               (Qt.) by J. S. Bach
        Exodus (main theme)                          by Ernest Gold
      Paragon Rag                                        by Scott Joplin
o        My Favorite Things                             by Richard Rogers
Ashokan Farewell                         (Qt.)by Jay Unger
Brahms Hungarian Dance # 5      (Qt.) by Brahms

A string allows for comfortable background conversation and is the perfect complement to any dinner. 

Popular wedding sites frequented by our quartet include:
      o Sedona  o Mesa    o Tempe  o Paradise Valley  o Tucson o Prescott
Troon   o Glendale  o Anthem o Fountain Hills    o Gilbert  o Chandler





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