Musical Repertoire: From Classical to popular, famous operatic melodies to Disney tunes, we have an extensive musical repertoire which will set the ambiance for your special occasion. Once you decide on the instrumentation for your occasion, the musicians will work with you in choosing repertoire for your event. If you have any special requests, give us at least 4 weeks notice and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.
I recommend that you choose the “important pieces” (see below) and let us fill in the rest with lovely music.
And my suggestions for the “important pieces” would be… (remember, there are literally thousands of pieces for you to select. This is only a small representation of what you can choose from!)
and/or Bridal procession:
Canon in D Major, Johann Pachelbel
Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Tune, Henry Purcell
“Air” JS Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze, JS Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, JS Bach
Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin”, Richard Wagner
When you Wish Upon a Star (Disney)
Edelweiss, from the Sound of Music
Ode to Joy, Beethoven
La Rejoussance, Handel
“Hornpipe” (Allegro Maestoso) from The Water Music, Handel
Wedding March, Felix Mendelssohn
Traditional Sacred Songs
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Ave Maria (JS Bach/Gounod)
The Lord’s Prayer (Malotte)
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
After “the important music”…there are literally THOUSANDS of pieces in our repertoire. (Far too many to list!) From Classical to popular, famous operatic melodies to Disney tunes, my ensembles have an extensive repertoire which will set the ambiance for your special occasion. Once you decide on the instrumentation, I will work with you in choosing the music for your event. If you have any special requests, we would appreciate at least 4 weeks notice and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.
But here is a little advice on musical styles which might help your decision process:
Baroque: 1600-1750 Music of Bach, Telemann, Handel
Baroque music is very popular for prelude music and/or processional/recessional music. Due to its stately nature, well defined rhythms and harmonic sructure, the music is well suited to creating an elegant and stately ambiance.
Classical: 1750-1820 Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven
Classical music has a spirit of refined elegance, yet whimsical with humor. Perfect for receptions with its light classical nature and sophistication.
Romantic: 1820-1900 Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn ,Tchaikovsky, Brahms
Just as the designation reflects, Romantic music creates a “tug on your heart strings”. Romantic music is full of passion and sorrow, with tempi often moving forward (Accelerando) or pulling back (ritardando). This is some of my favorite repertoire which works well for receptions, parties or wedding prelude/postlude music.
French Impressionism: 1900-1945 Debussy, Satie, Ravel
If you like the paintings of Monet and Renoir, you’ll love the French Impressionists: Debussy, Ravel and Satie. Look at their paintings and the music follows along, giving the listener a cloudy, floating, dreamlike impression.