Classical Music 101: Wedding Favorites
  • Classical music Thirty-second music clips of the 16 most popular classical music selections used in wedding ceremonies. Prelude Music (20-30 minutes required) Played prior to the ceremony, while guests are arriving. 1. Air from Suite for Orchestra No. 3 (Air on the G-String) JS Bach 2. Sheep May Safely Graze- JS Bach 3. Arioso JS Bach 4. Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven 5. Ave Maria Franz Schubert 6. Für Elise Beethoven Seating Mothers and Grandmothers Played while seating mothers and grandmothers. 1. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring JS Bach 2. Air from Water Music - George Frederic Handel Bridesmaid Processional Played while bridesmaids proceed down the aisle. 1. Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel Bride Processional Played while the bride walks down the aisle. 1. Bridal Chorus (commonly known as Here Comes The Bride) from "Lohengrin (1858) by Richard Wagner. 2. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) - Jeremiah Clarke 3. Trumpet Tune in D Purcell-Clarke Interlude Might be played during the service, such as during the lighting of a unity candle. 1. Sheep May Safely Graze- JS Bach Bride and Groom Recessional Played as the newlyweds exit down the aisle. 1. Wedding March from A Midsummer's Night Dream - Felix Mendelssohn 2. Rondeau - Jean Joseph Mouret 3. Hornpipe from Water Music - George Frederic Handel Postlude Played as guests exit the church. 1. The Four Seasons Spring, Allegro AntonioVivaldi 2. Hornpipe from Water Music - George Frederic Handel

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