Welcome to our Wedding Music page! Since the formation of our quartet in 2007, we have performed in weddings all across New England and we are proud to have been voted BEST Wedding Ceremony Music by Boston A-List thanks to highest reviews and feedback for our performances. Our experience, reliability, and enthusiasm allow us to make each wedding unique, beautiful, and memorable. Choosing the music for your wedding is a lot of fun, and we are always there to help you on every step of the way. The suggestions below are a brief reference to some of the most popular music choices for the traditional wedding ceremony, - you are always welcome to visit our repertoire for a complete list of selections and choose your favorite songs which will make your wedding unique! While our repertoire list includes numerous classical and popular titles, we are also experienced arrangers, and we are proud to fulfill any special request you might have. You are welcome to explore the suggestions on our website, and contact us with music ideas for your wedding!
Prelude music is performed as your guests are arriving and being seated before the ceremony. Depending on the size of the venue and number of guests, prelude is usually 15-30 minutes long. While virtually anything can be performed during the prelude, we suggest upbeat, light classical selections to create a festive atmosphere; some of the popular choices for prelude music include Water Music by Handel, Divertimenti and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart, and Brandenburg Concerti by Bach.
As the ceremony begins, the entrance of each group of people can be accompanied by a piece of music. Depending on the size of the bridal party, individual songs may be assigned to entrances of grandparents and parents (Parents' Processional), entrance of the bridal party (Bridal Party Processional), and entrance of the bride (Bridal Processional).
Parents' Processional is usually accompanied by classical wedding music, and the selections emphasize the noble atmosphere for the entrance of grandparents and parents. Some of the most popular pieces used as Parents' Processional are Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach, Largo from Winter by Vivaldi, and Air on G String by Bach. Contemporary songs, such as What A Wonderful World or The Wedding Song - There Is Love are also often used as Parents' Processional.
Bridal Party Processional is chosen to accompany bridesmaid(s), flower girl(s), and ring bearer(s) as they walk down the isle, and the character of the music here is often lighter and more playful. Some of the traditional classical choices include Spring from The Seasons by Vivaldi, La Rejouissance by Handel, and Pastorale by Corelli; while modern selections could vary from upbeat songs (Clocks and Yellow by Coldplay) to more lyrical soundtracks (Married Life from Pixar's UP, Can You Feel The Love Tonight from Lion King).
Bridal Processional introduces the bride, and we are always excited to perform a piece that best reflects the personality and style of the entrance. One of the most popular choices for Bridal Processional is Canon in D by Pachelbel, and its classical alernatives are Here Comes The Bride by Wagner and Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke. Modern choices often include Love Story by Taylor Swift, Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles, Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.
You may choose to include a short piece of music to accompany the lighting of the candle, sand or rose ceremony, or as a special memory for a family member. Some of the great classical selections for the musical interlude are Ave Maria by Schubert, Morning Meditation by Tchaikovsky, and Adagio by Mendelssohn.
Once the ceremony is completed, a Recessional is performed to accompany the exit of the bridal party, parents, and the bride and groom. One of the most popular recessionals in the world is Mendelssohn's Wedding March, and its classical alternatives would be Ode To Joy by Beethoven, Rondeau by Mauret, Trumpet Tune by Purcell, while modern choices include All You Need is Love by The Beatles, Beautiful Day by U2, Don't Stop Believing by Journey.
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We perform in a variety of styles - our repertoire includes all chamber music classics and wedding favorites, as well as an extensive list of popular modern songs, movie soundtracks, and even video game themes! For a complete list of selections please view our Repertoire List >>>
Visit our music page for a collection of online performance samples! If you'd like to learn more about our string quartet and watch us in action, you are welcome to attend one of our concerts or watch us on Youtube!