Ceremony Song Ideas

PRELUDE-GUESTS ARRIVAL
A Rose Is Gently Blooming, Op. 122, No. 8, (Johannes Brahms)
Adagio for Strings (Samuel Barber)
Air from Water Music-George Frideric Handel
Air on the G String (Johann S. Bach)
Allegro from the Four Seasons Spring-Antonio Vivaldi
Aria, Bist du bei mir (Be thou near me), BWV 508, (Johann S. Bach)
Awake My Heart with Gladness, (Flor Peeters)
Chorale in A Minor, Adagio, (Cesar Franck)
Concerto in D Minor, Adagio, (Tomaso Albinoni)
Hornpipe from Water Music-George Frideric Handel
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring-Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo from Concerto No. 5 in F Minor BMV1056-Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo from (Xerxes), (George Frederic Handel)
Perfect Love (Sir Joseph Barnby)
Rhosymedre (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Serenade”(from String Quartet Op. 3 No. 5), (Franz Joseph Haydn)
Serenade (Franz Schubert)
Sheep May Safely Graze (Johann S. Bach)
Sonata in G Minor for Flute and Organ (George F. Handel)
Toccata in E Minor (Johann Pachelbel)
Violin Concerto in A (Franz Joseph Haydn)
Water Music (George F. Handel)

Prelude Traditional Alternatives
Carolan’s Welcome (Irish Traditional)
Concerto Grosso in D Major,” Op. 3, No. 6 (Vivace), (George Frederic Handel)
Courante (from Three Lute Dances), (Anthoine Francisque)
Gymnopedie No. 1 (Erik Satie)
Nessun Dorma (from Turandot), (Giacomo Puccini)
Nocturne in E Flat” Op. 9, No. 2, (Frederic Chopin)
Oboe Concerto in D Minor, Adagio, (Alessandro Marcello)
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Claude Debussy)
Romance Op. 44, No. 1, (Anton Rubenstein)
Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (Johann S. Bach)
Sonata in E Flat, Adagio, (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, Allegro assai, (Johann S. Bach)
Vocalise (Sergei Rachmaninoff)

Prelude Contemporary AlternativesAll I Ask Of You (from Phantom of the Opera), (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Angel Eyes (Jim Brickman)
Evergreen (Barbra Streisand)
Longer (Dan Fogelberg)
Paris Nocturne (Dan Fogelberg)
The Gift (Jim Brickman)
Through The Eyes Of Love From Ice Castles-Hamlisch
Truly (Lionel Richie)
Unchained Melody from Ghost-North
Wedding Song (The Band)
You and I (Stevie Wonder)

PROCESSIONAL
Air (from Water Music Suite), (George F. Handel)
Bridal Chorus” (from Lohengrin), (Richard Wagner)
Canon in D (Johann Pachelbel)
Procession of Joy (Hal Hopson)
Rigaudon (Andre Campra)
Rondeau from Premier Suite de Symphonies-Mouret
Spring (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)
Te Deum (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
The Prince of Denmark’s March (Jeremiah Clarke)
Trumpet Tune (Henry Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)
Trumpet Voluntary”(John Stanley)
Wedding March (from The Marriage of Figaro), (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

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

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

INTERLUDE-CANDLE LIGHTING / SAND CEREMONY
Adagio (Felix Mendelssohn)
Ave Maria-Franz Schubert
Andantino (Cesar Franck)
Arioso (Johann S. Bach)
Cantabile in B-Flat Major (BI 84) (Frederic Chopin)
Ch’il bel sogno di doretta (from La Rondine) (Giacomo Puccini)
Clair de Lune (Claude Debussy)
Flower Duet (from Lakme), (Leo Delibes)
Lento con tenerezza (Enrique Granados)
Love That Will Not Let Me Go (Albert L. Peace)
Meditation (from Thais), (Jules Massenet)
Minuet (from Berenice), (George F. Handel)
Minuet, Melody (from Orfeo ed Euriduce), (Christoph W. Gluck)
O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi), (Giacomo Puccini)
Romanza (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Salut D’Amour (Sir Edward Elgar)
Still, Still With Thee (Felix Mendelssohn)
The River Is Wide (Tune: “Waly Waly,” traditional English)
Through the Eyes of Love (theme from Ice Castles), (Carole Sager & Marvin Hamlisch)
Verset, (Leon Boellmann)
Wedding Song (There Is Love) (arr. by Richard Bradley)
Where e’er You Walk (from Semele), (George F. Handel)
Whither Thou Goest, (Thomas Dewey)

Interlude Alternatives
Barcarolle (from Tales of Hoffman), (Jacques Offenbach)
Pavane (Gabriel Faure)
Reverie (Claude Debussy)
The Call (Vaughan Williams)
Unconditional (Will Ackerman)

Interlude Contemporary Alternatives
A Simple Song (Leonard Bernstein)
Annie’s Song (John Denver)
Benedictus (Simon & Garfunkel)
Grow Old With Me (John Lennon or Mary Chapin Carpenter)
Kind & Generous (Natalie Merchant)
One Hand, One Heart (from West Side Story), (Leondard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim)
Take My Breath Away (Tuck & Patti)
Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
The Water Is Wide (James Taylor)

RECESSIONAL-BRIDE AND GROOM EXIT
Allegro Maestoso (from Water Music Suite), (George F. Handel)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, Allegro, (Johann S. Bach)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, Allegro, (Johann S. Bach)
Coronation March (from Crown imperial), (Sir William Walton)
Fugue in E-Flat Major (from St. Anne), (Johann S. Bach)
Hallelujah Chorus (from The Messiah), (George F. Handel)
Hornpipe (from Water Music Suite), (George F. Handel)
Ode to Joy (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Spring, Allegro, (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (George F. Handel)
Toccata (from Symphonie 5, opus 42), (Charles-Marie Widor)
Trumpet Tune and Bell Symphony, (Henry Purcell)
Tuba Tune in D (Craig Sellar Lang)
Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream), (Felix Mendelssohn)

Recessional Alternatives
Badinerie (from Orchestral Suite No. 2), (Johann S. Bach)
Concerto grosso in D Minor, Op. 2, No. 3 (Presto), (Francesco Geminiani)
Rondeau (from Abdelezar), (Henry Purcell)
Rondeau (theme from Masterpiece Theater), (Jean Joseph Mouret)
Sonata in G Major (Giuseppe Tartini)
Triumphal March (Edvard Grieg)
Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel (George Winston)

Contemporary Alternatives
A New Day (Celine Dion)
Anthem (Suzanne Ciani)
Beautiful Day (U2)
From This Moment On (Cole Porter)
I Can’t Help Myself-Sugar Pie Honey Bunch (Four Tops)
Linus & Lucy (Peanuts Theme), (Vince Guaraldi)
Little Martha (Allman Brothers Band)
Oh! You Pretty Things (David Bowie)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles)

POSTLUDE
Allegro Maestoso for Organ in C Major (Felix Mendelssohn)
Carillon de Westminster (Louis Vierne)
Feelin’ Alright (Joe Cocker)
For The Beauty Of The Earth (traditional hymn)
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (William M. Runyan)
Harp Concerto in B Flat Major: Allegro Moderato (George F. Handel)
La Rejouissance (George F. Handel)
Musette’s Waltz (from La Boheme), (Giacomo Puccini)
Now Thank We All Our God (Sigfried Karg-Elert)
Oh! Had I Jubal’s Lyre (George F. Handel)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Sergi Rachmaninoff)
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3: Allegro (Austrian Hymn)” (Franz Joseph Haydn)
Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)
To God Be the Glory (William H. Doane)
When the Saints Go Marching In (traditional)